Multicolor coral beauty hybrid specimen shows the beautiful blend of its parents

This multicolor and coral beauty angelfish hybrid is just the latest amazing Centropyge to be illustrated by long term friend of the blog Jimmy Ma. We’ve seen this particular cross of coral beauty and multicolor angelfish before in a tiny specimen…

Hybrid multicolor angelfish from Cebu may not be a coincidence after all

Centropyge hybrids are currently the cool kids at the party and have been circulating the industry and internet so widely that you might think it’ll be hard to pull another textbook-defying specimen out of the sea. While super rare hybrids…

Hybrids of C. bispinosa are just as variable and beautiful as the parent species

Not only is the Coral Beauty angelfish widely diverse and varied, the hybrids it produces span the gamut in terms of appearance. C. bispinosa has been documented to hybridize with C. ferrugata, C. loricula, C. loricula x C. ferrugata, C.…

Inter-subgeneric hybrids of Roaps butterflies are rare and amazing

Roaps butterflyfishes can form hybrids with other unrelated members of the butterflyfish group although very rarely, to form inter-subgeneric hybrids. Fishes and other animals generally hybridize with other species that are highly similar, usually in the same genus, or within the…

Hong Kong through Digiman’s eyes part 1: Legendary reefers Dr. Chung and Jimma Ma

Here’s another exciting Reef Builders travelogue showcasing the sights and adventures of the reefing scene in a foreign country. Like our Japan and Bangkok travelogues, we visit yet again another Asian country – the mystical land of Hong Kong. This…

This Light runs at 61 Watts, Why is Marketed at 84 Watts?

The Cetus2 LED is an interesting and capable controllable LED light with an attractive cluster of multicolor diodes. We’ve been running a pair of them on our 75 gallon Euphyllia tank for about a year and always ‘thought’ they ran…

Awesome Fish Spotlight! Super Xanthic, Yellow Scopas Tang Shows Up In Indonesia

Following the hype on the multicolored aberrant or Koi scopas tangs that showed up in the last few years, our friends at Bali Aquarium scored a very nice Super-Xanthic Yellow Scopas Tang this week. Unlike the aberrant Scopas tang that…

This Beverly Hills Reef Tank is Nothing But The Best [Video]

Every once in a while we come across a reef tank that is fueled by unlimited resources. It’s been a long while since we’ve since an uncompromising reef aquarium setup but Reef 301 in Beverly Hills is one of those…

The Leng Sy Cap is Still Unique Among All Montipora

The Leng Sy Cap is one of the most legendary and recognizable of all aquarium Montipora corals. First grown by Leng Sy and then popularized on the label of their Reef Solution bottle, this is one aquarium coral strain that never, ever…

Jimmy’s Ma’s incredible ‘Blue Monster’ coral beauty angelfish

Jimmy Ma is the undisputed connoisseur of unusual and aberrant Centropyge morphs. Over the years he’s shared with us his koi coral beauty, multicolor angel hybrid, a trio of Tigerpyge, and many many more. Among his impressive collection, the ‘Blue Monster’…