‘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…

Rare Fish Spotlight: The Poor Man’s Candy Basslet, Liopropoma swalesi

The Swalesi basslet, Liopropoma swalesi, is a very attractive fish which is hardy and a perfect, calm-mannered citizen of reef aquariums. Although it’s a beautiful fish, the swalesi basslet has been mostly overshadowed by more exotic species of basslets, most notably, the…

ReefGen offering Long Island Aquarium corals, Flamboyant cuttlefish and rare captive bred fish

ReefGen was cofounded by Laura Birenbaum and Justin Credabel to produce premium aquacultured coral, invertebrates, fishes and sharks. The operation is in collaboration with Joe Yaiullo, curator of the Long Island Aquarium, probably best known for his highly respected 12-year-old,…

Todd Gardner shatters Liopropoma event horizon – captive bred basslets are real

Todd Gardner’s breeding efforts at the Long Island Aquarium have had our collective attention for well over a year now.  Late Thursday, Todd officially broke the news of his success raising Liopropoma reef basslets, showing a photograph of a now…

Approaching the Event Horizon for captive bred Liopropoma

Reef Builders is elated to bring you this news – the Liopropoma Event Horizon is within sight!  43 days post hatch!  Check out those INSANE dorsal extensions, the first one like a string of weather balloons providing for buoyancy presumably!  …

Red Candy Basslet is an even rarer color of the holy grail Liopropoma

The red candy basslet is the latest mystery surrounding Liopropoma carmabi, a fish which is arguably the most highly sought after reef basslet. Although we have seen several images of reddish colored candy basslets in the past, we usually chalked…

Candy Basslet: Hi Def video for a Hi Def reef fish

Candy basslet, Liopropoma carmabi, original high definition video. What can we say about another gem of a fish which we filmed in one of the numerous display tank at LiveAquaria? Don’t forget to click on the “HD” button.

Aquarium Stimulus Program: Win a free one-year subscription to Reef Life Magazine

The first issue of Reef Life Magazine is arriving at your LFS from coast to coast and the second issue is already hitting the presses. You see the tasty candy basslet up on the cover in the image above? The…

Candy Basslet shows up on Live Aquaria

It would appear that Live Aquaria has secured a catch of Candy Basslets or otherwise known as Liopropoma carmabi. These fish are visually striking and make a nice addition to any reef aquarium. I will have to say these are…