Dr. Chung Wing Hung’s Pomacanthid perfection

Dr. Chung from Hong Kong is a familiar name to any rare fish lover worthy of his salt. A dentist by profession, Dr. Chung has had the privilege of owning some of the most elusive and rare species in the same tank.…

Are these possibly teardrop x maxima clam hybrids?

It was quite amazing news to discover that the recognizable clams we’ve long called Teardrop Maximas are in fact a distinct species, Tridacna noae. Being ever the inquisitive aquarium journalists that we are, the notion of a new species of…

Pearl of The Orient: Mr Wong’s butterflyfish collection

When it comes to the rare fish game, there are only two players that immediately come to mind. Hong Kong and Japan. Together these two are undeniably the largest absorbers of rare fish, and have been consistently spitting out amazing specimens…

Black neon dottyback product review: a really sweet hybrid from Sea & Reef Aquaculture

This might be the first time we’ve ever had a live aquarium animal to review but seeing as the Black Neon Dottyback is an artifact of captive bred hybridization, we want to tell you why this fish has quickly become…

Rare fish throwback: Super aberrant and hybrid Emperor Angelfish

Here at the ReefBuilders rare fish department we have amassed a large collection of cool stuff that quite frankly, have been sitting around collecting dust. Stuff that are too outdated for a breakthrough post, but cool enough that we didn’t…

A Recap of the MBI Workshop 2014

Hosted by the Marinelife Aquarium Society of Michigan (MASM) and the Marine Breeding Initiative (MBI), and held July 19, 2014 at Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, this was the fifth workshop they have offered dealing solely with…

White bonnet tomato clownfish has got us scratching our heads

The white bonnet anemonefish, Amphiprion leucokranos, is generally regarded to be a hybrid cross between a pink skunk and a bluestripe clownfish. So imagine out surprise when we stumbled across a video that purportedly shows what appears to be a White bonnet…

Gem tang hybrid could be the rarest surgeonfish ever

If you thought a gem tang was rare, just wait until you get a good look at this very unique surgeonfish just captured in Mauritius. At first glance the little Zebrasoma looks like a scopas tang, Zebrasoma scopas, but upon further inspection this…

Meyer and reticulate butterflyfish hybrid from the Marshall Islands

It’s been a little bit since we’ve dug up a butterflyfish hybrid, so how about a Chaetodon cross that we haven’t seen before? While some hybrid Chaetodon butterflyfish can be hard to place, this little fishy is an obvious cross…

ORA’s Electric Indigo Dottyback – New Take On A Hybrid

We tried, oh how we tried, but on this one, Dustin Dorton’s lips are sealed.  The “Electric Indigo Dottyback” is clearly something different and unique, and is the latest in a string of debuts from ORA in early 2014. So…