Destination De Jong

There are a handful of fish and coral powerhouses spread around the world in isolation, each with their special niche and prowess responsible for procuring some of the hobby’s most sought after. Most recently on our little tour of Europe,…

Liopropoma olneyi “discovered” thanks to a lucky larval catch

Liopropoma olneyi is a “new” species of the popular deepwater basslets which has actually been making it into the aquarium trade for some time now. If you recall the exciting deepwater collections being undertaken in the manned submersible in Curacao…

BlueHarbor teases another red and white striped fish: Liopropoma tonstrinum

Peppermints aren’t the only candy colored fish residing at BlueHarbor currently. In a brand new but smaller scale Southern Pacific shipment, Koji teases with another super rare and beautiful fish dressed in a similar striped garb. Liopropoma tonstrinum is one…

Lipogramma robinsi brought up from the depths for just the second time

Lipogramma robinsi is so rare it wasn’t until early last year that we saw our first pictures of a living specimen. Thanks to the work of the deep diving Curasub in Curacao, we’ve been fortunate to have a plethora of…

B-Box Aquarium adds another feather to its cap with their newest Liopropoma africanum

There’s nothing we enjoy more than a close up video of a rare and highly prized Liopropoma┬ábasslet, and this time, B-Box Aquarium treats us to their spanking new L. africanum. While nowhere near as rare as the crazy deepwater Liopropoma…

Remarkable collection of rare fish on Diver’s Den proves that LiveAquaria is indeed a force to be reckoned with

One can hardly deny that LiveAquaria is indeed one of the best online stores in the U.S. Although they ship only within the United States, their top notch customer service and impeccable range of high quality products are legendary even…

Part 2 of a 2011 Marine Breeder’s Year In Review

The first installment of our 2011 Marine Breeder’s Year in Review was probably more breeding news than you thought could have happened in a single year. ┬áSuprisingly invertebrates, new breeding products, and clownfish releases like the one pictured above only…

Close up video of Lipogramma klayi from B-box Aquarium

We know it may seem like we have an unhealthy obsession with the rare and cryptic, deepwater Lipogramma klayi but we just can’t help ourselves. It’s only been a few weeks since we posted a video of Lipogramma klayi from…