Yellow face coral beauty angelfish imported from Cebu by Aqua Terra Distributors

As far as unusually colored reef fish go, this yellow faced coral beauty is definitely an eye catching specimen. Captured in Cebu, the yellow face Coral Beauty angelfish is a larger specimen which doesn’t appear to be a hybrid with…

Reef tanks of ReefStock, Denver by Mr. Saltwater

[vimeo width=”680″ height=”400″]http://vimeo.com/24137339[/vimeo] While many of America’s finest reef aquarists descended on Denver for the Reef Builders ReefStock event every March, we take the opportunity to brag about our vibrant local reef scene by visiting some of the area’s finest…

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…

Exceptional captive-bred Latezonatus Clownfish

We’re not the first to sing the praises of this new offering that’s hooking rare fish hoarders and clownfish addicts alike. Heck, these aren’t the first captive-bred Latezonatus clownfish I’ve kept. I’ve been jonesing for more captive-bred Amphiprion latezonatus ever…

Stunning videos of a juvenile and an adult male spotted angelfish, Genicanthus takeuchii

While most angelfish reserve their reverence for the Hawaiian masked angelfish, Genicanthus personatus, when it comes to swallowtail angelfish we hold the spotted angelfish, Genicanthus takeuchii, closest to our reefing hearts. You can imagine our excitement when we discovered not…

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…

Reef Culture Technologies is ramping up to breed angelfish again

After a long absence from breeding marine angelfishes, we are happy to announce that Frank Baensch has already begun to get Reef Culture Technologies back into gear. For a few years in the early 2000s Frank Baensch was a prolific…

Rare fish collector Rob Lower dies of dive-related injuries

Rob Lower was a marine ornamental fish collector who specialized in finding and catching many rare Hawaiian endemic reef fish, many of which were only accessible by diving to the limits. Over the last few years Mr. Lower was one…

Blue Harbor scored the tiniest masked angelfish ever caught for aquarium life

[youtube width=”670″ height=”425″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmWImDY4464[/youtube] The tiny little masked angelfish caught last week in Hawaii is already safe and sound in it’s new home at Blue Harbor in Japan. Koji Wada and the Blue Harbor staff received this little treasure right before…

Tiny little masked angelfish caught and filmed in Hawaii

Superstar deepwater reef fish collector Rufus Kimura and Co. have successfully captured a tiny little masked angelfish juvenile, Genicanthus personatus. Right as we were retiring for last night we heard whisperings that a juvenile Genicanthus personatus had been caught at…