Labracinus atrofasciatus, Re-Description of a Strikingly Beautiful Dottyback

Labracinus atrofasciatus is a strikingly beautiful species of dottyback that is virtually unknown, and in fact so absent from the scientific literature that the species was just treated to a rare re-description. The original description of Labracinus atrofasciatus was based…

Hybrid Blueface x Sixbar Angelfish Collected by RVS Fishworld

Large hybrid angelfish species are some of the most exciting and interesting surprises that the ocean can gift to the aquarium hobby and angelfish fanciers. These hybrid crosses, especially of Pomacanthus species get our hearts racing precisely because they are very…

We Finally Know What an Adult Venusta Multibar Hybrid Looks Like

The hybrid of multibar and venusta angelfish is the only one known from the Paracentropyge genus and it is also one of the rarest, and most highly sought after. On average, only one specimen is discovered in the Philippines roughly…

RVS Fishworld Reels in Another Remarkable Xanthic Triggerfish

It’s been a little over three years but we knew it would only be a matter of time until we caught wind of a new Xanthic Undulated Triggerfish. Like the hybrid multibar venusta angelfish that only come from the Philippines,…

Rare Solid Orange Coral Beauty Angelfish Collected in Phillipines

Solid Orange Coral Beauty Angelfish are a sort of ‘known’ rarity but that doesn’t make them any less spectacular when they do arise. This latest all orange Centropyge bispinosa comes to us from the Philippines via RVS Fishworld and it’s a…

Propherallodus longipterus, an Adorable New Clingfish from the Philippines

Clingfish are a very unique group of marine fish who are so absent from the reef aquarium hobby that we can’t even name one by heart. That’s too bad because new species like Propherallodus longipterus are being discovered and described…

Tubastrea Sun Corals Fill The Cave Tunnel Beneath Gato Island Philippines

Tubastrea Sun Tunnel, Gato Island Tubastrea is a type of non-photosynthetic coral popular in aquariums for their puffy polyps and love for being feed. The bright orange, yellow, or pink polyps come out at night to feed but can also…

Terelabrus zonalis, A New Hogfish Species from the Philippines

Terelabrus zonalis is the newest labrid species which is part of an enigmatic group of wrasses called the candy hogfish. With usually bright red and white or yellow stripes, it’s easy to see why they are compared to candy in…

Coral Smuggler Busted in the Philippines with over 250 Chalice Corals & Shrooms

Chalice corals can be some of the most valuable strains of aquarium corals, and the Philippines has tons of murky reefs where chalice corals thrive. However, the Philippines doesn’t allow any coral exports which has led some criminals to smuggle corals…

Our 10 Favorite Stories from 15 Years of RVS Fishworld

To be honest, the saltwater aquarium hobby would be so much less exciting without RVS Fishworld. Founded by Barnett Shutman and his extended family over fifteen years ago, RVS Fishworld deserves all the air time it receives and then some. …