Genicanthus semifasciatus angelfish makes a surprise appearance in large numbers

Genicanthus semifasciatus is perhaps the rarest of the obtainable six species of swallowtail angelfishes that make up part of the Genicanthus genus. The other four members are extremely rare and conventionally unobtainable to the average aquarist, perhaps with the exception…

Stunning videos of a juvenile and an adult male spotted angelfish, Genicanthus takeuchii

While most angelfish reserve their reverence for the Hawaiian masked angelfish, Genicanthus personatus, when it comes to swallowtail angelfish we hold the spotted angelfish, Genicanthus takeuchii, closest to our reefing hearts. You can imagine our excitement when we discovered not…

Hybrid Genicanthus melanospilos x G. lamarcki angelfish appears at Blue Harbor

Once in a great while we’ll see a swallowtail angelfish of the Genicanthus genus with slightly odd stripes or off coloration and we wonder what kind of pedigree may have caused the aberration. In the case of the swallowtail angelfish…

Genicanthus takeuchi hybrid from Ogasawara could have a little semifasciatus angelfish in it

Genicanthus angelfish hybrids are enough, to discover one which is a mix of G. takeuchi is truly a once in a lifetime find. We’d be happy to just see a full blooded alive in our life time, in the U.S.…

Genicanthus personatus spawning & rearing video by Karen Britain and Bruce Carlson

Genicanthus personatus, the masked swallowtail angelfish is a holy grail angelfish species that is endemic to the Hawaiian Island chain. Paradoxically, this is one of the few angelfish species which has been raised in captivity and it is the only…

Masked Angelfish, Genicanthus personatus caught spawning on video for the first time

The masked swallowtail angelfish, Genicanthus personatus is the most highly coveted and expensive angelfish in the aquarium trade that is actually available for purchase, however rarely and expensive it may be. The masked or personatus angelfish is endemic to the…

Genicanthus takeuchii featured in this first ever video of the swallowtail angelfish gem from Ogasawara

Genicanthus takeuchii or Takeuchii’s swallowtail angelfish is one of the most highly sought after angelfish in the world. Hailing only from Japan’s Ogasawara Islands, Genicanthus takeuchii has an even more limited track record than the peppermint angelfish, Paracentropyge boylei, second…

Reef Safe Angelfish: What’s the Secret?

Have you ever owned a reef-safe angelfish? A hot topic of discussion that has yet to be answered. If you peruse the forums, you will find yourself reading a multitude of different opinions. Some believe they will get lucky and…

Is it Okay to Name Living Creatures after People?

It’s human nature to name things. It’s part of how we label and describe items, communicate, and even differentiate one another. But nomenclature stretches to living things too, like plants, animals, and fish, and we want to know if it’s…

Indonesian Acropora tenuis has been renamed Acropora bifaria

A team of 11 coral researchers has used phylogenomic techniques to resolve the taxonomy of the genus Acropora. Historically, coral taxonomy was based almost exclusively on skeletal morphology, resulting in the description of some 400 species of Acropora, with two-thirds…