Current Updates



This page is for regular visitors (or repeat offenders) who want to find out if anything has been added or changed on the website since their last visit. The most recent updates will be posted here at the top of this page for convenient viewing of new material or website changes.

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If you do not have Excel, you may wish to look into this open source spreadsheet program ...    Libre Office



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Golden Hawkfish

Golden Hawkfish - Tahiti



Magician Polyps

Kupang Magician Polyps


May 22, 2024

There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Wednesday, May 29th.

(Note that the shipment is due in on a Wednesday this time.)



Please see the following page to see photos ...




We expect Acropora and other assorted corals to be added to the list.





A Manado corals shipment is coming up soon.

Please see the following page to see photos ...





The .pdf price list links are on the photo pages, or you can e-mail us and request an Excel file version if you prefer.


May 8, 2024

There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Thursday, May 16th.

Please see the following page to see photos ...




We expect Acropora and other assorted corals to be added to the list.

The .pdf price list link is on the photo page, or you can e-mail us and request an Excel file version if you prefer.


April 24, 2024

There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Thursday, May 2nd.

Please see the following page to see photos ...




Revised - Acropora have been added to the list.

The .pdf price list link is on the photo page, or you can e-mail us and request an Excel file version if you prefer.


April 9, 2024

There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Thursday, April 18th.

Please see the following page to see photos ...




The .pdf price list link is on the photo page, or you can e-mail us and request an Excel file version if you prefer.


March 29, 2024

There is an upcoming shipment from Tahiti offering fish and clams ...



Update March 28th - Acropora and a few other corals have been added


March 26, 2024

There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Thursday, April 4th.

We expect that there will probably be more corals added to this initial list.


Photos of available corals for this shipment are on the following page ...




The .pdf price list link is on the photo page, or you can e-mail us and request an Excel file version if you prefer.


March 13, 2024

There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Thursday, March 21st.

This time around, there is a variety of soft corals.

(Acropora are included in the list.)


Photos of available corals for this shipment are on the following page ...



(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Kupang list.)

Kupang Corals Main Page


February 28, 2024

There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Thursday, March 7th.

Please see the following page to see photos ...



(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Kupang list.)

Kupang Corals Main Page


February 15, 2024

There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Thursday, February 22nd.

Please see the following page to see photos ...



(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Kupang list.)

Kupang Corals Main Page


February 6, 2024

We have a new availability list from Fiji.  
Please see the linked page below to see a list and photos ...



February 1, 2024

There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Thursday, February 8th.

Please see the following page to see photos ...



(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Kupang list.)

Kupang Corals Main Page



The .pdf price list link is on the photo page, or you can e-mail us and request an Excel file version if you prefer.

(Acropora are already on the list.)


January 24, 2024

A Manado shipment is expected soon. We don't have the exact date as of yet, but late January or probably early February ...



January 18, 2024

There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Thursday, January 25th.



(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Kupang list.)

Kupang Corals Main Page


January 5, 2024

There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Thursday, January 11th.

Due to the New Year holiday, photos arrived later than usual, so the cut-off for ordering has been extended through Saturday, Jan. 6th.

If items on list are not shown in photos, they looked exactly the same as the ones at same price that are shown.



(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Kupang list.)

Kupang Corals Main Page




For pricing, please see the .pdf page link which is on the photo page, or you can e-mail us and request an Excel file version if you prefer!


Wishing you a Very Happy New Year!


December 11, 2023

A Manado shipment is expected to arrive to LAX on December 17th, photos are on the following page. Lots of very fancy high end colonies. Some good cheap softies too. Looks like the last coral shipment for the year. Ordering cut-off is Wednesday, Dec. 13th ... sooner is better for getting your selections.



December 6, 2023

There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Thursday, December 14th.

Photos of available corals for this shipment are on the following page ...





For pricing, please see the .pdf page link which is on the photo page, or you can e-mail us and request an Excel file version if you prefer!


November 21, 2023

There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Thursday, November 30th.

Please see the following page to see photos ...



(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Kupang list.)

Kupang Corals Main Page


November 20, 2023

Have a great Thanksgiving all! Does anyone else remember when Lionfish were nearly as commonly called Turkeyfish? Showing my age I suppose... Hope y'all get enough cranberries, dressing, and family!  

To update a bit on general happenings... first for fish... the Philippines, Fiji, and seemingly Bali areas again now, are all weekly with fish shipments. Bali areas had bad (too long) routing for a bit so we had been passing. Things seem better now so it is back in the fold. There might be Kenya and Sri Lanka next week, they are working on it. Tonga fish as well should go off in a week or two, we think.

Vietnam is said to be near having new CITES permits for soft coral only exports again, but it hasn't happened yet. Fiji is said to be getting approval for coral shipping again, but no one will show up to issue any new CITES for export. So, being allegedly approved and getting actual permits are two very different things. Australia has been too short of good stock for shipping in general, for fish and corals for anything but the most expensive stuff, which they want you to take a bunch of other stuff to get.

We're currently working on getting the new Kupang list and photos up as a shipment is planned for arrival LAX on Nov. 30th. As soon as it's ready, there will be an update.

Most of all, HAVE A GREAT THANKSGIVING!  

~birdfish


November 10, 2023

A note regarding Kupang ... it doesn't appear as though there will be acropora this time around, lots of euphyllias though and some other cool stuff!

Have a Happy Veterans Day!


November 7, 2023

There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Thursday, November 16th.

Please see the following page to see photos ...



(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Kupang list.)

Kupang Corals Main Page


October 24, 2023

There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Thursday, November 2nd.



(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Kupang list.)

Kupang Corals Main Page


October 12, 2023

There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Thursday, October 19th.

Please see the following page to see photos ...

(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Kupang list.)

Kupang Corals Main Page



The .pdf price list link is at the photo page, or you can e-mail us and request an excel file version if you prefer.


September 27, 2023

There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Thursday, October 5th.



(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Kupang list.)

Kupang Corals Main Page





Manado (shown below) has been rescheduled for arrival to LAX on Wednesday, October 4th.


September 19, 2023

Manado corals are expected next week!


Please see the following page to see photos & pricing information ...



September 13, 2023

There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Wednesday, September 20th.


Please see the following page to see photos ...



August 29, 2023

There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Wednesday, September 6th.



(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Kupang list.)

Kupang Corals Main Page


August 16, 2023

There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Wednesday, August 23rd.



(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Kupang list.)

Kupang Corals Main Page


August 11, 2023

There is now a new Red Sea list ... small orders are welcome and overnight shipping to your door is available.



August 2, 2023

There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Wednesday, August 9th.



(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Kupang list.)

Kupang Corals Main Page



Note ... the Manado below was delayed and is now planned for August 9th, so you can still order.


July 26, 2023

A Manado coral shipment will be coming in to LAX on August 2nd.

There is a new set of photos up, you can pick and choose from here ...





A link to a .pdf page with prices that match the pics is on the above page, or you can e-mail and ask for an Excel file if that's easier for you.


July 19, 2023

Here is the news on what is shipping and not, currently. In fish, the Bali and Philippines shippers are regular weekly. Kenya is about once a month. Sri Lanka is offline at the moment, should come back though, civil issues there. Tonga goes monthly or so, but we are not sure for how long. Rarely we get some Tahiti fish, Black and Achilles Tangs primarily, expensive, but good fish. Fiji fish are weekly to LAX. Hawai'i remains shut down. Our two good guys there did not renew permits the last couple of years since they could not collect or ship. We are working on getting tanked Red Sea fish going, shipped from the east coast, where you will be able to order just one fish if that is all you want. Stay tuned.

In corals, Tonga has been a problem with U.S.F. & W. at LAX. A half inch of rock at the base of a coral can get you a ticket for undeclared Scleractinia. So, we are not sure Tonga will last long. Vietnam is offline, there was some smuggling of hard corals in the soft coral only shipments, and it might not reopen. Good work dudes. Manado, Flores, and Bali corals are all very intermittent at best. Bali says it's too hot to ship Acros now. Fiji remains closed, but they are trying to reopen it. Like Hawai'i, a court battle was won allegedly approving export, but getting it back going is another beast. Australia is also very irregular, no Acros, and a very limited selection every couple of months when they do ship. Next Tahiti clams may be in August or September.

Kupang is dependable every two weeks and has been great as usual. You can pick and choose from photos from there.



(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Kupang list.)

Kupang Corals Main Page




Here is a pic a cool customer sent us of a beautiful fish from Irian Jaya. Most often called Blotched Anthias (Pseudanthias bimaculatus), or Bimaculatus Anthias. What a beautiful fish they are. Thanks to you know who you are for the pic! A reminder to all, we LOVE your fish and coral pics! You are invited to send us any photos you have of items you received from us. Tell us if, or how, you want your photo credit to read. THANKS!!!

Happy Fishin'!

~birdfish





July 5, 2023

There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Wednesday, July 12th.



(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Kupang list.)

Kupang Corals Main Page


June 21, 2023

Manado corals are expected next week!


Please see the following page to see photos & pricing information ...



June 20, 2023

There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Wednesday, June 28th.



(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Kupang list.)

Kupang Corals Main Page


June 7, 2023

There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Wednesday, June 14th.



(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Kupang list.)

Kupang Corals Main Page


May 24, 2023

Australia has some corals available from a different shipper than what has been offered before, with photos of some of their corals in which you can select by code number. You may get that piece, or a very similar 'clone'. Currently, they are planning to try to ship for arrival LAX on Wednesday, May 31st. Photos of some of the available corals at this time are shown on the page linked below. See the list of corals available at the Australia link below where a link for a .pdf page with the full list of available tranship corals in this shipment. Acros are not confirmed yet.



May 23, 2023

There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Wednesday, May 31st.

(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Kupang list.)

Kupang Corals Main Page


May 9, 2023

There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Wednesday, May 17th.



(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Kupang list.)

Kupang Corals Main Page


April 26, 2023

There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Wednesday, May 3rd.



(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Kupang list.)

Kupang Corals Main Page


April 12, 2023


There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Wednesday, April 19th.



(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Kupang list.)

Kupang Corals Main Page




Philippines RVS and Sri Lanka fish arrive LAX Monday Apr. 17th, order now if interested!

Tonga fish and corals and Kenya fish arrive Wed. Apr. 19th, Thurs. to you.



Coral List Central

Fish List Central


March 28, 2023


There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Wednesday, April 5th.



(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Kupang list.)

Kupang Corals Main Page



There will soon be a shipment of FLORES corals, which are expensive, but very fancy. Seems like Euphys and Acros only so far, but check the pics out (link below). The Euphys that say head are by-the-head pricing, the ones that do not have that word are colony pricing.




We are not sure when the next Bali Acro shipment will be, we think not too far off in the future, but no date set yet. Their Acros are still awesome. See the pics ...





Tonga might be happening in a couple of weeks, we don't know. They are out collecting again.

All the usual regular fish folk ship every week, Wed. to LAX, Thurs. to you, such as all the Bali and Philippines area sources. Fiji is Tues. to LAX and Wed. to you. Kenya is becoming regular again, or sorta for them, maybe monthly or less. There were some King Angels for only $3k there.

The .pdf pages are regularly updated with current stocks and prices. We can also email an excel file with a dozen tabs each with another sources list, just email and ask, or ask to get the weekly e-mail with it.

~birdfish


March 24, 2023


There will be a shipment of Flores corals scheduled soon.

Please see the following page ...



March 15, 2023


There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Wednesday, March 22nd.



(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Kupang list.)

Kupang Corals Main Page




Some other news ...

Tonga is scheduled for March 22nd to LAX as well.
Bali Acros will probably happen again in a couple of weeks.
(Vietnam and Hawai'i remain off the table at the present time.)


March 2, 2023


Check out the new photos of a Bali Acropora shipment, arriving March 8th to LAX ...



February 28, 2023


There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Wednesday, March 8th.

Please see the following page to see photos ...



(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Kupang list.)

Kupang Corals Main Page


February 15, 2023


There is a new Manado corals photo & pricing page, with an upcoming shipment planned.

(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Manado list.)

Manado Corals Main Page


February 14, 2023


There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Wednesday, February 22nd.

Please see the following page to see photos ...



(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Kupang list.)

Kupang Corals Main Page


February 10, 2023

There is an upcoming shipment of fish from Kenya, including some Red Sea fish.
Please see .pdf link on the following page ...



January 30, 2023

There will be a Kupang corals shipment arriving to LAX on Wednesday, February 8th.

Please see the following page to see photos ...



(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Kupang list.)

Kupang Corals Main Page


January 17, 2023

Happy New Year all! We hope you had good holidays! And that your recovery is going well!  

Most of the fish shippers are back at work, business as usual, after being closed for a couple to few weeks. Some are still slow to get going though. Shipping was a bit snarled around the holidays and recently, to say the least, but things seem to be getting back to normal now.

There will be a Kupang shipment Jan. 25th to LAX, so the 26th to you. We're hoping there will be more add-ons in a couple of days, including Acropora, which are always added late.



(Previous pages are no longer available, please see current Kupang list.)

Kupang Corals Main Page




We are still waiting to hear from Tonga and Vietnam. The Tahiti tang man is also still not back at it, but the clam lady there will be shipping large Blue Maxima boxes, we think the 25th to LAX. Hoping to see tang man jump on the shipping bandwagon as he sometimes does.

In fish, Fiji ships every Tuesday to LAX, save some they miss, and they are back on schedule. From the Bali area, all are shipping, such as -CV, Lombok, and Irian Jaya. Philippines -V and Cebu, as well as RVS are all shipping as well, so fish sources are mostly all on-line.

No word yet from the Hawai'i people about them getting things again. There appears to be much confusion, and of course opposition at the ground level. Not sure how it will go, but our people are not happening yet.

Sri Lanka goes whenever they get 25 boxes of orders and freight space for it. So fairly willy nilly, it happens without notice, you just have to have an order in waiting, it is usually every month though.

Kenya still has a 300 kilo per shipment restriction in place so it is not feasible.

That's all the news for now!

~birdfish


January 3, 2023

Happy New Year!



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