Saltwater Fish

Japan is Sourcing Some Big Juicy Yellow Tangs from Ogasawara

If you’ve been wondering where all the big, vivid yellow tangs have gone the answer is that they’re still in the wild, most of us simply can’t get them since Hawaii shut down collection and exports from their waters. But…

How Mouthbrooding Fish Evolved Multiple Times

Breeding aquarium fish can be one of the pinnacles of aquarium success but several groups of fish including jawfish and cardinalfish make it much easier due to one quirk of their parental care, mouthbrooding. Any one who’s kept african cichlids…

Purple X Yellow Tang Hybrid is a Crowning Achievement for Bali Aquarich

We recently paid a long overdue visit to Mr Su who’s Bali Aquarich is a Marine fish Photography heaven. We always get to take pictures of the craziest fish possible whenever we go there, and this time was no exception.…

Ecsenius pulcher, the Beautiful Gulf Blenny from Oman

Ecsenius pulcher is a gorgeous and colorful blenny from Oman that we’ve never seen in the hobby before, but which might soon be making a debut in the slip stream of the Omani clownfish. The latin name of the ‘gulf…

EU wrasse imports jeopardized due to catch-all disease restrictions

Reef Builders has learned that the import of all wrasses into Europe has been restricted. Fish health authorities have confirmed that wrasses and their relatives within the family Labridae are now only allowed to be exported to the European Union…

Yellow Tang, Candy Basslet, and Pygmy Angelfish Being Farmed in Japan

KAMIHATA FISH IND. LTD. is a member of the Kamihata Group, which manufactures and sells the world-famous Hikari brand of ornamental fish food, and imports and wholesales freshwater fish, saltwater fish, goldfish, water plants, reptiles and small animals to aquarium…

Pyronotanthias, Nemanthias and Mirolabrichthys help to Sort Out the ‘Classic’ Anthias Species

Anthiadines have had a taxonomic shake-up this week with 18 Anthias species being reclassified into three other genera, one of which is completely new. Dr Anthony Gill of the University of Sydney has been sifting through what was the sixty-plus species…

How to Keep Multiple Surgeonfish Tangs in the Same Aquarium [Video]

There’s been a lot of confusion regarding the keeping of surgeonfish in reef aquaria especially when it comes to keeping multiple specimens and several different species within the same tank. Experienced reefers have never had a problem keeping a yellow…

Chromis sahulensis & C. norfolkensis, Two More New Damselfish Species

Chromis norfolkensis and C. sahulensis are two new species of one of our favorite group of reef animals, the damselfishes. Like several of the most recently described species of Chromis especially, the new species have been teased apart from other common and well…

Cypho purpurascens is a Rare Dottyback You Can Actually Get

The oblique-lined dottyback, Cypho purpurascens, is a gorgeous and hardy little fish which deserves to be a lot more popular in the reef aquarium hobby. Growing to barely three inches long, this cherry red fish has beautiful blue accent lines around…