Andrew Sandler’s reef tanks are a cumulative 1,600 gallons of awesome

Andrew Sandler, or his online alias Hedgedrew, is a dedicated and real hardcore reefer with several amazing set ups. A cumulative total of roughly 1,600 gallons comprising numerous set ups, including amongst others a 1,250 gallon SPS tank, a butterfly…

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…

Rare Fish Alert: Ecsenius oculus, the Ocular Blenny

Of all the blennies that can be found in fish stores, the combtooth blennies (Ecenius sp.) are probably the most popular, desirable, hardy and staple of the lot. Many that enter the trade are colorful and cheap enough for all…

Intimate video of Easter Island shows off its rare endemics in full HD

Easter Island is a semi-mythical destination with an eerie zen like atmosphere surrounding it and its lionised Moai statues. The same is to be said under its waters, where a few highly prized and endemic fish reside. In this intimate…

Raccoon X Panda butterflyfish cross makes for one dreamy looking hybrid

Raccoon butterflyfish are one of the commonest species of Chaetodon in aquariums, while Panda butterflfyfish, Chaetodon adiergastos are very seldom kept in captive aquariums. You can gather how exciting then, it was to discover this stunning cross of raccoon and…

Japanese pygmy angelfish are absolutely divine as juveniles

We don’t really need much of a reason to share with you some fabulous pictures of exquisite reef fish, but when we got these pictures of a juvenile Japanese pygmy angelfish, Centropyge interrupta, well we knew they’d be posted up…

House of Fins amassed a rare fish collection like no other for the 2010 SPLASH event

House of Fins is a premier LFS and aquarium maintenance company located in Greenwich CT. For the last four years HoF has put together this anniversary sale event they simply call “SPLASH”. We’ve been fortunate to attend and speak at…

Beautiful pair of wrought iron butterflyfish caught on video

[youtube width=”670″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H8jd_4NKL8[/youtube] Wrought Iron butterflyfish are unique among the Chaetodon for their black coloration, strong schooling behavior but most of all they just look totally freakin cool. Furthermore, their subtropical distribution in the waters around Japan means that these…

Professionally quarantined exotic marine fish now available from AquaTouch

A handful of professionally quarantined and conditioned rare and exotic reef fish have just become available in the WYSIWYG section of the AquaTouch website. The page lists some of the harder to get, harder to acclimate and much sought after…

LiveAquaria’s show sized wrought iron butterflyfish

Chaetodon daedalma has been and always will be one of the most striking and unique butterflyfish in the world. This Japanese endemic grows very large, it has striking presence in the aquarium, they have a vigorous appetite and a personality…