Reef Pro Loves Liopropoma Basslets as Much as We Do!

The┬áLiopropoma basslets are some of the most interesting and colorful fish usually found on deeper reefs and for that we’ve written about them countless times over the years. But the problem with enjoying these slender basslets is not admiring these…

Baby Dr. Seuss is the Cutest Soapfish We’ve Ever Seen

The Dr. Seuss soapfish,┬áBelonoperca pylei, is one of the most mysterious rare reef fish in the saltwater aquarium hobby and it has one of the coolest names to boot. We’ve shared many stories of this fascinating denizen of the twilight…

Hyper Yellow Swissguard Basslet Lands at Abyss Aquatic Warehouse

The swissguard basslet,┬áLiopropoma rubre, is a gorgeous Caribbean basslet that mostly gets overshadowed by the candy basslet and other deeper living species, but not this one. Liopropoma basslets are already pretty enough but it’s actually very rare to see unusual…

Plectranthias kojiorum, an Attractive New Species of Marbled Perchlet

Plectranthias kojiorum is the newest species of perchlet from the cradle of biodiversity for this genus which appears to be the northwest Pacific Ocean. This Japanese perchlet was first recognized as being something new and different by the staff at the…

Rare Golden Hamlet makes its Way to the Reef Builders Studio

The Golden Hamlet, Hypoplectrus gummigutta, is one of the most striking small fish of the Caribbean, and it also happens to be one of the most elusive. We have revered this fish for over twenty years and during that time…

‘Vivid’ Candy Basslet Forgot Its Black Accents

Besides the common royal gramma, the rare candy basslet is one of the unquestionable jewels of the Caribbean sporting one of the nicest combinations of colors and patterns. However one particularly vivid candy basslet decided it was going to outshine…

Liopropoma dorsoluteum, First Live Photos of Yellow Back Basslet

Liopropoma dorsoluteum is a very rare species of basslet that had until now, never been photographed alive. The original type specimens of the ‘yellow back’ basslet were obtained from fish markets in Japan so it’s safe to say that since…

Unboxing Three Rare Nano Reef Fish from Among The Reef [Video]

The Liopropoma basslets are one of the most interesting and widespread group of small fishes available to aquarist, and we think they’re not nearly as popular as they should be. Their coloration, pattern, behavior, personality and even their hardiness is…

Plectranthias purpuralepis is Taiwan’s Newest Basslets Species

Plectranthias purpuralepis is a brand new species of deepwater basslet coming from the North end of Taiwan in the Three Northern Islands area. It’s not surprising that this new Plectranthias is found in deep water like so many of its…

The Rainbow & Wrasse Bass, the Gemini Twins [Video]

You guys know how much we love our rare, bizarre and exotic aquarium fish but very few groups do it for us in the way that the Liopropoma basslets do. Normally coming from deepwater of both the Caribbean and the Pacific…