Unique Scopas Tang is a Looker Even With No Tail

Tail less fish are surprisingly more common in saltwater fish than you would think but this kind of amputation doesn’t seem to bother certain fish like the gorgeous near-adult scopas tang pictured here. This disabled Zebrasoma scopas was collected in the…

First Gem X Scopas Hybrid Tang Collected from Madagascar

The gem x scopas tang hybrid that RVS Fishworld just showed off may not be the first one the aquarium hobby has ever seen, but it is the first one from Madagascar. Much like the circled dragonet we featured a…

This Yellow Scopas Koi is Turning Into a Dirty Bird

Rare fish fanciers will probably be well aware of the large aberrant Zebrasoma scopas that are frequently collected in the Maldives and in western Indonesia that are known as Koi Scopas tangs in the aquarium hobby. But it is less…

Yellow Koi Scopas Tang is a Filipino Banana Split

Zebrasoma scopas is a widespread but highly variable surgeonfish species, with unusual color aberrations that are prized by the reefkeeping world. The Indian and Pacific Oceans have produced many freaks over the years from as far apart as Kenya to…

Black and white Penguin tang is the latest aberrant Scopas to appear

Reefbuilders is the home of saltwater color morphs and has covered more koi, calico, yellow and piebald Scopas tangs than anyone else. So let us introduce you to our next example of polychromatism in Zebrasoma scopas, the Bicolor.

Wild Aberrant Scopas Tang Discovered in Kenya

Aberrant Zebrasoma tangs come in many different varieties; there’s ‘koi’ scopas tangs, calico scopas, yellow scopas, piebald and white yellow tangs, but today’s spotlight falls on a very unusual piebald scopas tang. This curious specimen photographed by Dawn Goebbels in…

Calico Scopas Tang Among Recent Imports of Koi & Tricolor Tangs

If you’re on the lookout for a rare and unique surgeonfish for your saltwater or reef aquarium, there’s no better place to look right now than TSM Corals. Don & his crew have been acquiring these unusual fish from the…

Awesome Fish Spotlight! Super Xanthic, Yellow Scopas Tang Shows Up In Indonesia

Following the hype on the multicolored aberrant or Koi scopas tangs that showed up in the last few years, our friends at Bali Aquarium scored a very nice Super-Xanthic Yellow Scopas Tang this week. Unlike the aberrant Scopas tang that…

White Chocolate is a White, Yellow & Scopas Tang All In One

Casper the white tang might be the most famous surgeonfish in the world but World Wide Corals has been conditioning a new superstar in their stable of awesome tangs. A little over a year ago WWC added two piebald Zebrasoma, with the…

Koi Scopas Tang Photographed in Thailand!

The Koi Scopas tang is a special variant of Zebrasoma scopas which appears sporadically in the aquarium hobby. The first specimens were discovered in the Maldives, and often made their way to European aquarists.  In recent years a concentration of these…