Anthias

2014 recap: Top 10 scintillating reef fish stories

2014 is fizzing away by the day and as usual, we’ve recapped our ten favourite reef fish stories for the year. Normally we’d put out our top ten highlights just as the year closes to make sure no surprises pops…

South African Harlequin Goldies, Pseudanthias connelli available for the first time

The Harlequin Goldie, Pseudanthias connelli is an iconic member of the underwater marine aquarium community in its native range of South Africa. A member of the widely distributed Pseudanthias genus, the males of this species sport a dramatically different color and pattern which…

Sequential Hermaphrodites: Protandrous, Protogynous or serial bidirectional?

Things are rather peculiar in the realm of reef fish. Few phenomenons are clear cut in black and white. At a glance it’s as if the myriad of biological processes walk the grey zone, waiting for the deciding waves to push them…

Pseudanthias flavicauda sighted in tahiti, with video of its habitat

Pseudanthias flavicauda aka the yellow tailed anthias is a juicy colorful species of anthias which is rarely ever seen in the aquarium trade. First described in Fiji, Pseudanthias flavicauda was recently collected in the Coral Sea by Cairns Marine and now…

Behind the face of LiveAquaria – Kevin Kohen’s fish collection part 3

We’ve come to the final installation of our three part mini series featuring the private fish collection of Kevin Kohen. This last post covers Kevin’s nano tank, so it won’t be a long post as there aren’t many fish in…

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…

Plectranthias alcocki described from Southwestern India

The only known picture of Plectranthias alcocki won’t win this species any beauty pageants, but based on what we know about the genus it’s highly likely that living specimens display beautiful coloration. Discovered in Southwest India, Plectranthias alcocki is the latest…

Secrets of the ghost anthias revealed in Sakayana’s dive blog

We’ve mentioned briefly before that the genus Pseudanthias, and anthias in general, are not prone to hybridisation and aberrations. Despite making their presence deeply felt by occupying almost every square inch of coral reef in shallow water, and even being…

The mind-blowing Odontanthias elizabethae has left us speechless

There are some fish that are just so rare they’re almost mythical, and to see one would probably require divine intervention on some cosmic celestial level. We’re so fascinated with Odontanthias, and over the years few representatives from this genus…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: The secret life of Plectranthias inermis

It really is an open secret that here at ReefBuilders, we are head over heels for Plectranthias. It is hands down one of the coolest genus of fish for the home aquarium. They’re charismatic and shy at the same time,…