Liopropoma aragai and L. japonicum, a couple of rare basslets on display at the Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium

The Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium in Japan is a world class public aquarium which features some amazing exhibits. In addition to having whale sharks and manta rays on exhibit in the Kuroshio Sea Exhibit, the Okinawa Aquarium also features some extremely…

Approaching the Event Horizon for captive bred Liopropoma

Reef Builders is elated to bring you this news – the Liopropoma Event Horizon is within sight!  43 days post hatch!  Check out those INSANE dorsal extensions, the first one like a string of weather balloons providing for buoyancy presumably!  …

Multiline basslet video shows a Liopropoma in it’s natural habitat

The Multiline Basslet, Liopropoma multilineatum, may not be the highest target of deepwater basslet enthusiasts but this video of a Liopropoma in it’s natural habitat is extremely informative. It is well known that many basslets and Liopropoma in particular live…

Liopropoma africanum is a rare fish for the connoisseurs of exotic reef life

Seeing Liopropoma africanum for the first time at the House of Fins SPLASH event last weekend was a big surprise, and a welcome one at that. It’s only a few months ago that the Africanum basslet started popping up in…

Liopropoma africanum basslet lands at SAreefkeeping in South Africa

Liopropoma africanum is arguably one of the worlds rarest reef basslets in the marine aquarium hobby but one lucky shop n South Africa has just come into possession of only the third specimen we’ve heard of. rare fish fanciers will…

Red Candy Basslet is an even rarer color of the holy grail Liopropoma

The red candy basslet is the latest mystery surrounding Liopropoma carmabi, a fish which is arguably the most highly sought after reef basslet. Although we have seen several images of reddish colored candy basslets in the past, we usually chalked…

Rainfordia opercularis, the flat head perch is one of the rarest and least known of the basslets

Rainfordia opercularis is a fish so rare that aside from the stud in these pictures, we literally have only been able to track down just one other confirmed specimen that has come to the U.S. Closely related to fish of…

5 affordable and 1 expensive rare fish on LiveAquaria right now

Although many rare fish may cost an arm and a leg, there are many unusual and rarely seen fish which can be purchased for reasonable prices. For as rare as it is, the Bali Blackstripe Basslet, Liopropoma latifasciatum is cheap…

Possible new Liopropoma basslet species

Holy smokes Batman, look at that basslet! This new Liopropoma was discovered by Dennis Reynolds who sent the fish to Scott Michael for some input. The species is very similar to Liopropoma swalesi but there are some clear differences in…