Exotic Sealife International brings in a mother lode of hot corals

We as reef hobbyist are dependent on our local retailer to provide us with the best quality corals and fish for our aquariums.  However, retailers are continuously visiting or calling wholesalers from coast to coast looking to purchase that incredible…

SAIA video hopes to educate on two controversial fish collection methods in the Philippines

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsrexrTVjoE[/youtube] Sustainable fisheries and practices have been a hot topic inside and outside of the hobby and a new video from the Sustainable Aquarium Industry Association (SAIA) shows two controversial methods of fish collection taking place in the Philippines. For…

Mycedium robokaki chalice with raspberry colored eyes introduced by LiveAquaria

Mycedium robokaki is a chalice coral that continues to surprise us. We’ll never forget the first time we spotted Mycedium robokaki with a plain tan base color and tiny bright orange mouths. Back in 2007 the reef hobby was still…

Most popular stories last week

July 10th– July 16th The beauty of unintended good planning 2nd annual Caribbean reef aquarium conference goes down in Puerto Rico First crop of Lightning Maroon clownfish offspring get a closer inspection Captive bred annularis angelfish from Bali Aquarich are…

Histiophryne pogonius frogfish has a face only a marine aquarist could love

Histiophryne pogonius is a newly described species of anglerfish which is expertly camouflaged for habitats of coralline algae and sponge. Related to the sensational psychedelic frogfish, Histiophryne psychadelica, the new Histiophryne pogonius is especially lumpy in form, even for a frogfish,…

The Goldenback Triggerfish, Xanthichthys caeruleolineatus makes an appearance at SEA Atlanta

The Goldenback Triggerfish, Xanthichthys caeruleolineatus is about as rare as they comes when it comes to the family Balistidae. Jeremy Maneyapanda of Sea Atlanta is no stranger to uber rare fish so when we found out that he had the rarest…

Most popular stories last week

April 3– April 10th Bali Aquarich leaks sneak peek of Picasso Sebae Clownfish Quality Marine’s new “Collector Series” fish Jimmy Ma’s incredible Koi Coral Beauty angelfish gets a much needed update Blau LuminaLED coming this summer Lytro light field trip…

MAC certified Bodianus paraleucosticticus from Holmes Reef is a stunning beauty

Bodianus paraleucosticticus is a rare and highly sought after hogfish that doesn’t doesn’t get much airtime in the aquarium scene. The five-striped hogfish has a large range which spans from PNG, Bali, Palau, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and the Cook Islands. This…

Reef Builders presents Colin Foord of Coral Morphologic at ReefStock 2012 in Denver CO

We are extremely proud to announce Colin Foord as the second speaker for ReefStock 2012, alongside Tony Vargas. Colin Foord is a marine biologist and artist educated at the University of Miami and James Cook University (Australia). He is one…

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.  Suprisingly invertebrates, new breeding products, and clownfish releases like the one pictured above only…