Pseudanthias charlenae offered for the trade via Indonesian sources

Pseudanthias charlenae is a spanking new anthias to hit the reef scene. First discovered in Cenderawasih Bay, P. charlenae has been reported to have been trickling into the aquarium trade in small amounts. Although most reports of them hitting aquarium…

A rare ‘Maze’ Clown Triggerfish is caught and pictured

The Clown Triggerfish, Balistoides conspicillum, is a long time favorite of all triggerfish fans but it usually has large bold white spots on a black body with a striking pattern. But the clown triggerfish pictured above is something different with…

Pseudochromis erdmanni, a new dottyback species from Ambon and Sulawesi

Pseudochromis erdmanni is a new species of dottyback from Indonesia which has just been described by Jack Randall. The specimens used in the description of P. erdmanni were collected from Ambon and the Rajah Ampat Islands of Indonesia but is…

Rare Japanese white-bar fairy basslet and golden hawkfish appear in Thailand!

Pseudanthias leucozonus is a rare Pseudanthias species that almost secretively hidden from aquarist because it is restricted to Izu Peninsula region and nearby islands. Even though there are some record of Pseudanthias leucozonus from the trade that happened to be…

Impressive Picasso Clarki Clownfish appear in the US

Our first glimpse of the Picasso Clarki clownfish was based on some juveniles spotted in the UK. While visiting House of Fins in Greenwich CT this weekend we were pleasantly surprised to see a decent batch of the Picasso Clarki…

Sacura speciosa captured and photographed alive for the first time in Manado, Indonesia

Sacura speciosa is an extremely rare reef fish which had never been photographed alive until now. Neptune Marine collected this Sacura speciosa while working with divers in Manodo, Indonesia who had been trained to capture and properly decompress deepwater reef…

What you missed last week…

May 9- May 16 Cree shatters LED theoretical maximum efficiency of 200 lumens per watt in the lab West Australian Corals, get ‘em while they’re hot! World’s largest water pump moves 150,000 gallons per second Raja Ampat Through the Lens…

The Pinnatus Batfish producer steps forward with answers!

First time we heard about Indonesian Pinnatus Batfish, they were rumored to be captive-bred.  Then, as time went on, vendors started using “tank-raised” to describe these fish, and by 2010’s marine breeding year-in-review, we were all thinking they were likely…

Asian Reef Video Blitz: RGBY LED reef, wild caught marines with no tails, Japanese maiden goby and a nice stand of smooth skin acros

[youtube width=”640″ height=”385″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwbQsoOGgLI[/youtube] Reef Videos are in such abundance on the net these days that we struggle to keep with posting them one at a time. Currently we’ve been building up a nice collection of great reef videos from Japan,…

Pseudanthias leucozonus, white bar anthias makes a big appearance at Greenwich Aquaria

[youtube width=”640″ height=”385″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChuNpv2ccCY[/youtube] Pseudanthias leucozonus, the white bar anthias, is an extremely rare species of anthias with some breathtaking colors. Being normally restricted to the southern seas of Japanese waters, this large batch of ten Pseudanthias leucozonus was actually sourced…