Maze x Black Velvet Angelfish produced by Bali Aquarich

The vevet angelfish of the Chaetodontoplus genus are some of the most interesting, and most unique in the Pomacanthidae. However wild collected velvet angelfish have a very hard time adapting to aquarium foods and conditions but thankfully, velvet angelfish are…

Bali Aquarich Hybrid Clarion with Passer Angelfish is a Fish to Remember

The clarion x passer hybrid angelfish was once a very rare fish that was only rarely collected from their native range of the west coast of Mexico. Back in the days, these fish would show up regularly when Clarion Angel…

Bali Aquarich breed Colin’s Angelfish!

The Colin’s angelfish is one of those pygmy species of Centropyge that isn’t necessarily all that rare, but it is quite poorly known outside purist Pomacanthidae circles. But in what is yet another first for Mr Su and Bali Aquarich,…

Powder Blue Tangs & Emperor Angelfish: Two Common Fish That New Reefkeepers Should Avoid

Reefkeeping is a paradox. We set up an aquarium to display all the wonderful diversity of the tropical oceans, only to be told that we can’t keep the vast majority of species in our tanks. I help out in my LFS on Saturdays and the following two species are probably the two that people ask me for and point out the most, only for me to deliver the grim news that they can’t have them. And here’s why.

Ghostly Multibar Angelfish is a One of a Kind Mutation

The multibar angelfish has one of the most conservative color patterns of any pygmy angelfish, which is what makes the recent discovery of an aberrant specimen incredibly special. This ghostly white Paracentropyge multifasciata collected by Java Ornamental Fish is part of…

The Hybrid Beauty, Blue Phantom Angelfish by Poma Labs

Guest Author – Ken Kwan Back in 2019, Poma Labs revealed a new hybrid angelfish called the blue phantom. A hybrid between the beautiful Blue Line Angelfish (Chaetodontoplus septentrionalis), and the Black Phantom angelfish (Chaetodontoplus sp)., a distinctive and very dark…

Scientific Research Spotlights Hybridization of Angelfish

Angelfish hybrids and the numerous ways that the Pomacanthids can remix their genetics have been one of our favorite writing topics on Reef Builders for over a decade. For much of that time our rare fish editor Tea Yi Kai…

Another Crazy King Bicolor Angelfish scored by Bali Aquarium!

It’s been a while since we documented a crazy looking Bicolor Angelfish and weird Angelfish are one of our favorite marine life topics. Even if Centropyge bicolor is a very common fish, Xanthic or aberrant morphs of that particular species…

Morse Code Flame Angelfish Beauty from Among The Reef

It’s been a good long while since we’ve seen a nice, novel aberrant pygmy angelfish specimen but the new Morse Code flame angelfish is just the fish we needed to break the drought. This lovely Centropyge loricula came from the heart of…

What is the Best Temperature for Hatching Flameback Angelfish Eggs?

The Brazilian flameback angelfish, Centropyge aurantonotus, is one of the least well known species of yellow-topped pygmy angelfish, and one of only three species from the Caribbean and wider Atlantic Ocean. Coming from the Southern parts of the Caribbean, the…