Enjoy this tank full of crazy rare reef fish

This incredible reef aquarium maintained by Blue Harbor Japan is chock full of the world’s crazy rare reef fish, plenty enough to buy a luxury car with. Populated by one of a kind piscine critters this aquarium is home to…

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…

Rare video of a real life Centropyge debelius revealed in Japanese NPS tank

Centropyge debelius – One of a select few elite and highly sought after mega-rare angelfish that is just as beautiful as it is scarce. Not many Debelius angelfish have entered the trade and only a handful, in the recent years.…

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…

Brown banded cusk eel Sirembo jerdoni is a super cool fish that is too seldom seen

Sirembo jerdoni (Brown-banded cusk-eel) is a really cool and really cute little eel like fish that is just too seldom seen in the trade. It inhabits a wide range across the Indo-west pacific, but due to it’s shy and benthic…

Rare Odontanthias fuscipinis appeared in small batch in Thailand

As you may know, Odontanthias species are not a common fish that you expect to encounter in any normal fish store. The Yellow fin Anthias, Odontanthias fuscipinnis, is one of the hardly seen deepwater anthias other than the more common…

New Northwestern Hawaiian Exhibit coming soon to the Waikiki Aquarium

The Waikiki Aquariums is adding a new and unique exhibit showcasing the rich underwater realm of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. All the coral, fish and other marine life were collected from the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument with rare government approval…

New Odontanthias discovered in Puerto Rico

Odontanthias is a popular genus of deepwater reef fish that includes the Borbonius and Yellow Fin Anthias. Odontanthias is so far only known from the Indian and Pacific Ocean but the unusual fish from Puerto Rico pictured above is a…

New bill threatens to ban commercial reef fish harvest in Hawaii – updated

On the heels of Ret Talbot’s January 2011 CORAL Magazine article on the Hawaiian Marine Aquarium Fish Trade comes a bill in the Hawaii State Legislature to amend Chapter 188 of the Hawaii State Statute.  Specifically, revisions to marine life…

The biggest marine aquarium stories of 2010

Being involved with Reef Builders gives us a front-row seat to the latest news, advancements and stories in the hobby. We have the privilege to bring you new and exciting stories, products and livestock every day. With so many interesting things coming…