Deepwater Debelius Angelfish Collected in 50 Feet in Madagascar!

The Debelius angelfish is one of the rarest and most elusive angelfish species because it has only been known from very deep waters of the isolated island of Mauritius. Over the weekend we got some earth-shattering news about this species…

Face to Face with the $18K Debelius Angelfish

The Debelius is one of the rarest and most elusive of all the Pygmy angelfish. Despite writing about this species for nearly a decade, we had never seen a living specimen until a few weeks ago in Germany of all…

Centropyge debelius literally scrapes through 2014 by the skin of its teeth

Well what did we tell you. Didn’t we mention it’s very likely that a super cool fish will swoop in at the last minute just before the year closes to shock everyone? In what seems like a yearly tradition, 2014…

Centropyge debelius, rare look at the blue Mauritius angelfish

Centropyge debelius is one of the least well known species of pygmy angelfish and as rare as we make it out to be, a few are collected here and there in Mauritius. As you might expect, the Blue Mauritius Angelfish…

Rare video of a real life Centropyge debelius revealed in Japanese NPS tank

Centropyge debelius – One of a select few elite and highly sought after mega-rare angelfish that is just as beautiful as it is scarce. Not many Debelius angelfish have entered the trade and only a handful, in the recent years.…

Centropyge debelius, one of the most elusive pygmy angelfish appears at Blue Harbor

Centropyge debelius, the blue mauritius pygmy angelfish is a fish that is so rare and elusive that these may be the first new photos of the species in the last several years. Although Blue Harbor succeeds in obtaining quite the…

World Atlas of Marine Fauna by Rudie Kuiter and Helmut Debelius

The World Atlas of Marine Fauna is an exciting new comprehensive volume by Rudie H. Kuiter and Helmut Debelius. Those of us who have grown to love the World Atlas of Marine Fishes will have great expectations for the Marine…

Debelius Pigmy angelfish being targeted for collection

With so many rare fish floating around in the aquarium industry lately, what new species could garner our attention before it is even caught? Enter the diminutive Centropyge debelius. This beautiful rarity can only be found in the Mauritius, Reunion…

Top 10 Angelfish Stories of 2019

It’s no secret that marine angelfish are some of the highest profile pets for our saltwater and reef aquariums, and they are certainly among our favorite reef animals to write about. With a circumtropical distribution, their captive breeding breakthroughs, aberrations,…

Apolemichthys guezei, the ‘Bigfoot’ of Rare Fish Photographed in Reunion

Something happened last week in the depths of the Western Indian Ocean, off the remote French outlying territory of the Island of Reunion that rare fish collectors will never forget. Patrick Plantard, a ‘reef guy’ and friend to many of…