Awesome Fish Spotlight: The secret life of Plectranthias inermis

It really is an open secret that here at ReefBuilders, we are head over heels for Plectranthias. It is hands down one of the coolest genus of fish for the home aquarium. They’re charismatic and shy at the same time,…

Plectranthias face-off: Two incredible species, P. fourmanoiri and P. garrupellus

We LOVE Plectranthias! Now repeat it with conviction, and then again while you read this post. Here at ReefBuilders we’re always on the ball with the genus Plectranthias for new discoveries, new species for the trade, you name it. We’ve covered…

Plectranthias flammeus is a new species from the South Pacific, French Polynesia

The South Pacific Ocean is a hotbed of new species right now with Plectranthias flammeus just the latest visually striking reef fish to be thoroughly described. Discovered living in the waters of the Marquesas Islands around French Polynesia, unlike many other…

Iwarna Aquafarm provides last minute candy canes of the aquatic kind

The holidays are in full swing and besides being a legal excuse to put on weight, it’s also a time to indulge in a little something extra. All in the spirit of holiday cheer, of course. The fish deities know…

Plectranthias garrupellus – Apricot Bass is a virtually unknown deepwater Caribbean reef fish

Plectranthias garrupellus also known as the Apricot Bass is a pretty wonderful little reef fish that came to only recently came to life with pictures of living specimens. For being a member of the popular Plectranthias genus of aquarium fish it’s…

Plectranthias pelicieri is still one of the most stunning fish in the sea

We don’t see Plectranthias pelicieri pop up in the aquarium trade too often but when it does, we take notice. Looks like B-Box Aquarium recently had the privilege of adding a Pelicier’s Plectranthias to their stable of rare aquarium fish, likely having…

Deep Sea Challengers scores huge with Liopropoma aragai, Bodianus masudai, Plectranthias sp and Aulacocephalus temminckii

Deep Sea Challengers is a formidable force in the rare fish paradigm. They’ve collected the illustrious Neptune grouper, Lanceolatus fairy wrasses, Symphysanodon typus and just last week, we shared with you a brand new video of O. katayamai. That’s just the…

Plectranthias kelloggi from Japan shows up in Singapore

Plectranthias kelloggi (Zalanthias kelloggi) is a rather large member of the Plectranthias group so much so that some have placed it in another genus or subgenus. Unlike most of its smaller cousins, P. kelloggi grows to about 12cm and is…

Plectranthias sagamiensis video from Blue Harbor

It’s no secret that Plectranthias fascinate us; P. nanus is a tiny one, P. xanthomaculatus was recently described from Taiwan and of course we have a red Plectranthias inermis running around our own tanks. Technically Plectranthias are an anthias but…