Histiophryne psychedelica: Psychedelic frogfish has no lure and it doesn’t swim

What do you get when you cross a human face with an anglerfish and a beach ball? You get a psychedelic frogfish with forward facing eyes that prefers to bounce around over swimming.  The freaky flat anglerfish we first told…

Richard Pyle talks about exploring the reef’s Twilight Zone

Richard Pyle is the pre-eminent fish nerd, deep diver extraordinaire. In this illuminating video Dr. Pyle talks about what it’s like to do really deep dive and the focus it takes to cacth elusive fish at those depths. Richard’s main…

New photos of the amazing deepwater Barreleye fish

Don’t expect to see this one become available from your LFS any time soon, or ever. The deepwater specialist (and staring contest champion) has two large tubular eyes and transparent dome covering it’s vision. It is believed that this fish…

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…

LiveAquaria uploads rare fish hall of fame gallery to facebook

For those of you who missed some of the extremely rare fish that LiveAquaria has peddled in the last few months, LiveAquaria has just uploaded a rare fish hall of fame gallery to their facebook account. The notable entries include…

The smallest of the small, newly discovered pigmy seahorses

Thanks to Rich for pointing this one out, National Geographic just posted a gallery of five new Indonesian pigmy seahorses. Three of the species were described by talented fish photographer Rudie Kuiter (original description). The pony above is Satoni’s seahorse…

Debelius Pigmy angelfish being targeted for collection

With so many rare fish floating around in the aquarium industry lately, what new species could garner our attention before it is even caught? Enter the diminutive Centropyge debelius. This beautiful rarity can only be found in the Mauritius, Reunion…

Reefbuilders crowns a new holy grail, the Yellowlined Japanese Anthias

Now that the once highly coveted Odontanthias borbonius is relatively common in the marine aquarium, it’s time for rare fish fanciers to set their sights on more elusive fish. Reefbuilders is the online authority on rare reef fish and as such,…

Australia Day, get to know the Wide Bar Anemonefish

In recognition of Australia Day Reef Builders is featuring a few stunning reef animals which live only in the land down under. The Wide Band Anemonefish, Amphiprion latezonatus, is a rare clownfish which is endemic to Australia. Also known as the Blue…

Eastern Indian Ocean region identified as a hotspot of reef fish hybridization

The isolated islands of Cocos-Keeling and Christmas in the Eastern Indian Ocean are a very special place for reef fish. The islands are home to the endemic joculator angelfish and they have become recognized as containing the highest diversity of…