Hybrid Genicanthus melanospilos x G. lamarcki angelfish appears at Blue Harbor

Once in a great while we’ll see a swallowtail angelfish of the Genicanthus genus with slightly odd stripes or off coloration and we wonder what kind of pedigree may have caused the aberration. In the case of the swallowtail angelfish…

Blue Harbor scored the tiniest masked angelfish ever caught for aquarium life

[youtube width=”670″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmWImDY4464[/youtube] The tiny little masked angelfish caught last week in Hawaii is already safe and sound in it’s new home at Blue Harbor in Japan. Koji Wada and the Blue Harbor staff received this little treasure right before…

Centropyge debelius, one of the most elusive pygmy angelfish appears at Blue Harbor

Centropyge debelius, the blue mauritius pygmy angelfish is a fish that is so rare and elusive that these may be the first new photos of the species in the last several years. Although Blue Harbor succeeds in obtaining quite the…

Blue Harbor’s incredible rare fish menagerie on captured on video

Every time we see something new from Japan’s Blue Harbor, we want to grab the passport and jump on a plane to check out this place in person. Reef Builders’ own Taka Kamata shared this link with us of some…

Crosshatch bass and juvenile spanish flag make their way to the Blue Harbor

Looks like that planeload of rare Curacao reef fish flew right by Phoenix and straight to Japan’s Blue Harbor. The image above may be blurry but it’s still very exciting for us because it’s one of the only ones displaying…

Blue Harbor shows off why Attenuatus flasher wrasses are HOT!

Holy Wow, would you take a look at that fish. It’s amazing how in one week we’ve seen multiple specimens of the fabled diamond tail flasher wrasse, Paracheilinus attenuatus. It’s no wonder then that Old Town Aquarium and Greenwich Aquaria…

Plectranthias sagamiensis, Sagami perchlet appears at Blue Harbor

The Sagami perchlet, Plectranthias sagamiensis is another very seldom seen reef basslet which has recently made it’s way to the Japanese rare fish Mecca, Blue Harbor. These two pictures show the same specimen of Sagami perchlet displaying two color phases:…

Blue harbor shows off some Lipogramma klayi gems

Rare fish specialists Blue Harbor are at it again with a fresh batch of beautiful bicolor basslets, Lipogramma klayi. These fish were caught on a special deep diving mission in Curacao which among the Lipogramma also targeted candy basslets. Although…

A BlueHarbor bounty

Sometimes the hardest things in life isn’t about writing a captivating blog post, but coming up with a suitable title. Don’t let this curt, three worded headline fool you though. We’ve blogged about BlueHarbor’s cornucopia of rare fish so often…

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…