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…

Rare Liopropoma latifasciatum Spotted in the Diver’s Den

The blackstripe basslet is a very uninspired name for a little fish we just spotted in the Diver’s Den that deserves a moniker a whole lot more inspired. Better known as Liopropoma latifasciatum to the initiated rare fish fanciers, the pale colored…

Liopropoma incandescens is a Brilliant New Species of Basslet

Liopropoma incandescens is a smoking hot new species of basslet from one of our absolute favorited groups of marine fish, the Liopropoma. Like so many of its congeners this new species of Liopropoma wasnot just swimming around on some shallow reefs waiting for…

Plectranthias maekawa, a New Deepwater Basslet Species from Japan

Plectranthias maekawa is a new species of deepwater fish from our favorite group of not-quite-anthias, the Plectranthias ‘basslets’. While the new Maekawa basslet was officially described by scientists late last year, this little gem has made at least one appearance in Japanese…

Rainfordia, Flathead Perch Photographed in Indonesia!

The flathead perch is a very unusual fish that just got a massive natural range extension thanks to Anna & Ned Deloach. The Husband & Wife team from Blenny Watcher have frequently documented highly noteworthy marinelife and their most recent…

Gramma brasiliensis Builds Nests Like a Bird

The royal gramma is one of our all-time favorite reef fish and it is one of the most common reef fish in the saltwater aquarium hobby. The royal gramma is found throughout the greater Caribbean but to the south lives…

Lipogramma idabeli, a Gorgeous New Species of Deepwater Basslet

Lipogramma idabeli is a gorgeous and unexpected new species of basslet recently described from Honduras. Like similar species of Lipogramma, L. idabelli was collected at the abyssal depths of 125 to 150 meters, or between 410 to 492 feet deep.  Lipogramma idabeli is…

Close Encounters With Three Amazing Grammas

People often ask me what my favorite reef fish and they’re often surprised to learn that the common, run of the mill royal gramma is definitely at the top of my list. Fish don’t have to be exotic to be…