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…

Pseudojuloides pluto and proserpina are two new pencil wrasses from Micronesia and the Marquesan islands

Prolific Ph.D. candidate Yi Kai Tea (Lemon Tyk) has published papers on not just two but four new species of Pencil wrasse this week. Pseudojuloides crux and P.paradiseus are now being joined by P.pluto and P.proserpina, taking the total number of Pencil Wrasse species to 18.

Bodianus tanyokidus, the First Live Specimen at the Churaumi Aquarium

Bodianus tanyokidus is a very rare deepwater species of hogfish that we’ve been searching for for almost a decade. This almost unknown species of beefy ‘wrasse’ is pretty much only documented in Rudie Kuiter’s wrasse bible wherein a single photo…

Two More Exciting Captive Bred Species from Bali Aquarich

You heard about the recent breeding of Centropyge joculator as well as the Rock beauty (Holacanthus tricolor). But this is not the end of recent breeding announcements, as the very warm and dry weather in Bali brought us some two…

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…

Spotted Line Hogfish, Bodianus rubrisos, Collected by RVS Fishworld

Hogfish are a group of wrasses that are very popular for saltwater aquariums, and some are even suitable for reef tanks. Within the Bodianus genus there are a lot of very colorful, medium sized species which are most often found 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…

Two Stunning New Species of Pencil Wrasses: Pseudojuloides polynesica & P. splendens

The pencil wrasse genus Pseudojuloides just increased by two more new species, the splendid pencil wrasse, Pseudojuloides splendens and the Polynesian Pencil Wrasse, Pseudojuloides polynesica. Both of these two new pencil wrasses are similar in appearance to the colorful smalltail pencil…

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…