Plectranthias winniensis & P. helenae captive raised by RCT Hawaii

Plectranthias winniensis and P. helenae are two species of this adorable group of basslets that grace the pages of Reef Builders today for very good reason. Reef Culture Technologies Hawaii has been trailblazing the captive rearing of various marine fish…

Reef Builders Prediction – Captive Bred Butterflyfish by the end of 2014!

It has been a long time coming, but just as we see aquaculturists banging hard on the door, demanding to be let in on the secrets of captive-bred Tangs, so too we see the captive-breeding barrier being approached from every…

Yellow Fin Anthias successfully reared from wild collected eggs by RCT Hawaii

If you are a fan of Odontanthias, those large colorful anthias that love living in the deep, then here’s a little bitty to convince your significant other that you need more than one. Marine fish culturists extraordinaire Frank Baensch recently became…

Karen Brittain attempts rearing of the bandit angelfish

Karen Brittain is at it again with an attempt to rear another rare angelfish, this time making progress with the bandit angelfish, Apolemichthys arcuatus. We came across this video of the bandit angelfish larvae posted by Bruce Carlson and are impressed…

Reef Culture Technologies dabbles in rearing reef fish from wild harvested eggs

Reef Culture Technologies recently announced the successful rearing of several species of marine fish which were not spawned in aquaria, but whose eggs were collected from the Ocean. Since RCT is based in Hawaii they have good access to lots…

Quality Marine makes a rare move to auction limited supply of Resplendent Cherubfish

In a move that seems highly atypical for the wholesale aquarium livestock industry (and a bit exciting), Quality Marine today announced that they will releasing their cache of Frank Baensch’s newest hybrid captive-bred Angelfish, the “Resplendent Cherubfish” , a cross…

Resplendent Cherubfish is a new captive bred hybrid pygmy angelfish from Reef Culture Technologies

The Resplendent Cherubfish is a naturally impossible hybrid crossing of the mid-Atlantic resplendent angelfish, Centropyge resplendens, and the Caribbean cherub or pygmy angelfish, Centropyge argi. This new captive breeding handywork belongs to none other than the Xyphipops experts at Reef Culture…

Reef Culture Technologies is ramping up to breed angelfish again

After a long absence from breeding marine angelfishes, we are happy to announce that Frank Baensch has already begun to get Reef Culture Technologies back into gear. For a few years in the early 2000s Frank Baensch was a prolific…

Classic: Blue Reef Photography is a rare fish lover’s wet dream

The following post is a classic which we originally posted way back in April 2009. It features fish which are still so rare that this post is definitely worth another turn. Ballina, semicinctus and conspicillatus angelfish, Amphichaetodon butterfly, latezonatus clownfish…

Resplendent Angelfish, Centropyge resplendens: HD video of a captive raised jewel

The Resplendent angelfish, Centropyge resplendens, is one of the most highly sought after pygmy angelfish species in the world. Hailing only from Ascension Island in the isolated center of the Atlantic Ocean, the resplendent angelfish was once a commonly available…