First Photos of a Big & Beautiful Male Hemi Flasher Wrasse

Blue Ocean SARL is on fire collecting exciting fish from Madagascar – a couple weeks ago it was a hybrid tiger angelfish and today it’s the holy grail flasher wrasse, Paracheilinus hemitaeniatus. The little known half banded or ‘Hemi’ flasher…

Cirrhilabrus sanguineus – Red Blotched Fairy Wrasse Collected in Mauritius

Cirrhilabrus sanguineus, the red-blotched fairy wrasse is a very rare, deepwater species of fairy wrasse from the Indian Ocean that we’ve never personally seen in the aquarium trade. A few lonely specimens of Cirrhilabrus sanguineus have made their way to Asia…

First Live Pictures of a Spectacular Supermale Lennardi Wrasse!

The Lennardi Wrasse is clearly one of the most colorful and beautiful of all the medium and large size wrasses. As beautiful as Lennardi wrasses are, all the specimens that we’ve seen to date have been only of juveniles and…

Cirrhilabrus greeni, A Glorious New Species of Fairy Wrasse

Cirrhilabrus greeni is a gorgeous new species of fairy wrasse which is yet another discovery for Monsoon Aquatics. This distinctive red and yellow reef fish is more than just a little different from what we’ve seen before and entirely deserving…

Two Stunning New Species of Pencil Wrasses: Pseudojuloides polynesica & P. splendens

The pencil wrasse genus Pseudojuloides just increased by two more new species, the splendid pencil wrasse, Pseudojuloides splendens and the Polynesian Pencil Wrasse, Pseudojuloides polynesica. Both of these two new pencil wrasses are similar in appearance to the colorful smalltail pencil…

Aberrant Cleaner Wrasse From Philippines is Out of this World!

Wrasses are not a group of reef fish that don’t deviate from their template too much, but when they do it can be quite spectacular. Case in point is this aberrant cleaner wrasse, Labroides dimidiatus, fished up in the Philippines by…

The Magma Fairy Wrasse, Cirrhilabrus shutmani, Just Described From Northern Philippines

Cirrhilabrus shutmani, the magma wrasse which was first discovered by RVS Fishworld has just been described. This completely novel wrasse species made a big splash when it first appeared as it was unmistakably new to both science and the marine…

Paracheilinus hemitaeniatus, the Holy Grail Flasher Wrasse Being Collected in Madagascar

Paracheilinus hemitaeniatus, the half-banded flasher wrasse is a very elusive species that has been all but absent in the aquarium hobby. Hailing only from Madagascar and a few locations in South Africa, this species has turned out to be the…

Cirrhilabrus efatensis, a New Species Of Fairy Wrasse From Vanuatu

Cirrhilabrus efatensis is a new species of fairy wrasse which was discovered living in Vanuatu in the South Pacific. This new species is in the small but distinct complex of hooded fairy wrasses which include C. bathyphilus, from the Coral Sea…

The Fish At JZ Marine Aquariums Will Knock Your Socks Off!

Australia has proven to be an extremely fruitful aquarium scene, and our latest LFS visit brought us far outside of Sydney to JZ Marine Aquariums. This small unassuming shop is truly a specialty shop and while it’s easy to dismiss…