Juvenile Bank’s butterflyfish gets a closeup on video

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuHDypcsxjg[/youtube] B-Box aquarium¬†is one of the select few fish stores always at the forefront of something rare or exciting. This time, with a video of a juvenile Bank’s butterflyfish (Prognathodes aya). While not as rare and not nearly as expensive…

Orange-margin butterflyfish video from Blue Harbor features a never before seen juvenile

Prognathodes basabei is a remarkable species of butterflyfish that lives in the depths of Hawaii and nowhere else in the world. The gorgeous orange margin butterflyfish possesses a unique beauty and the extreme depth in which it lives in makes…

ReefStock this Saturday at the Denver Downtown Aquarium

This Saturday March 12th Reef Builders will be presenting the fourth annual ReefStock conference. ReefStock is a fully rounded conference with lots of captive raised corals for sale, all the latest and greatest products, experienced reef aquarium speakers and an…

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…

A pictorial walkthrough of the Denver Downtown Aquarium

The Denver Downtown Aquarium may be small compared to some larger establishments, but it is still packed with a wide variety of interesting fresh and saltwater creatures. We’ve previously posted about the Denver Aquarium’s terminal phase hardwicki wrasse, the video…

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…

New Acropora is among ten new species of stony corals discovered in Papahanaumokuakea, Hawaii

New Acropora species are not discovered very often so it was with great excitement that we came to learn that a recent biodiversity survey in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands discovered a new Acropora species from Papahanaumokuakea. If you’ll recall, last…

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…

Historical images of Marine Fish living at the Steinhart Aquarium from the 70s and 80s

The Liopopoma fasciatum above and the Achilles Goldrim Hybrid surgeonfish below are evidence that it was possible to get very neat and rare fish even if you were an aquarist working at the Steinhart Aquarium back in the 70s and…

Nest of rare chain cat shark eggs fished up from over 800ft deep

Justin Perlow is a rare fish enthusiast who previously shared with us his yellow anthias and orange-margin butterflyfish. This time J-dog is back with an awesome story of how he came to own possibly one of the coolest, aquarium-suitable sharks…