The elusive Bodianus neopercularis and its near perfect clone

The genus Bodianus has got to be one of the the favorites amongst reefers and fish lovers alike. They’re robust, hardy, have so much personality and not to mention beautiful. Here at ReefBuilders, we’ve already covered many of the rarer…

BlueHarbor showcases super rare juvenile Bodianus masudai hogfish

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvQdtgSaLTQ&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] The Masudai hogfish is a super rare species that rarely ever makes it into the trade, and even if it does, it’s almost always within the local Japanese market. BlueHarbor once again, in living up to its reputation, scores…

Juvenile Bodianus izuensis is a rare treat for Hogfish lovers

Not too long ago we were split between two very rare and beautiful hogfishes, Bodianus masudai, and B. paraleucosticticus. Well the labrid indulgence does not end there, as this amazing juvenile Bodianus izuensis made a surprise appearance in Singapore. Measuring…

Bodianus masudai and B. paraleucosticticus are not your average deepwater hogfish

[youtube width=”680″ height=”380″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNj5zBilPdA[/youtube] Bodianus masudai and B. leucosticticus are two deepwater hogfish which have recently appeared as singular specimens. Digiman from Singapore obtained a beautiful specimen of B. masudai which is rarely seen outside of the Japanese aquarium market. This…

Neon Hogfish, Bodianus sanguineus stars in the House of Fins SPLASH event

[youtube width=”670″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aglwFJtL9HE[/youtube] The Neon Hogfish, Bodianus sanguineus, is by far one of the rarest fish we’ve spotted in a long time. The first and only one we’ve ever seen was in a private collection over ten years ago, back…