New Odontanthias discovered in Puerto Rico

Odontanthias is a popular genus of deepwater reef fish that includes the Borbonius and Yellow Fin Anthias. Odontanthias is so far only known from the Indian and Pacific Ocean but the unusual fish from Puerto Rico pictured above is a…

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…

Reef Aquarium Rock Wall Aquascapes can be interesting

Reef Aquarium ‘Rock walls’ have gotten a bad rap over the past , as Adam Blundell recently pointed out. This reputation is not necessarily undeserved as there are plenty of rock walls that are unappealing, flow stopping, detritus collecting piles…

Pseudanthias hawaiiensis and other rare Hawaiian endemics spotted in this deep diving video

Pseudanthias hawaiiensis, Apolemichthys arcuatus and several other rare hawaiian endemic reef fish are featured in this fresh video of deep diving on the west side of Oahu. There is something surreal about looking at a lightly coral-encrusted volcanic reef slope…

Reefbuilders crowns a new holy grail, the Yellowlined Japanese Anthias

Now that the once highly coveted Odontanthias borbonius is relatively common in the marine aquarium, it’s time for rare fish fanciers to set their sights on more elusive fish. Reefbuilders is the online authority on rare reef fish and as such,…