Paracheilinus piscilineatus, the Mauritius flasher wrasse pops up at Yadokariya

Paracheilinus piscilineatus, the Mauritius flasher wrasse, is an interesting species of wrasse which we’ve yet to ever see in person. Found only in the tiny biogeographic zone of Mauritius, P. piscilineatus is a regionally endemic wrasse species that was recently…

Cirrhilabrus earlei video while flashing is quite a sight to behold

Cirrhilabrus earlei, earl’s fairy wrasse, is a very beautiful labrid which is primarily found in and around Palau, well outside of the normal marine ornamental collection areas and therefore extremely rare in the trade. Earl’s fairy wrasse was only discovered…

Anampses lennardi is absolutely stunning in this high definition video

Lennard’s wrasse, Anampses lennardi, was one of the most sensational new fish to make it to the aquarium trade last year. What better way to kick off another year of original Reef Builders videos than with this stunning specimen of…

Anampses lennardi video documents nearly a dozen of these glorious wrasses at Route 66 Marine

[youtube width=”670″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_74_ZAsSxgg[/youtube] Anampses lennardi is the rarest of the rare wrasses and although we count their imports on one hand at a time, it appears that Route 66 Marine has succeeded in obtaining nearly a dozen of these amazing…

Cirrhilabrus johnsoni being collected in decent numbers for the rare wrasse lovers

Cirrhilabrus johnsoni is a very rare fairy wrasse which has thus far only sporadically made it’s way into the aquarium trade. Hailing from the Marshall Islands, Cirrhilabrus johnsoni is only known from a small part of the island chain called…

Whitleychoeres, the dampier wrasse from Western Australia has landed in the US

The Dampier Wrasse, Whitleychoeres brownfieldi sp #1, is an interesting new wrasse which hails from the Dampier archipelago of  Australia’s North Western coast. We’ve seen only one specimen of the Dampier Wrasse make it to the Japanese Aquarium outfit B-Box…

Halichoeres hilomeni and H. erdmanni are two new wrasse species described from the East Indies

Halichoeres erdmanni and H. hilomeni are two new species of wrasses that Dr. Gerald Allen recently brought to our attention with their official description. The two new Halichoeres species were described in the latest issue of issue of the Raffles…

Anampses lennardi, A. femininus and an aberrant bicolor angelfish showing off at DeJong’s InterZoo booth

The Anampses lennardi and femininus wrasses are such amazing fish that it would have been a joy to see either one of them alone at Dejong’s booth in InterZoo. Not only we were greeted by both of these fish, they…

Male cleaner fish “punish” greedy females

When it comes to messing around with the meal ticket, it seems male fish are apt to punish greedy females who take more than they should putting the entire group’s food source in jeopardy. Cleaner fish, who get their meals…