Rare Black Ear Candy Hogfish is First One In USA

A single specimen of a rare deepwater hogfish has arrived in America for the first time. Named the Black Ear Candy Hogfish, Bodianus tanyokidus comes from the Indo-West Pacific, Comoro Islands, and Mauritius to southern Japan, and can be found…

31 New Records of Reef Fish Found in Hong Kong

Underwater visual surveys conducted across 55 dive sites in Hong Kong have revealed another 31 reef fish species from 14 families living there. The species include members from Acanthuridae, Chaetodontidae, Diodontidae, Gobiidae, Labridae, Mullidae, Nemipteridae, Pinguipedidae, Pomacanthidae, Pomacentridae, Ptereleotridae, Solenostomidae,…

Dactylanthias is a Deepwater Anthias on Steroids!

Dactylanthias is a genus of large, very showy anthias that live in water so deep they are only rarely seen alive, usually through deep diving submersibles and ROVs. For the most part the majority of photos of Dactylanthias are of freshly reeled up…

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…

Two More Exciting Captive Bred Species from Bali Aquarich

You heard about the recent breeding of Centropyge joculator as well as the Rock beauty (Holacanthus tricolor). But this is not the end of recent breeding announcements, as the very warm and dry weather in Bali brought us some two…

Captive Bred Sunrise Hogfish Available from Hawaiian Reefer

The sunrise hogfish aka Bodianus sanguineus has long been one of our favorite rare, deepwater, exotic hogfish species and in fact it was probably one of the first desirable hogfish species for aquariums. This hogfish, once known only from one…

Chromis tingting, a New Species of Damselfish from Japan

Chromis tingting is a brand new species of damselfish described from Japan by Lemon TYK and Anthony Gill. Hailing from Japan’s famous Sagami Bay, the new Ting Ting damselfish has been confounded with similarly colored Chromis like C. mirationis with which…

Our 10 Favorite Stories from 15 Years of RVS Fishworld

To be honest, the saltwater aquarium hobby would be so much less exciting without RVS Fishworld. Founded by Barnett Shutman and his extended family over fifteen years ago, RVS Fishworld deserves all the air time it receives and then some. …

This Beverly Hills Reef Tank is Nothing But The Best [Video]

Every once in a while we come across a reef tank that is fueled by unlimited resources. It’s been a long while since we’ve since an uncompromising reef aquarium setup but Reef 301 in Beverly Hills is one of those…

This Hawaii Biotope Aquarium is the Best FOWLR Ever!

Reef tanks have all but taken over the saltwater side of the aquarium hobby but we’ve still got a special place reserved in our hearts for tanks dedicated to showcasing nice marine fish. Today’s feature is quite possibly one of…