hogfish

Cairns Marine churns out another stunning Bodianus paraleucosticticus from the Coral Sea

Bodianus paraleucosticticus is a gorgeous hogfish that is far too scarce in the trade. The five-striped hogfish is layered in alternating stripes of salmon pink and white, gradually fading to yellow as it reaches the base and tail region. All hogfishes…

Bodianus sp. Banana Hogfish is a totally enviable beauty from the South Pacific

Bodianus hogfish are totally hot right now with B. paraleucosticticus occsionally showing up, peppermint hogfish are now being collected in two flavors: an Indian Ocean Bodianus opercularis and Pacific Ocean B. neopercularis forms. Meanwhile in Japan Blue Harbor has been…

New Terelabrus sp. Japan brought up from the depths of Okinawa

A new species of Terelabrus has just been captured and hauled up from the deep reef and it looks to be acclimating well to aquarium life. The never before seen Terelabrus sp. Japan was collected at a depth of 170…

Terelabrus candy cane hogfish video – you’ve probably not seen a wrasse like this

The candy cane hogfish of the Terelabrus genus are curious and colorful reef fish with the potential to be an awesome reef aquarium inhabitant. With a body shape and size fallin halfway between a wrasse and a hogfish, the candy hogfish is small…

Sea Dwelling Creatures brings rare Bodianus paraleucosticticus to America

The five stripe hogfish, Bodianus paraleucosticticus, is an amazing and rare hogfish which very rarely graces American soil. Recently, Cairns Marine out of Australia has been making more regular excursions to the Coral Sea to get exotic reef fish such as the five-striped…

BlueHarbor releases new pictures and videos of Cirrhilabrus claire along with the other deepwater rarities

BlueHarbor released new pictures and videos of their latest haul and here’s a better look at the insanely rare Cirrhilabrus claire. As we’ve mentioned previously, C. claire has never had its live picture featured anywhere before and this pair marks…

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…

Deep Sea Challengers scores huge with Liopropoma aragai, Bodianus masudai, Plectranthias sp and Aulacocephalus temminckii

Deep Sea Challengers is a formidable force in the rare fish paradigm. They’ve collected the illustrious Neptune grouper, Lanceolatus fairy wrasses, Symphysanodon typus and just last week, we shared with you a brand new video of O. katayamai. That’s just the…

MAC certified Bodianus paraleucosticticus from Holmes Reef is a stunning beauty

Bodianus paraleucosticticus is a rare and highly sought after hogfish that doesn’t doesn’t get much airtime in the aquarium scene. The five-striped hogfish has a large range which spans from PNG, Bali, Palau, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and the Cook Islands. This…