Surgeonfish

Purple Tang Captive Bred by Bali Aquarich

The Purple tang has been captive bred and it comes to fruition from a familiar player in the world of reef fish aquaculture, Bali Aquarich. It’s only been a couple years since the breakthroughs in breeding the closely related yellow…

The ‘Keyhole Sailfin’ has a HOLE Right Through its Body!

We’ve covered some truly bizarre and unique marine fish of all kinds over the years, but to this day we can’t say we’ve ever even heard of anything quite like this. Marine fish with deformed bodies, especially tailless specimens have…

ACI’s Purple-Tail Purple Tang was the Star of Reefapalooza Orlando!

The purple tang’s official scientifically designated name is Zebrasoma xanthurum – ‘yellow tail’ is the hallmark of this species. While tens of thousands of purple tangs have no problem following this convention, every once in a while a lone ranger decides to…

TSM Corals Acquires One of the Nicest Goldrim Achilles Hybrid

One thing we love about hybrids between certain species of fish is how variable their appearance can develop. Sometimes the colors of hybrids ‘cancel’ each other out leading, to an interesting but dull fish, but other times the colors compound…

Tailless Sailfin Tang Looks Surprisingly Normal

Tiny Zebrasoma tangs aren’t much more than huge dorsal and anal fins with a tiny body sandwiched in the middle, and this is especially true of the sailfin tang. So oddly enough, this tailless Z. veliferum offerred by AquaGift in…

There’s A Tang Party At Jason Fox’s House!

A few weeks ago I travelled to Maryland right before Reefapalooza New York specifically to take a detour at the coral mecca of Jason Fox Signature Corals. I’ll be getting to the corals in due time but today I want…

Ultimate Aberrant Yellow Tang Teased By LiveAquaria

Do you know how cool a particular fish has to be for LiveAquaria’s own Director Kevin Kohen to get in front of the camera to tell us all about it? It’s got to be something at least as cool as a wildly…

Three Of The RAREST Zebrasoma Videos: White, Gem and Tricolor Tangs!

With nearly three hundred videos on a myriad of topics, Reef Builders has one of the oldest aquariums channels on YouTube. In that time we’ve featured countless beautiful, rare and exotic animals, and today we want to revisit three of our…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Acanthurus triostegus

Acanthurus triostegus – Convict Tang By: Greg Collinske The convict tang is one of the most widespread Acanthurus species in the world as well as in our hobby. Found throughout the Indo-Pacific and Hawaii in small groups to enormous schools, these successful…

Blue Tang Comics Now Available
Blue Facts is a cute comic book about the regal blue tang is the perfect responsible move for the aquarium hobby in general. With this free informative guide, both young aquarists and new aquarists can learn all of the most…