Digiman revisits BlueHarbor and closes 2013 with a spectacular bang

We are closing this year with one last travel story and it’s contributed again by rare fish expert Digiman from Singapore. Following up on his Hong Kong trip, Digiman visited Japan as a final pit stop to his year end…

Our top six smashing aquarium debuts of 2013

Here’s another 2013 recap, but this time, we’re featuring smashing aquarium debuts of 2013. Yes that’s right, 2013 is a year of first times, and these five fishes have had their moment in the spotlight in the past months. While…

2013 recap: Top six breakthrough aquarium fish

2013 is ending really soon and as always, we have our yearly recap on what’s hot in the aquarium scene. Before this year, these fish were almost always either unknown of, or simply classified as “book fishes”. Today’s post will feature…

Peppermint Angels are officially making their way around the world

As we all know, there are thousands of different species of fish available in the aquarium trade, and we all have our favorites. There is no denying, however, that the Peppermint Angelfish, Paracentyropyge boylei, is by far one of the most highly…

BlueHarbor’s current inventory is brimming with the rarest reef fish

From the Southern Pacific to Curacao to Hawaii and homeland Japan, BlueHarbor never looked so amazing this week with what could be the most intense collection of fish ever at any one time. Just when we think the man in…

Attention MACNA 2013 attendees: Get ready for a whole lot of Koji

MACNA 2013 will not be the same this year for sure. A whole lot of excitement, with a little touch of japanese flare. Koji Wada from BlueHarbor is playing Santa this year and a few very good children will be…

Quality Marine brings aquacultured Clarion Angel to US market

The beautiful Clarion angelfish is coming to the US market thanks to Quality Marine getting ahold of aquacultured specimens from Bali Aquarich. The Bali Aquarich team raised the fish to a size where they would be hardy enough for shipping…

Revisiting Lemon Tea Yi Kai’s best marine aquarium stories

Tea Yi Kai aka LemonLemon is one of the most prolific aquarium writers the web has ever seen, and we are fortunate that he decide to hang his hat within the ‘pages’ of Reef Builders. Being from Singapore and having…

Friday Smorgasbord: Flying sharks, deep water discovery, sexy fish and killer whales attack

Holy flying sharks Batman! In a story that not even the best golfer could make up (you know the guy that made that 50-foot putt to save par in a hurricane) a 2-foot leopard shark dropped from the sky onto…

Rare marine fish aplenty at House of Fins SPLASH 2012

If House of Fins hadn’t already made their mark on the marine aquarium world with their annual SPLAS anniversary sale, this year’s event proved to be quite the fertile place for spotting (and buying) exotic reef fish. Whereas previous years…