‘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…

Liopropoma dorsoluteum, First Live Photos of Yellow Back Basslet

Liopropoma dorsoluteum is a very rare species of basslet that had until now, never been photographed alive. The original type specimens of the ‘yellow back’ basslet were obtained from fish markets in Japan so it’s safe to say that since…

Unboxing Three Rare Nano Reef Fish from Among The Reef [Video]

The Liopropoma basslets are one of the most interesting and widespread group of small fishes available to aquarist, and we think they’re not nearly as popular as they should be. Their coloration, pattern, behavior, personality and even their hardiness is…

The Rainbow & Wrasse Bass, the Gemini Twins [Video]

You guys know how much we love our rare, bizarre and exotic aquarium fish but very few groups do it for us in the way that the Liopropoma basslets do. Normally coming from deepwater of both the Caribbean and the Pacific…

Rare Liopropoma latifasciatum Spotted in the Diver’s Den

The blackstripe basslet is a very uninspired name for a little fish we just spotted in the Diver’s Den that deserves a moniker a whole lot more inspired. Better known as Liopropoma latifasciatum to the initiated rare fish fanciers, the pale colored…

Liopropoma incandescens is a Brilliant New Species of Basslet

Liopropoma incandescens is a smoking hot new species of basslet from one of our absolute favorited groups of marine fish, the Liopropoma. Like so many of its congeners this new species of Liopropoma wasnot just swimming around on some shallow reefs waiting for…

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…

Dynasty Marine’s Hybrid Basslet Makes A Rare Video Appearance!

The hybrid basslet specimen collected by Dynasty Marine earlier this year made quite a commotion as it is one of the first supposed hybrids of Liopropoma ever documented, especially between these two species. This is the kind of uber rare fish…

Ultra RARE Basslet Hybrid Collected By Dynasty Marine!

The Liopropoma genus of marine basslets includes some very beautiful species, many of which are rarely or never seen alive due to their preference for very deep water. However today we’ve got a specimen of a hybrid Liopropoma which is the rarest of them…

Okayama’s “Liopropoma boss” shows us how he got that name

We’re at the penultimate last leg of our recent Japanese tour recount, and if you’re just following, be sure to check out the previous parts here, here, here, here and here. We’ve toured Osaka and the surrounding Kansai region extensively…