Sacura parva Pictured and Filmed Alive For The First Time

Sacura parva is a gorgeous little anthias that we’d only seen in pictures of dull, freshly dead preserved specimens. But thankfully, there’s a few intrepid ‘biofreaks’ like ourselves who actually leave the comfort of their armchair to bring us face…

Captive Raised Hawaiian Yellow Anthias Are Quite The Stunners

Karen Brittain has been quietly breeding some very exciting fish in Hawaii for the last few years. She brought us a big batch of captive bred personatus angelfish, a batch of bandit angelfish yielded some novel ‘ghost bandit’ angels, and…

Awesome Video of Harlequin Goldie, Pseudanthias connelli, In Private Aquarium

The Harlequin Goldie, Pseudanthias connelli, is one of the most wildly patterned anthias species. Coming from only the Southwest Indian Ocean the harlequin goldie is primarily an endemic of South African waters, and very rarely seen outside of the country.  These…

Tosanoides obama officially described to honor U.S. President Barack Obama

Tosanoides obama is a brand new species of reef fish described today to honor our 44th sitting U.S. president. It’s an unusual occurrence that researchers let slip how they intend to name new fish species that are in the process of…

Grammatonotus brianne is a Gorgeous New Basslet Species

Grammatonotus brianne is the latest species of deepwater anthias basslet to be described, having been discovered from profound depths in one of the epicenters of the Coral Triangle. The new spade-tailed Grammatonotus brianne was collected by expedition members of the California Academy of Sciences…

Newly Discovered Tosanoides Anthias to be Named in Honor of President Obama

A deep water anthias, to be honorably named after the president, was recently discovered by Richard Pyle and Brian Greene on June 5, 2016. Richard Pyle recognized an unfamiliar school of fish in the newly expanded Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. Pyle…

Odontanthias cauoh is a new anthias species from Brazil

Odontanthias cauoh is a new species of deepwater anthias hailing from the São Pedro and São Paulo archipelago of Brazil. Odontanthias cauoh is the second member of this genus to be described from the Tropical Atlantic Ocean, bringing the total number of described Odontanthias species…

Acclimating Anthias to aquarium life

Anthias are the perfect reef fish; an active, colorful, and generally peaceful fish that typifies the beautiful and busy reef scene aquarists long to recreate. This article is for the prospective anthias-keeper looking to maximize his or her chances of success. Pseudanthias…

First Odontanthias randalli collected in South Java

Randall’s deepwater anthias first came to our attention a scant five years ago when the Original description of Odontanthias randalli was published. With that intro of the new anthias species, all we got was one lousy picture of a very colorful fish.…

O’ don’t you love this anthias – Odontanthias unimaculatus

Odontanthias is a small genus which includes slightly over a dozen species. Members of this genus are quite unlike the slender cliché of regular anthiines, and are characterized by having rather deep body profiles and steep foreheads. Being exclusive worshippers…