Awesome Fish Spotlight: Cirrhilabrus squirei dressed in full regalia

We’ve been covering head to toe on the newest Cirrhilabrus from down under that there’s hardly anything new to say. That did not stop us from taking some incredible pictures of this extremely beautiful terminal male specimen though. We’ve been…

Two new Lipogramma sp from Curacao, including a never before seen juvenile makes these the 4th and 5th known specimens caught alive

The incredibly deep and rare Curacao undescribed Lipogramma robinsi lookalike strikes again, and this time, two new specimens including a never before seen juvenile were caught by the Curasub. These two are currently the 4th and 5th specimens that we…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Deep water Chromis sp

This deep water undescribed Chromis species is a lesser known fish that has been living in the shadows of the deep, as well as the recent haul of Peppermint angels. The recent peppermint collection has created much buzz around the…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Cirrhilabrus claire like you’ve never seen, up close and in HD

Today’s Awesome Fish Spotlight features what is probably the rarest and least often seen species of Cirrhilabrus currently that has entered the trade. These are some of the clearest pictures of a large stunning alpha male anywhere right now and…

Incredibly rare Cirrhilabrus hybrid from RVS FishWorld lands in Iwarna Aquafarm, Singapore

The amazing wrasse pictured above is an incredibly rare fusion between two already rare species. The yet to be described Pintail fairy wrasse (Cirrhilabrus cf. lanceolatus) and the also difficult to obtain Crescent tail fairy wrasse (C. lunatus) sometimes hybridizes…

Peppermint Angels are officially making their way around the world

As we all know, there are thousands of different species of fish available in the aquarium trade, and we all have our favorites. There is no denying, however, that the Peppermint Angelfish,¬†Paracentyropyge boylei,¬†is by far one of the most highly…

Tales from Thailand: Chingchai’s incredible DSPS tank

Having just returned from an amazing trip in Bangkok, it would almost be considered criminal if we weren’t going to spill and share on the reefing goodies this amazing city has to offer. Like our previous recount of BlueHarbor in…

Differentiating the befuddling trio: Odontanthias chrysostictus, O. katayamai and O. tapui

For a long time, the confusion between Odontanthias chrysostictus, O. katayamai as well as O. tapui has afflicted many. We’ve made the mistake of wrongly identifying these fishes in the past as well. We hope to straighten out the mistakes…

Chronicles of Meiacanthus kamoharai: From emaciate to immaculate

Nearly two months ago we obtained what could be the first Kamohara fangblenny exported out of Japan. Although late last month we reported that a couple of specimens were headed to the U.S of A during the MACNA season, probably…

Hawaiian deepwater rarities get an update: Butterflyfish and Aurora basslet legends

The recent expedition by Rufus Kimura into the Hawiian depths yielded some amazing fish. We’re glad to receive some good updates from BlueHarbor on the health and current status of these fish. The most unnerving part of all this is…