Japan is Sourcing Some Big Juicy Yellow Tangs from Ogasawara

If you’ve been wondering where all the big, vivid yellow tangs have gone the answer is that they’re still in the wild, most of us simply can’t get them since Hawaii shut down collection and exports from their waters. But…

Unique Scopas Tang is a Looker Even With No Tail

Tail less fish are surprisingly more common in saltwater fish than you would think but this kind of amputation doesn’t seem to bother certain fish like the gorgeous near-adult scopas tang pictured here. This disabled Zebrasoma scopas was collected in the…

A Rare Look at some Crocea Clams from Japan

From the perspective of the aquarium world, we tend to think of Japan as a country where lots of exotic marinelife goes, but it’s easy to forget that Japan has nearly 30,000 kilometers of coastline, and much of that is in…

Tailless Sailfin Tang Looks Surprisingly Normal

Tiny Zebrasoma tangs aren’t much more than huge dorsal and anal fins with a tiny body sandwiched in the middle, and this is especially true of the sailfin tang. So oddly enough, this tailless Z. veliferum offerred by AquaGift in…

Some People Just LOVE Tailless Pygmy Angelfish

There is something so cute and even a little bit endearing about a saltwater reef fish which has an obvious physical deformity, but acts just like a normal fish. We’ve all seen them, the one-eyed fish, the clownfish swimming in…

Recent trip to Japan Part 1: Visiting Aqua Gift in Osaka prefecture

Recently my family and I traveled to Japan to see our parents, but at the same time I had opportunities to visit two aquarium shops in Japan.  One of them is Aqua Gift in Osaka prefecture and other one is…

Mitratus Butterflyfish In The Shape of a Burgess, Or The Other Way Around?

But man, what a brilliant yellow specimen it is! Burgess butterflyfish usually¬†have a mostly black back, black crown and black eyestripe but the Aqua Gift Burgess Butterflyfish is throwing out extra yellow all over the place. Not only is the…