wrasses

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…

Nursalim Flasher Wrasse Enters the Aquarium Hobby

The Nursalim Flasher wrasse is such a rare and exotic fish, it’s been a book fish, a holy grail for rare fish fanciers and we never thought we’d see this species in captivity. But this week LiveAquaria announced that not…

Terelabrus zonalis, A New Hogfish Species from the Philippines

Terelabrus zonalis is the newest labrid species which is part of an enigmatic group of wrasses called the candy hogfish. With usually bright red and white or yellow stripes, it’s easy to see why they are compared to candy in…

Top 5 New Species of Wrasses of 2017

Two thousand seventeen was a super busy year for us to keep up with all the new species being described from tropical coral reefs. There was a multitude of novel creatures getting formal classification from tropical coral reefs that included…

These Four Rare Fish Make For An Incredible Madagascar Biotope Aquarium

The Indian Ocean is one of the least explored ecoregions of the world, and madagascar in particular is nearly a black hole of information when it comes to ornamental aquarium fish. Thankfully in recent years RVS Fishworld‘s sister operation in…

Paracheilinus hemitaeniatus, the Holy Grail Flasher Wrasse Being Collected in Madagascar

Paracheilinus hemitaeniatus, the half-banded flasher wrasse is a very elusive species that has been all but absent in the aquarium hobby. Hailing only from Madagascar and a few locations in South Africa, this species has turned out to be the…

Nursalim Flasher Wrasses Caught in Dramatic Battles!

The Blenny Watchers are at it with another great and exclusive look at the behavior of unusual marine life. In focus for this video is a pair of illustrious Nursalim flasher wrasses, Paracheilinus nursalim, showing us everything they’ve got.  Part battle…

Paracheilinus alfiani video shows this new species in the wild

Paracheilinus alfiani is only a few days old as a newly minted species and already we have the world’s first videos of the new flasher wrasse. The video clip of Alfian’s flasher wrasse comes to us from Anna & Ned…

Paracheilinus alfiani, P. paineorum & P. xanthocirritus, three new flasher wrasses

Paracheilinus alfiani, P. paineorum and P. xanthocirritus are three new species joining the ranks of flasher wrasses. The description of these three new¬†Paracheilinus is part of a massive review of the genus overall and it sorts out a few of…

Top 5 big reef fish discoveries from the Philippines this year

It’s been a busy year for the reef aquarium hobby and especially for reef fish discoveries¬†in the Philippines. The Philippines is the largest single exporter of ornamental fish for the aquarium trade. With a population of nearly 100 milion people,…