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…

Hong Kong scores with two butterflyfish demigods – Prognathodes basabei and Roa excelsa

Apart from FOWLR dominated set ups and the typical over-stocked fish tanks that have fast become a stereotype there, the reefing scene of Hong Kong is well known for another aspect of the hobby – the ability to procure rare…

Rare Hybrid of Pyramid Butterflyfish is caught from Indonesian water

Hybrids reef fish are sometimes a puzzle for your head, especially with closely related species. Here is another less commonly seen butterflyfish hybrid between the Pyramid Butterflyfish (Hemitaurichthys polylepis) and Black Pyramid Butterflyfish (H. zoster). There is no official record…

Super clear videos of Genicanthus semicinctus filmed in the wild

Genicanthus semicinctus is certainly no stranger to the most enthusiastic of Angelfish fans. Endemic to the Kermadec Islands and Lord Howe region, the half banded¬† is obviously out of reach to anyone who might even dare dream of owning one.…

The black-margin dottyback, Pseudochromis tapeinosoma, is rarely seen and full of character

The first time I ever saw and heard of this cool little fish was back in January this year. Back then I had no idea what this little fish was, and so did many other people. After digging around and…

Super rare Chaetodontoplus niger photographed in Oak Island, Japan

Chaetodontoplus niger is a fish so seldom seen and so little is known about, that the word rare is quite simply, an extreme understatement. It is possibly the rarest member of the Chaetodontoplus genus, along with C. ballinae. There have…

Meet the real sailfin jawfish, Opistognathus fenmutis

Remember those awesome Sailfin Jawfishes that we posted not too long ago? Apparently, the original identification of O. lonchurus given was rather dubious and incorrect. These fishes are rarely seen in the wild and supplied to the trade, with very…

Stunning male Tosanoides filamentosus for sale in Japan

Japan has once again, secured the rarest of the rare. This time, its a pair of Tosanoides filamentosus. The 8cm stunner shown above is a young male specimen, caught together with its 6cm female partner. The rarity of this fish…

Xyrichthys pentadactylus, just one of the many Razor fishes out there

Xyrichthys pentadactylus is one of many species of razor fish, or more commonly known as razor wrasse. Razor wrasses are adapted to life on open sandy reefs, and all possess highly compressed bodies which look paper thin from the front,…

Chaetodon assarius, a rare butterflyfish from down-under

Chaetodon assarius is a rare, shallow water planktivorous butterflyfish native to the waters of Western-Australia. The lovely fish is closely related to and looks similar to various other species found around the world, such as C. dolosus and C. sedentarius.…