Super rare Chaetodontoplus niger photographed in Oak Island, Japan

Chaetodontoplus niger is a fish so seldom seen and so little is known about, that the word rare is quite simply, an extreme understatement. It is possibly the rarest member of the Chaetodontoplus genus, along with C. ballinae. There have…

Following passion to a job in the aquarium industry

Seems like just a few months ago, I was comfortably rat-holed in my souless, financial-sector job, using every spare second to play with, or plot about my aquariums, writing my weekly rants on all things saltwater, or traveling to speaking gigs and…

Reef Fish Hawaii HD for the iPad is the perfect companion to Reef Critters Hawaii

Reef Fish Hawaii HD from Keoki and Yuki Stender of Marine Life Photography is the fishy follow up to the Reef Critters Hawaii app that was previously released for the iPad. Like its predecessor, Reef Fishes Hawaii includes tons of…

First hand account of the capture of a shallow water Personatus Angelfish

Just over a week ago, Hawaiian fish collector Matt Ross was diving in Oahu looking to catch a regular fare of Hawaiian reef fish when he stumbled upon one of Hawaii’s most esteemed fish, the masked angelfish, Genicanthus personatus. Within…

House of Fins brings Personatus angelfish to continental US

Personatus angelfish may be caught in U.S. waters but aside from their brief stint in Hawaii, they usually go East to Japan, Taiwan or Hong Kong. House of Fins has bucked this trend by laying down some big bucks to…

Personatus angelfish video

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkyTdwjHZiU[/youtube] If the masked angelfish, Genicanthus personatus, is a fish that just moves you and the video update from a couple months ago wasn’t enough, this morning you’re in luck. Just yesterday the owner of the tiniest masked angelfish ever…

Exceptional captive-bred Latezonatus Clownfish

We’re not the first to sing the praises of this new offering that’s hooking rare fish hoarders and clownfish addicts alike. Heck, these aren’t the first captive-bred Latezonatus clownfish I’ve kept. I’ve been jonesing for more captive-bred Amphiprion latezonatus ever…

Video update on the tiny personatus angelfish

Late last summer a tiny masked angelfish, Genicanthus personatus, was captured in Hawaii by Rufus Kimura. We heavily covered this tiny specimen of the demi-god masked angelfish, first with an on-site video of the tiny masked angelfish, and later on…

New bill threatens to ban commercial reef fish harvest in Hawaii – updated

On the heels of Ret Talbot’s January 2011 CORAL Magazine article on the Hawaiian Marine Aquarium Fish Trade comes a bill in the Hawaii State Legislature to amend Chapter 188 of the Hawaii State Statute.  Specifically, revisions to marine life…

Reef Culture Technologies is ramping up to breed angelfish again

After a long absence from breeding marine angelfishes, we are happy to announce that Frank Baensch has already begun to get Reef Culture Technologies back into gear. For a few years in the early 2000s Frank Baensch was a prolific…