Belonoperca soapfishes are striking predators that prefer cool and dimly lit setups

Belonoperca is small genus with only two species which includes the amazing clown like Dr. Seuss Fish and the lesser known B. chabanaudi. These predatory fish are elongated and fierce looking and prefer living under overhangs and ledges in deep…

Prognathodes obliquus and P. dichrous are two similar yet unobtainable species from the Atlantic

The Prognathodes butterflyfishes are an underrated and seldom kept group of fishes that surely deserves some quality air time. While commoner species such as P. marcellae, P. aculeatus and P. aya make it into the trade from time to time,…

Brand new and better videos of the one and only Lipogramma robinsi

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wiu-mrvTwFg&feature=player_embedded#![/youtube] We posted about the only captive┬áLipogramma robinsi in the world not too long ago, and then updated with a short video of it. The old video, nice as it may be, cannot compare to these brand new out of…

BlueHarbor showcases super rare juvenile Bodianus masudai hogfish

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvQdtgSaLTQ&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] The Masudai hogfish is a super rare species that rarely ever makes it into the trade, and even if it does, it’s almost always within the local Japanese market. BlueHarbor once again, in living up to its reputation, scores…

Neon Hogfish, Bodianus sanguineus stars in the House of Fins SPLASH event

[youtube width=”670″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aglwFJtL9HE[/youtube] The Neon Hogfish, Bodianus sanguineus, is by far one of the rarest fish we’ve spotted in a long time. The first and only one we’ve ever seen was in a private collection over ten years ago, back…

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…

House of Fins Anniversary Splash Event pleases lovers of the Rare and Unusual

The House of Fins 52nd Anniversary Splash event was a very special weekend for all those who attended. Not only was there a chance to see a top notch group of speakers, including the ever-affable, highly sought after, yet somewhat…

Neptune grouper and conspicuous angelfish star in SPLASH event in Greenwich CT

Cephalopholis igarashiensis, better known as the Neptune Grouper, is a stunning fish from extremely deep water and we’ve just been floored by this live specimen since it showed up at House of Fins way back in June. Even in that…