hogfish

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…

The Fish At JZ Marine Aquariums Will Knock Your Socks Off!

Australia has proven to be an extremely fruitful aquarium scene, and our latest LFS visit brought us far outside of Sydney to JZ Marine Aquariums. This small unassuming shop is truly a specialty shop and while it’s easy to dismiss…

Bodianus bennetti is the newest species of hogfish from the South Pacific

Bodianus bennetti is a new species of colorful hogfish which the aquarium hobby is fully responsible for bringing to the light of day. Bodianus bennetti is closely related to several species in the Trochocopus subgenus of hogfish that are typified by having a…

Terelabrus flavocephalus, third candy hogfish finally gets described

Terelabrus flavocephalus is the newest species of hogfish to be described and added to the growing family of the ever popular marine wrasses. This third species of candy hogfish has been known from the Indian Ocean, Maldives to be precise,…

Top 15 new reef fish species of 2015

This has been a very big year for new fish species, both described and discovered. Normally we finish up each year with a ‘Top 10’ new species but 2015 was so well endowed with fish being inducted into the hall…

Terelabrus dewapyle is the newest species of candy cane hogfish

Terelabrus dewapyle is a new species of deepwater wrasse described from specimens collected in the western Pacific ocean. The newly minted species is only the second species of ‘candy cane hogfish’ joining the ever popular Terelabrus rubrovitattus and finally adds some…

Unusual Izu hogfish could be a hybrid or a regional variant

This is one very attractive and unusual Izu hogfish which has us quite stumped about its origin. The image below is the first look we got of this particular specimen showing a near perfect blend of the color pattern of a…

Will the real Terelabrus rubrovittatus please swim up

Terelabrus is at the moment a monotypic genus first erected in 1998 based on an unknown labrid caught at 100m in Bulari Pass, New Caledonia. Since then, the genus has not expanded despite the appearance of two potentially new species, one…

BlueHarbor scores with an unfamiliar but stunning Bodianus sanguineus look alike

BlueHarbor really knows how to work their rare fish magic and their latest acquisition along with that stunning first ever pair of Cirrhilabrus claire is this unusual and unfamiliar, yet gorgeous hogfish. Decked out in neon highlighter red and yellow,…

The highly elusive and beautiful Bodianus opercularis surfaces in Hong Kong

The Bodianus hogfishes get loads of quality air time here at ReefBuilders, and for good reason. Hogfish are gorgeous, rare, easy to keep and overall a group of very hardy fish that can withstand the rumble and tumble of a…