Holacanthus

Bali Aquarich Hybrid Clarion with Passer Angelfish is a Fish to Remember

The clarion x passer hybrid angelfish was once a very rare fish that was only rarely collected from their native range of the west coast of Mexico. Back in the days, these fish would show up regularly when Clarion Angel…

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…

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…

The ‘First’ Hybrid Angelfish, Holacanthus townsendi

Marine aquarists love their saltwater angelfish and we at Reef Builders especially love the hybrid angelfish specimens. The way they express the genes of their respective parent species can be highly varied, leading to unique and original color patterns that are…

Great New Pictures of BLUE Queen Angelfish from St. Paul’s Rock

The Queen Angelfish is one of the most iconic reef fish in the Caribbean Sea. It’s appearance has some regional variation throughout its range from Florida to Brazil, but there’s one place where the queen angels put on some very…

Clipperton Angelfish Still Going Strong at the Aquarium of the Pacific

As popular as marine angelfishes are, there’s still a few species which hardly register on the radar of aficionados. It doesn’t help that several of these species like Apolemichthys guezei, Genicanthus spinus and Centropyge hotumatua are very rarely encountered by…

Orange is the new black

With all the buzz surrounding Bali Aquarich’s newest captive bred angels, let us not forget some of their perennial, evergreen staples that really started it all. The spectral Platax pinnatus and chromic Holacanthus clarionensis are without a doubt two of Bali Aquarich’s most…

Monday Mystery: Majestic bluefaces abound in Bali

Pomacanthus navarchus. Pomacanthus xanthometopon. These are a few of my favorite things. But what exactly is going on in Bali right now? Apart from the smouldering volcano (Mt. Raung) spewing out ashes and trapping hapless tourists in this island paradise,…

Bali babies on display at Aquarama 2015

Bali Aquarich, the Asian sensation of the aquaculture scene, has been collecting accolades and trail blazing this niche in the last few years. They’ve come a long way since captive bred clownfish, and now boasts a stunning repertoire of angelfish…

Top 5 recent captive raised marine fish stories

There’s been such a flurry of captive bred marine fish stories lately, that it may have been hard to get a handle on how much is going on. Once upon a time, like ten to fifteen years ago, the announcements…