Atlantis Aquarium of Germany shows off a stunning trio of Pseudojuloides atavai

Pseudojuloides is a wonderful albeit surprisingly unpopular genus of sand dwelling wrasse that deserves more attention. Out of slightly more than a dozen members including several new and undescribed species, none is more captivating and beautiful as Pseudojuloides atavai. Hailing…

Pseudojuloides edwardi: a spectacular new wrasse species is named after a fellow aquarist

Pseudojuloides edwardi is a new species of slender pencil wrasse from Mombasa Kenya which was actually discovered in a fish store, long time friend of the Reef Builders team, Greenwhich Aquaria. The new species is named in honor of one of…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: The Mauritian endemic Pseudojuloides xanthomos

Pseudojuloides is a genus of touchy labrids that are aptly named pencil wrasses for their slender figure. The genus boasts a sizeable number of mostly colourful sexually dichromatic species, of which only a small sampling is offered to the aquarium trade.…

Pseudojuloides sp 4 has entered the trade before under our watchful radars

Lagoon is a well known LFS in Japan that occasionally snares up pretty amazing rare fish. While checking their website out recently, we stumbled upon this image in their rare fish hall of fame archives. While this specimen is not…

Unknown scribbled face Pseudojuloides lands at Greenwich Aquaria

Pseudojuloides is a beautiful genus that gets quality air time here at ReefBuilders. This group of wrasses do not get as much love as they should, and are often overshadowed by their hardier and more forgiving Cirrhilabrus cousins. Though small,…

Pseudojuloides kaleidos is a rare pencil wrasse from the Maldives

Pseudojuloides kaleidos is a beautiful species that hails from the Indian Ocean, and is seldom collected for the trade but the odd specimens sometimes appears from the Maldives. Like many of its cousins in the pencil wrasse genus (Pseudojuloides), it…

New undescribed Pseudojuloides slender wrasse for sale in Japan

The gorgeous slender wrasse above is a brand new species which has not been seen before, and which is being offered for sale in the Japanese market. It’s not everyday that a spanking brand new undescribed fish hits the market…

The yellow slender wrasse, Pseudojuloides xanthomos, is imported for the first time by B-box Aquarium

Recently, B-Box Aquarium discovered a pair of unknown Pseudojuloides wrasse species in a live stock delivery from southern Africa.  The head worker for the shop researched what a kind of species they are and he ended at FishBase. The fish…

10 Rare Hawaiian Aquarium Fish

Hawaii is well known as a hot spot of endemism both above and below the water and this is a fact which aquarium fish fanciers are very well acquainted with. Many common shallow water species that have been enjoyed by…

Top 20 New Reef Fish Species of 2020

One of the funnest aspects of staying on top of all the marine, ocean and aquarium news is becoming familiar with all the newly described species of fish, corals, and invertebrates. Last week (year) we covered the top 10 new…