Hybrid Angelfish

Goldflake Griffis Angel Hybrid is a Blueface Version of its Parents

Boy do we love us some rare angelfish hybrids, and today we’ve got the second goldflake x griffis angelfish hybrid we’ve documented in less than a year. This new set of glamour shots of the Apolemichthys xanthopunctatus x A. griffisi cross come to…

Old Woman X Koran Angelfish Hybrid Found in South Africa

The Old Woman Angelfish, Pomacanthus rhomboides is clearly the odd duck in the entire family of angelfish species. Its curious behavior with divers somewhat makes up for its drab coloration but it’s well behind the Cortez Angelfish on the attractiveness scale.…

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…

This Hybrid of Emperor and Annularis Angelfish is Downright Jawdropping

It’s been a very rich year for cool new, aberrant and hybrid angelfish and this offspring cross between an emperor angelfish and annularis angelfish is a very special fish indeed. Hybridization among angelfish can be common in some places, especially…

Hybrid sixbar and koran angelfish surfaces in Hong Kong

The very special angelfish we have here is an extremely rare hybrid of koran angelfish and sixbar angelfish. This surprisingly familiar looking fish comes to us from Hao Hoi Company Limited in Hong Kong who acquired this fish from a supplier…

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 Aquarich’s angelfish accolades part 1: Pomacanthus imperator x annularis hybrid

At the risk of sounding cliche and in a manner most routine, it’s difficult not to admit the prowess and remarkable work that Bali Aquarich has accomplished. Founded by Su Wen-Ping, this Bali based aquaculture company has won the world over…

CoralFriend’s newest video shows three of the rarest angelfish together

The video may not be the smoothest, it’s a little shaky and the colors undersaturated but any marine angelfish fan will immediately recognize that this aquarium contains three of the rarest of the rare Pomacanthids. Dr. Chung Wing Hung’s collection…

Rare fish throwback: Super aberrant and hybrid Emperor Angelfish

Here at the ReefBuilders rare fish department we have amassed a large collection of cool stuff that quite frankly, have been sitting around collecting dust. Stuff that are too outdated for a breakthrough post, but cool enough that we didn’t…

Coral Beauty angelfish hybrids seem to be the result of three way hybridization

Just when we think we’ve seen it all when it comes to pygmy angelfish hybrids, along comes not one but a pair of unusual coral beauty angelfish which make us rethink this whole concept of hybridization. Classically, what we are…