Blue Harbor Flexes Rare Pair of Hopkin’s Jawfish

It was just over ten years ago that Hopkin’s Jawfish first hit our rare fish radar with its unique blend of blue and gold colors. Opistognathus hopkinsi comes from deep waters of the northwest Pacific Ocean so very little is…

New Research Grade Spectra SP200 has Obsessive Spectrum Control!

The Spectra SP200 LED light is an interesting collaboration project between Blue Harbor Japan and Eco-Lamps which is nearly ten years in the making. Way back in 2011 we first saw the KSP-93 which was the two companies’ first attempt…

First Living Pictures of the Alama’s Soldierfish, Ostichthys alamai

Soldierfish are very common and widespread marine fish in all oceans of the world and they include a number of very interesting and sometimes deep sea species. The most recent member, Alama’s Soldierfish was just described this year but rare…

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…

Goldflake Griffis Angel Hybrid is a Blueface Version of its Parents

Boy do we love us some rare angelfish hybrids, and today we’ve got the second goldflake x griffis angelfish hybrid we’ve documented in less than a year. This new set of glamour shots of the Apolemichthys xanthopunctatus x A. griffisi cross come to…

Tantalizing Video Clip Of A Luscious Peppermint Angelfish

The Peppermint Angelfish is the undisputed holy grail of rare and exotic reef fish. We’ve written at length about what makes Paracentropyge boylei special, and every account of this species both in the wild, and in the aquarium world. Since it’s…

Centropyge abei, Close Up With This Rare Deep Water Angelfish

Centropyge abei is an angelfish species so rare, that only a few specimens have ever been photographed. Pictures of this deep water pygmy angelfish are very few, and only a few fish have ever been photographed, period. Since there has…

Abei Angelfish Collected in the Coral Sea

The Abei Angelfish, Centropyge abei, is a reef fish so rare that most of us, ourselves included, have never seen one in real life. To date, your only chance to see a living Abei Angelfish has been at the Waikiki Aquarium…

Download Blue Harbor’s 2016 calendar for free right now!

The Blue Harbor Calendar has been an underground cultural motif for rare fish geeks all over the world for many years now. The iconic calendar has been printed in increasing quantities over the last few years, but until now this celebration of…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Cirrhilabrus roseafascia from the Coral Sea

Among the two dozen or so most commonly encountered fairy wrasses, the elusive rose banded fairy wrasse, Cirrhilabrus roseafascia is not among them. This species is a relative newcomer to the documented fairy wrasse group, having only been described in 1982.…