First Masked Angelfish of the year collected by Ron Tubbs

Of all the rare reef fish in the world, the masked angelfish is one of the very few for which we follow and track every single specimen collected. The first big splash in rare fish collecting news is Ron Tubbs’…

2012 Marine Breeder’s Year in Review

As has become a tradition, it’s time again for a look back at the past year’s advances in marine fish breeding with our annual Marine Breeder’s Year In Review.  (see 2010, and 2011 Part 1, and 2011 Part 2, for…

Watanabe angelfish successfully bred and reared by Karen Britain

If we just stumbled across a random youtube video claiming to be documenting captive bred marine angefish we’d be skeptical to say the least. However we are a lot more credulous when we see that the video of captive bred…

Tour de BlueHarbor – Part 1. Beyond the shopfront.

BlueHarbor is perhaps, one of the more iconic and reputable fish stores in the East and maybe even the world – Renowned for their incredible repertoire of some of the rarest reef fishes, as well as Koji’s incredible knowledge and…

Shallow water diving in Lord Howe puts you within reach of amazing neotropical reef fish

If you ever find yourself diving in Lord Howe for whatever reason, chances are you’ll encounter a wild McCulloch’s clownfish and there’s nothing that will allow you to take it home. Not even a Master Ball. The video right at…

Chaetodon daedalma X C. guentheri is one of many hybrids from the waters of Ogasawara

Ogasawara in Japan is home to many rare species and hybrids such as the Genicanthus semifasciatus X G. takeuchii hybrid and the Wrought iron butterflyfish hybrid above. The hybrid love child isn’t nearly as impressive as one half of its…

Reefs of Ogasawara are ablaze with angelfish and damselfish

The reefs of Ogasawara may not be as colorful and vibrant as the indo-pacific, but boring and quiet it most certainly is not. The short video above proves just that, as it focuses on a lone sub-adult female Genicanthus takeuchii…

A closer look at the extremely elusive Cirrhilabrus blatteus

Cirrhilabrus blatteus, more aptly named the purpled-boned fairy wrasse, is a member of the genus that is so extremely seldom seen that these handful of pictures of the fish in this post are probably some of the best out there.…

Large male spotted angelfish struts it’s stuff on video

The spotted angelfish, Genicanthus takeuchi, is a species of reef fish so obscure that it doesn’t get hardly any airtime outside of Reef Builders where we specialize in the rare and the unusual. This video taken on a cool deeper…

The takeuchii x semifasciatus angelfish hybrid is half grown up, caught on video even

We are stoked to see new pics of Genicanthus takeuchi hybrid at a larger size and as an added bonus we’ve even found a video of a halfgrown male spotted angelfish hybrid that was uploaded not more than a week…