Chaetodontoplus

Cuteness Overload while Touring Bali Aquarich

Since I live in Bali, only three hours drive from the best ornamental marine fish breeder in the world, I get to visit him on a regular basis. Mr. Wen-Ping Su has been breaking the news of all aquarium related…

Chaetodontoplus dimidiatus, Rare Phantom Angelfish Spotted in The Wild

Rare Phantom Angelfish The adult Chaetodontoplus dimidiatus is an attractive angelfish with a velvety black belly, silver-grey body, bright solid yellow tail, and a distinctive scribbled face. It’s not often I write about fish, but when a stunner like this…

Wild Hybrid Conspicuous Angelfish makes American Debut

The conspicuous angelfish, Chaetodontoplus conspicillatus, is and has been the holy grail of saltwater angelfish for home aquariums for a generation of collectors. Sure there’s more exotic species like the Debelius and Tiger angelfish but that doesn’t detract from the high…

Gorgeous New Closeup Photo of the Mythical Ballina Angelfish

The Ballina Angelfish is a swimming oxymoron – it is one of the best-known yet rarely-seen rare species of angelfish yet sightings of this species are very rare. The reason for this rarity is that it is only known to occur…

The Black Phantom Is One Of The Rarest Angelfish In The Hobby

The black phantom angelfish is an unusual ‘species’ of angelfish from the northern Philippines which is by far much rarer than may of the holy grails we seek out in the saltwater aquarium hobby. Its body is the deepest shade…

The Best Pictures Yet Of The Rare Greytail Angelfish

The greytail angelfish, Chaetodontoplus poliourus, is one of the newest species of marine angelfish. It’s also pretty special to us because it was the first ‘new species of angelfish’ we ever got to write about here in Reef Builders. First described…

This Angelfish Isn’t Real (But It Does Exist!)

The blueline and conspicuous angelfish are two of our favorite Chaetodontoplus species and now we might get to see what these two fish will look like in one fish. At MACNA 2017 Poma Labs made a huge splash with their expansive catalog…

Poma Labs Debuts Captive Bred Conspicuous Angelfish

Poma Labs is a brand new venture co-founded by two very influential persons in the aquarium world, Nuri Fisher of Piscine Energetics, and Dr. Matthew Wittenrich, a pioneer in breeding ornamental marine fish. As the name implies, for now Poma…

The Conspicuous Angelfish Juvenile Is The Ultimate Ugly Duckling
Along with the line spot triggerfish and tiger angelfish, our visit to Reefwise in Chicago also afforded us our first encounter with a true, juvenile Conspicuous Angelfish. From the moment we became serious about the marine aquarium hobby and all…
Gorgeous xanthic scribbled angelfish discovered in East Australia

A xanthic specimen of the scribbled angelfish,┬áChaetodontoplus duboulayi, was discovered in Mackay, eastern Australia. The news of this very unusual female scribbled angelfish comes to us from Aqua Lovers in Japan who received this fish and shared an incredible photo…