Resplendent Angelfish, Centropyge resplendens: HD video of a captive raised jewel

The Resplendent angelfish, Centropyge resplendens, is one of the most highly sought after pygmy angelfish species in the world. Hailing only from Ascension Island in the isolated center of the Atlantic Ocean, the resplendent angelfish was once a commonly available…

Centropyge resplendens showed off in new LA Fishguys video

We are delighted to see that Fishguy extraordinaire Jim Stime of LA Fishguys has fulfilled our request for a full featured video featuring his captive raised Resplendent Pygmy Angelfish, Centropyge resplendens. The resplendent angelfish can only be found living in…

Lysmata napoleoni, a New Species of Cleaner Shrimp from the Middle of the Atlantic

Lysmata napoleoni is a new species of Caridean shrimp from St. Helena named after one of its most notorious residents, Napoleon Bonaparte. This distinctively colored species is recognizable in the field at depths of 15 meters at St. Helena and…

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…

Flameback Cherub Angelfish is a Captive Hybrid Cross from Nebraska!

The Flameback Cherubfish is a brand new captive breeding ‘first’ coming to us from the  exotic locale of Nebraska. On the one hand we’ve kinda seen a fish like this before, but on the other the Flameback Cherubfish is the really…

Clipperton Angelfish is a True Micro Endemic Marine Fish

The Clipperton Angelfish is a poorly known species of large marine angelfish in the Holacanthus genus. The reason we don’t hear about or see this fish is because it only comes from Clipperton Atoll, a serious distance away from anywhere…

Resplendent Fireball Angelfish Hybrid from St. Helena Island

The ‘Resplendent Fireball’ angelfish is a naturally occurring hybrid of the semi-precious brazilian flameback angelfish (aka fireball), Centropyge aurantonotus, and the ‘unobtainium’ resplendent angelfish C. resplendens. So how does a fish from Brazil come to hybridize with a fish that lives…

Fun graphic shows difference between a royal gramma and a royal dottyback

In the world of tropical reef fish, there are numerous examples of convergent evolution, where unrelated and widely separated fish develop the same color and shape. The similarity between some cases of convergent evolution can be so similar between these fishes. Starcki…

Destination Tokyo, the final frontier

In all the years as a fish writer, nothing has been more rewarding to me than travelling the world and seeing new things. The relationships that i’ve forged with people throughout my time is something that can never be taken away, and…

Understanding Ascension: The road less traveled

Situated along the mid-Atlantic ridge, the Ascension Islands is a place oozing with mystic charm and celestial voodoo. This far flung outcrop of volcanic rock has captivated the hearts and minds of intrepid explorers alike, all with the intention of unraveling…