Tricolor and gem tangs a plenty at Southwest Marines, UK

Southwest Marines was the first all marine aquarium store we visited in the UK and we must say it was quite a pleasant surprise to round the corner and spot LED lighting, two gem tangs, one tricolor tang (aberrant scopas)…

“Scribbled” lemonpeel pygmy angelfish hybrid from Reborn Aquarium raises the bar for Centropyge morphs

The scribbled lemonpeel pygmy angelfish hybrid in the video above is one of the most gorgeous lemonpeel morphs we have ever seen and it is certainly on par with the fabled Tygerpyge specimen. Believe it or not, this is the…

Video of a particularly orange pair of Japanese Pygmy Angelfish, Centropyge interrupta

Centropyge interrupta, the Japanese Pygmy Angelfish, is one of the most sought after by aquarist and also one of the largest species in the marine angelfish genus, Centropyge. Normally we wouldn’t get too excited to see a video of beautiful…

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…

True personifer angelfish come to the US from West Australia

In the late 90s, the personifer angelfish from Australia was split up into two species: the Classic ‘personifer’ angelfish from East Australia was named Chaetodontoplus meridithi and the angelfish from West Australia was given the nominal species name of C.…

Centropyge debelius, one of the most elusive pygmy angelfish appears at Blue Harbor

Centropyge debelius, the blue mauritius pygmy angelfish is a fish that is so rare and elusive that these may be the first new photos of the species in the last several years. Although Blue Harbor succeeds in obtaining quite the…

Longfin Anthias appear in incredible diving video of Oahu’s Deep Ulua Cave

This incredible video shot by Hawaii Scuba TV of the Deep Ulua Cave off of Kaena Point, Oahu in Hawaii. Midway through you get an awesome view of enough longfin anthias to make your jaw drop! A wonderful video and…

Blue Harbor’s incredible rare fish menagerie on captured on video

Every time we see something new from Japan’s Blue Harbor, we want to grab the passport and jump on a plane to check out this place in person. Reef Builders’ own Taka Kamata shared this link with us of some…

Cook Island Helfrich firefish shows up again in the Diver’s Den

What can we say? The “true” Helfrich firefish from the Cook Istlands is a fish that we just can’t get over. For the longest time the Helfrich firefish, Nemateleotris helfrichi was the holy grail of dartfish and over the years…

Genicanthus personatus spawning & rearing video by Karen Britain and Bruce Carlson

Genicanthus personatus, the masked swallowtail angelfish is a holy grail angelfish species that is endemic to the Hawaiian Island chain. Paradoxically, this is one of the few angelfish species which has been raised in captivity and it is the only…