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These Breeder Mandarin Crocea Clams Are Untouchable

Mandarin Crocea Clams are a particular variety of Tridacna crocea with a psychedelic pattern that is reminiscent of the popular aquarium fish. Many of the giant clam species can have truly wild colors and patterns but the ‘Mandarin’ pattern is one…

Borbonius Anthias Captive Bred By Biota Palau

Biota Palau is no stranger to being first to captive breed some popular tropical marine fish and the Borbonius anthias is the latest species to be added to their catalog. Their captive bred mandarins have revolutionized the experience of keeping…

Visiting the Original Giant Clam Farm in Palau

Palau is home to eight of the ten known species of giant clams, making it one of the epicenters of giant clam diversity in the world. Better yet, Palau is also home to the world’s first and still oldest operating…

Exploring The Shallow Water Corals of Palau’s Nikko Bay (Video)

Just take a look at that aerial photograph of Palau’s Nikko Bay above – this is the kind of habitat where crazy corals can be seen and found. The lush rainforests grows on steep limestone cliffs right up to the water’s…

Biota’s Bristletail Filefish are TRAINED to Eat Aiptasia!

Bristletail filefish,¬†Acreichthys tomentosus, is a well known reef fish that has a strong¬†potential to eat Aiptasia and Majano pest anemones. Despite their long record, I’d actually never personally employed one for this purpose, opting instead for peppermint shrimp and/or copperband…

Captive Bred Mandarin Goby from Biota Aquariums

The mandarin goby is one of the most popular marine aquarium fish, unfortunately it is not the easiest fish to keep, and definitely not recommended for beginners. One way to make the iconic dragonet more accessible is to offer them…

Huge spawning fish swarms in Palau really are Unique Dive Expeditions

The internet is full of superlatives related to all kinds of topics but we’re planting a flag in this virtual ground, and stating outright that these videos of mass spawning aggregations from Unique Dive Expeditions are some of the most…

Palau Deep Reef fish collecting video released in full

The Palau Deep Reef collection video is infamous for documenting some of our best deep diving ichthyologists “at work” while sounding like Donald Duck. First revealed to the aquarium hobby during the 2008 MACNA Keynote in Atlanta, this video has…

Pseudanthias calloura makes an unexpected resurgence after a long hiatus

Pseudanthias calloura is widely known for its rarity as well as its beauty. It’s scarcity in the trade has promoted this species to the top of many wish lists, only to bring disappointment to said list makers. Commonly known as…

Chromis brevirostris is a gorgeous species which is barely documented

Here at Reef Builders we are a fan of all things Chromis, and are especially fond of the deep water species such as the world famous Chromis abyssus. C. abyssus was described in 2008 together with four other species –…