Tour de BlueHarbor – Part 2. Fixing a deepwater malady

This is the second and final installment to the two part BlueHarbor tour visit. In this article, we visit one of Koji’s customers with perhaps the biggest and most impressive collection of deepwater fish ever. Rare fish aficionados, you do…

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…

Supermale Halichoeres claudia, red-scribbled wrasse, is not your average Christmas wrasse

Halichoeres claudia at first glance may come across to many as just another “Christmas Wrasses”. The term, commonly allocated to most of the Halichoeres wrasses sporting similar coloration. H. claudia however, is no such stereotype. These lovely photographs of the supermale…

Glowing Orange Suezichthys Wrasse collected in deep waters of Japan

Suezitchthys is a genus of slender wrasses which is hardly known in home aquariums, but we’ve got details about a second possible new species discovered in under a month. A few weeks ago we told you about the colorfully adorned new species of…

Digiman revisits BlueHarbor and closes 2013 with a spectacular bang

We are closing this year with one last travel story and it’s contributed again by rare fish expert Digiman from Singapore. Following up on his Hong Kong trip, Digiman visited Japan as a final pit stop to his year end…

The real Odontanthias chrysostictus from Indonesia is only the second specimen we’ve seen so far

Having recently untangled the confusing web spun by the three highly similar Odontanthias species, we are now able to look at things with a fresh slate and a brand new perspective. Here’s a looker worth a few minutes of your…

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…

B-Box Aquarium adds another feather to its cap with their newest Liopropoma africanum

There’s nothing we enjoy more than a close up video of a rare and highly prized Liopropoma basslet, and this time, B-Box Aquarium treats us to their spanking new L. africanum. While nowhere near as rare as the crazy deepwater Liopropoma…

Digiman’s rocky reef tank is a rare fish paradise

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKDwMmS08A4&feature=channel[/youtube] Mr. Tay, more commonly known online as Digiman from Singapore, is a rare fish enthusiast that has been featured on ReefBuilders on a few occasions. Enthusiast is an understatement to his passion and Digiman is someone who knows his…

Brown banded cusk eel Sirembo jerdoni is a super cool fish that is too seldom seen

Sirembo jerdoni (Brown-banded cusk-eel) is a really cool and really cute little eel like fish that is just too seldom seen in the trade. It inhabits a wide range across the Indo-west pacific, but due to it’s shy and benthic…