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…

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…

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…

MAC certified Bodianus paraleucosticticus from Holmes Reef is a stunning beauty

Bodianus paraleucosticticus¬†is a rare and highly sought after hogfish that doesn’t doesn’t get much airtime in the aquarium scene. The five-striped hogfish has a large range which spans from PNG, Bali, Palau, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and the Cook Islands. This…

The elusive Bodianus neopercularis and its near perfect clone

The genus Bodianus has got to be one of the the favorites amongst reefers and fish lovers alike. They’re robust, hardy, have so much personality and not to mention beautiful. Here at ReefBuilders, we’ve already covered many of the rarer…

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…

Juvenile Bodianus izuensis is a rare treat for Hogfish lovers

Not too long ago we were split between two very rare and beautiful hogfishes, Bodianus masudai, and B. paraleucosticticus. Well the labrid indulgence does not end there, as this amazing juvenile Bodianus izuensis made a surprise appearance in Singapore. Measuring…