The Rainbow & Wrasse Bass, the Gemini Twins [Video]

You guys know how much we love our rare, bizarre and exotic aquarium fish but very few groups do it for us in the way that the Liopropoma basslets do. Normally coming from deepwater of both the Caribbean and the Pacific…

Audible for Fish? 10 rare or beautiful fish that would have made this gag better

In case you missed it, yesterday was April Fool’s Day and there were many corporations and tech companies sharing some serious groaners with a few funny ones in the mix. The one that caught our attention was Audible’s attempt at…

Recent trip to Japan: Part2 – Visiting Ceppo in Aichi prefecture

The second opportunity to visit an aquarium shop in Japan was Ceppo in Aichi prefecture. ¬†Aichi prefecture is just middle of between Tokyo and Osaka, so it takes 100 minutes from Tokyo station by Shinkansen (Bullet train). ¬†Unfortunately many of…

Opulent Osaka Part 4: A BlueHarbor tribute, and the man behind the brand

We’ve come to our last and final installation of our four part Osaka travelogue. If you’ve been following parts 1, 2 and 3, we hope you’ve enjoyed it, and thank you for exploring some of Osaka’s most opulent reef keepers…

2014 recap: Top 10 scintillating reef fish stories

2014 is fizzing away by the day and as usual, we’ve recapped our ten favourite reef fish stories for the year. Normally we’d put out our top ten highlights just as the year closes to make sure no surprises pops…

Three of Our Favorite Fish and Why We Got Them from TSM Aquatics

As we kick off the new year and take stock of how the Reef Builders Studio is coming along, we are very pleased with how the coral population has grown but we are certainly light in the fish department. There’s…

Temporary quarantine tank can make a fascinating display

When you picture a quarantine tank for receiving and conditioning marine aquarium fish, images of a scuzzy, bare bones glass tank with salt creep all over probably come to mind first. Indeed, aquarists have treated quarantine tanks as a “necessary…

Top 20 new reef fish species of 2012

Every year we look forward to all kinds of new corals, reef fish and products in the marine aquarium hobby but 2012 was an especially rich year for new taxa of various bony reef fish. Like most years we saw…

Historical images of Marine Fish living at the Steinhart Aquarium from the 70s and 80s

The Liopopoma fasciatum above and the Achilles Goldrim Hybrid surgeonfish below are evidence that it was possible to get very neat and rare fish even if you were an aquarist working at the Steinhart Aquarium back in the 70s and…

Huge weekend video roundup with lots of Old School goodness

For some reason this weekend we happened to stumble onto a handful of videos that all have an old school slant to them. The first video of Ganzel’s Reef embeded above definitely has a new school cinematic approach but we…