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,…

Cocos island lemonpeel angelfish are the blue eyed boys from the Indian Ocean

And we mean that literally! The lesser known Indian Ocean form of the lemonpeel angelfish (Centropyge flavissimus), have eluded aquarists for quite some time now, rarely making it into the trade. Originating from the Christmas Islands and Cocos-Keeling, a.k.a Joculator…

First Cultured Red Sea Clams Splashdown at ACI

Red Sea clams include some varieties and color patterns of Tridacna maxima that are at once familiar, but have been unavailable to the aquarium hobby for over two decades. Not only are there some interesting forms of the well known…

Joculator Angelfish Captive Bred by Bali Aquarich

Bali Aquarich is never short of surprise new fish they have captive bred but Mr. Su and his team have saved a special announcement with their first ever captive bred joculator angelfish. The joculator angel, Centropyge joculator has been bred before…

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…

Xanthic Eibli Angelfish Is Even Rarer Than The True Tigerpyge

This xanthic Eibl’s angelfish is such a rare and unique specimen, this is only the second time we’ve ever had the pleasure of documenting this color morph. We thought we were checking our inbox to see a picture of a nice Tigerpyge…

Powder blue and Whitecheek tang hybrid latest to be documented at melting pot reef

If the islands along the Indo-Pacific border, including Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, had their own soundtrack it would be by Barry White. The powder blue x whitecheek tang hybrid is latest specimens to take the stage at this hybrid…

Hotspot of aberrant scopas tangs discovered south west of Java

Aberrant scopas tangs, also known as koi tangs and tricolor tangs are very unique form of the Zebrasoma scopas surgeonfish. A normal scopas tang is a fairly easy fish to overlook with a spade shaped body outline that has a basic…

2.3 Fairy Wrasses: The exquisitus complex

Cirrhilabrus exquisitus is an unusually widespread and variable species which appears to form a lineage alongside the scottorum and cyanopleura groups, with all three sharing characteristically mid-length pelvic fins. Unlike any other species of Cirrhilabrus, the Exquisite Fairy Wrasse has…

Bellissima bellus: The biology and hybridization of Genicanthus bellus

The genus Genicanthus boasts of ten medium to large angelfish species that have evolved away from the regular substrate perusing stereotype. All members of this genus are rather streamlined, being longer than they are tall. Their caudal fins are festooned with…