The Staghorns of Bauhinia: A Short Tour Of Acropora Species In Wild Hong Kong

When someone talks about Hong Kong, we would most likely associate it with the breathtaking skyscrapers, night scenery, the bustling city life as well as its diverse people and culture. But this tiny city tucked away on the coast of…

31 New Records of Reef Fish Found in Hong Kong

Underwater visual surveys conducted across 55 dive sites in Hong Kong have revealed another 31 reef fish species from 14 families living there. The species include members from Acanthuridae, Chaetodontidae, Diodontidae, Gobiidae, Labridae, Mullidae, Nemipteridae, Pinguipedidae, Pomacanthidae, Pomacentridae, Ptereleotridae, Solenostomidae,…

New Tubastrea Species Discovered in Hong Kong: T. dendroida, T. violacea & T. chloromura

It’s not everyday we get to learn about new species of corals, most of the recent description being of newly discovered soft, Octocoral species, but today we celebrate three new inductees to the Scleractinia hard corals. The three new described…

3D Printed Terra-Cotta Coral Tiles Deployed Around Hong Kong

Marine scientists and architects from the Swire Institute of Marine Science (SWIMS) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and its Robotic Fabrication Lab of the faculty of architecture have created a novel 3D print terra-cotta tiles that will act…

Wild Genicanthus Hybrid makes a Splash in Hong Kong

Genicanthus hybrids are one of the rarest cross of all angelfishes and for reasons unknown, the resulting cross can be quite surprising. The latest specimen of hybrid Genicanthus angelfish to hit our radar perfectly exemplifies this phenomenon with a large…

Incredible Xanthic Eibl’s Angelfish Appears in Hong Kong

Pygmy angelfish are very popular marine aquarium fish because they pack a lot of personality and color into a very manageable size. But another thing that we can sometimes enjoy in the dwarf Centropyge genus is some really wildly aberrant specimens…

Hybrid sixbar and koran angelfish surfaces in Hong Kong

The very special angelfish we have here is an extremely rare hybrid of koran angelfish and sixbar angelfish. This surprisingly familiar looking fish comes to us from┬áHao Hoi Company Limited in Hong Kong who acquired this fish from a supplier…

Hong Kong through Digiman’s eyes part 2: A hat-trick of ultra lemonpeel hybrids

This is a continuation of Digiman’s two-part Hong Kong travel experience. In part 1, we took a look at the collection of two renowned HK reefers, namely Dr. Chung and Jimma Ma. Here, we take a quick look at Digiman’s…

Hong Kong through Digiman’s eyes part 1: Legendary reefers Dr. Chung and Jimma Ma

Here’s another exciting Reef Builders travelogue showcasing the sights and adventures of the reefing scene in a foreign country. Like our Japan and Bangkok travelogues, we visit yet again another Asian country – the mystical land of Hong Kong. This…

Whatafather reef from Hong Kong is a thing of beauty

There are tanks that are awesome for their fish and coral, and then there are tanks that are awesome because of their cleanliness along with the fish and coral. The Reef of Hong Kong reef forum user Whatafather definitely falls…