Centropyge

Biota Marine Successfully Raises Captive Bred Coral Beauty Angelfish

Coral Beauty angelfish are one of the most common species of Centropyge and finally, this iconic fish has been captive bred. In personal communication with Tom Bowling we knew that Biota Palau was working with some pre-settlement Coral Beauty larvae, but…

Captive Bred Flame Angelfish Resurface After Five Year Absence

Captive bred flame angelfish are not new, but it’s been so long since their last sighting that you may have forgotten that they are even a thing. It’s been over five years since we first learned of the existence of these…

Flame Potters Angelfish Hybrid Documented by Diver Photo

Pygmy angelfish of the Centropyge genus are among the most promiscuous hybridizers in the whole angelfish family. However of these, flame angelfish regularly hybridizes with the rusty angelfish, creating rusty flames, but other crosses are much more rare. By contrast, the…

Centropyge abei, Close Up With This Rare Deep Water Angelfish

Centropyge abei is an angelfish species so rare, that only a few specimens have ever been photographed. Pictures of this deep water pygmy angelfish are very few, and only a few fish have ever been photographed, period. Since there has…

Abei Angelfish Collected in the Coral Sea

The Abei Angelfish, Centropyge abei, is a reef fish so rare that most of us, ourselves included, have never seen one in real life. To date, your only chance to see a living Abei Angelfish has been at the Waikiki Aquarium…

Centropyge colini, the mysterious Colin’s angelfish

Colin’s angelfish, Centropyge colini, is a unique pygmy angelfish that is among the least well known members of the genus. As I was ‘in the market’ for dwarf angelfish, I had the luxury position to consider all options for my…

Centropyge cocosensis & C. woodheadi, two ‘new’ species of pygmy angelfish

Centropyge cocosensis and C. woodheadi are two new names for new species angelfish which aquarists have long recognized as distinct. There’s been much confusion and speculation on the true identity of both the Cocos Island Lemonpeel, affectionately called the Cocopeel Angelfish,…

Spotted Multibar Angelfish channels its inner Snow Leopard

A spotted multibar angelfish has been collected which could be one of the most sensational aberrant angelfish we’ve ever seen. Besides the very rare hybrid multibar angelfish specimen, this species is very consistent in its pattern, but we could never…

Orange coral beauty collected in Philippines

The Coral Beauty is one of the most common and widely beloved species of pygmy angelfish. Centropyge bispinosa is collected and exported for the aquarium market by the thousands every year, and for the most part there is only subtle variation…

An artful look at Bali Aquarich’s captive bred angelfish triumphs

Any casual or regular reader of Reef Builders’ pages will no doubt be well acquainted with the powerhouse of marine fish breeding that is Bali Aquarich. Mr. Wen-Ping Su and associates have pioneered the first captive breeding of so many…