Video updates on BlueHarbor’s Roa excelsa and Prognathodes basabei

It has been a few weeks since the butterflyfish demigods landed in BlueHarbor, and we’re pleased to report that they are doing amazing. We first caught wind of these fish while they were still with Rufus Kimura, and then again…

Hawaiian deepwater rarities get an update: Butterflyfish and Aurora basslet legends

The recent expedition by Rufus Kimura into the Hawiian depths yielded some amazing fish. We’re glad to receive some good updates from BlueHarbor on the health and current status of these fish. The most unnerving part of all this is…

BlueHarbor gets ready for the ultimate deepwater Hawaiian collection

The contents in this container is worth more words. Koji’s latest attempts at stunning the general public with his amazing capability of obtaining rare fish did not end in futility. Nearly every popular Hawaiian deepwater twilight zone inhabiting reef fish…

First Masked Angelfish of the year collected by Ron Tubbs

Of all the rare reef fish in the world, the masked angelfish is one of the very few for which we follow and track every single specimen collected. The first big splash in rare fish collecting news is Ron Tubbs’…

Join the opposition against new, proposed Hawaii fish collection ban

Hawaii is looking to alter the collection of reef fish as the Department of Land & Natural Resources, Division of Aquatic Resources is having a hearing to discuss the managed fishery for the aquarium trade. There are significant environmental opponents…

Friday Smorgasbord: Aquarium Sage, coral disease, why oceans matter, killer catfish and classy bettas

Takashi Amano, the master of modern planted aquarium design and a man we have much respect for, was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal. The “Sage of Aquariums” mastered the art of taking an aquarium and creating lush landscapes…

Poll shows two-thirds of Hawaiians oppose commercial reef harvests

We’ve seen the argument for banning the commercial collection of reef fish for the aquarium trade hit a stride in the last few years. While legislative recourse to ban collection has simmered down for the moment, many organizations are still…

Footage of Centropyge interrupta in the wild shows off its large and beautiful stature

Very few Centropyge angelfish can rival the beauty and grace of Centropyge interrupta. The combination of iridescent blue and orange coupled with the yellow tail fin screams for attention and it’s hardly a surprise that this fish lands itself right…

Good news from Hawaii over the collection of aquarium fish, or just a delay?

]CORAL Magazine Sr. Editor Ret Talbot reported late last week that the “Proposed Bills on Hawaii Aquarium Fishery [are] Dead for 2012”. This news was widely met with optimism. However, we fear there could be a downside to such news.…

Pictures and videos of Genicanthus personatus in the wild cements its holy grail angelfish status

I like looking at rare fish pictures as much as the next guy, but if there’s anything that excites me more, it’s the thrill of finding pictures of rare fish in the wild. Featured this time are a slew of…