Time Travel Thursday: Mr Wong’s collection from the film era

In our previous installation with regards to Mr. Wong, we took a look at some of his existing collection of butterflyfish in his home aquarium. Today we’re stepping into a time machine to explore some of Mr. Wong’s fish that he…

Digiman revisits BlueHarbor and closes 2013 with a spectacular bang

We are closing this year with one last travel story and it’s contributed again by rare fish expert Digiman from Singapore. Following up on his Hong Kong trip, Digiman visited Japan as a final pit stop to his year end…

Hong Kong through Digiman’s eyes part 1: Legendary reefers Dr. Chung and Jimma Ma

Here’s another exciting Reef Builders travelogue showcasing the sights and adventures of the reefing scene in a foreign country. Like our Japan and Bangkok travelogues, we visit yet again another Asian country – the mystical land of Hong Kong. This…

Intimate spawning of Wetmorella nigropinnata caught on tape

For many reef enthusiasts, watching their inhabitants grow and mature in their mini reefs makes the hobby all the more rewarding and gratifying. Fish are more often than not, the essence of a living reef and is what brings life…

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…

Juveniles of the highly uncommon blue eyed lemonpeels are hard to come by

Juvenile lemonpeel angelfish lose their black spot fairly early in their life, so getting of that size with the spot is not easy. Throw in the odds of finding a cocos-island blue eyed lemonpeel of similar stature, and we’re infringing…

Sanjay Joshi’s amazing reef tank is equal parts rare fish and juicy corals

Dr. Sanjay Joshi’s incredible reef tank is a Smörgåsbord of goodies ranging from amazingly matured and colorful SPS corals, to an incredible collection of exotic reef fish. You may recognize the Joculator angelfish from the classic spawning footage of the pair, and indeed,…

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…

Pontyandayo’s reef tank was a tabling acropora and angelfish paradise

Not only are the Japanese famed for their ability to procure rare fish, they are also well known for their meticulous, sleek and neat reef tanks. Youtube user Pontyandayo’s reef tank is a classic example of a neat, well maintained…

Cocos island lemonpeel angelfish are the blue eyed boys from the Indian Ocean

And we mean that literally! The lesser known Indian Ocean form of the lemonpeel angelfish (Centropyge flavissimus), have eluded aquarists for quite some time now, rarely making it into the trade. Originating from the Christmas Islands and Cocos-Keeling, a.k.a Joculator…