wrasses

The ultra rare Paracheilinus hemitaeniatus makes its 2013 year end debut

As the countdown for 2014 ticks closer with each passing day, the chances of seeing another industry’s first grows narrower and narrower. We’ve seen some incredible fish this year, even some never before seen species, and here’s another last minute…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Cirrhilabrus brunneus, specter of darkness

Today’s Awesome Fish Spotlight is a recap on a species that we’ve highlighted before, but aims to introduce new pictures of a brand new specimen that recently entered the market again. Cirrhilabrus brunneus is a rare species that is closely…

The dwarf pintail fairy wrasses are finally coming

There are two pintail fairy wrasses, the large Cirrhilabrus lanceolatus usually from Japan and the smaller Cirrhilabrus cf. lanceolatus which is known from Japan and the northern Philippines. In regards to the smaller dwarf pintail, this is an undescribed species sometimes referred…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Cirrhilabrus squirei dressed in full regalia

We’ve been covering head to toe on the newest Cirrhilabrus from down under that there’s hardly anything new to say. That did not stop us from taking some incredible pictures of this extremely beautiful terminal male specimen though. We’ve been…

Digiman shares his new Pseudanthias rubrolineatus and Cirrhilabrus claire in a video update

Digiman is back with a new tank update showing a glimpse of his exquisite collection once again. Fans of rare fish who follow Reefbuilders often should be familiar with this Singaporean reefer. With an extensive know how of deepwater rare…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Cirrhilabrus claire like you’ve never seen, up close and in HD

Today’s Awesome Fish Spotlight features what is probably the rarest and least often seen species of Cirrhilabrus currently that has entered the trade. These are some of the clearest pictures of a large stunning alpha male anywhere right now and…

Pseudojuloides sp 4 has entered the trade before under our watchful radars

Lagoon is a well known LFS in Japan that occasionally snares up pretty amazing rare fish. While checking their website out recently, we stumbled upon this image in their rare fish hall of fame archives. While this specimen is not…

Paracheilinus rennyae, a new flasher wrasse from Flores Indonesia

Paracheilinus rennyae is a new species of flasher wrasse recently described with a very unique and distinct outline to its profile. Looking not unlike the smooth edged Paracheilinus octotaenia from the Red Sea, Paracheilinus rennyae comes from southwestern Flores Island in the…

Incredibly rare Cirrhilabrus hybrid from RVS FishWorld lands in Iwarna Aquafarm, Singapore

The amazing wrasse pictured above is an incredibly rare fusion between two already rare species. The yet to be described Pintail fairy wrasse (Cirrhilabrus cf. lanceolatus) and the also difficult to obtain Crescent tail fairy wrasse (C. lunatus) sometimes hybridizes…

Not True To Name – a variation of the red tailed flasher wrasse, Paracheilinus rubricaudalis, found on the GBR

The Flasher Wrasses, like their cousins the Fairy Wrasses, epitomize what a great, reef-safe marine fish really is. One of the newest species on the block, Paracheilinus rubricaudalis or the Redtailed Flasher Wrasse described by Randall and Allen in 2003,…