Pseudojuloides kaleidos is a rare pencil wrasse from the Maldives

Pseudojuloides kaleidos is a beautiful species that hails from the Indian Ocean, and is seldom collected for the trade but the odd specimens sometimes appears from the Maldives. Like many of its cousins in the pencil wrasse genus (Pseudojuloides), it…

Hybrid swallowtail angelfish has great potential for unexpected mature coloration

Another day and we have another hybrid angelfish to report. This particular specimen is a cross between swallowtail angelfish, Genicanthus lamarcki and G. melanospilos. Currently this hybrid swallowtail angelfish is of muted appearance, a nothing more than a curiosity to…

Male yellow pygmy angelfish from Cebu exhibits a handsome splash of black

For some reason anytime we see a picture of a ‘blackened’ yellow angelfish it is always the fuzziest, out of focus or mediocre looking specimen but new pics from Jimmy Ma are a complete exception. This large showy male Centropyge…

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…

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…

Leopard Multibar Angelfish is now in the best of hands

From where we’re standing, the Leopard Multibar Angelfish that was collected in Vanuatu about a month ago is just about one of the most sensational aberrant marine angelfish we’ve ever seen. This one of a kind fish could have gone…

Will the real Terelabrus rubrovittatus please swim up

Terelabrus is at the moment a monotypic genus first erected in 1998 based on an unknown labrid caught at 100m in Bulari Pass, New Caledonia. Since then, the genus has not expanded despite the appearance¬†of two potentially new species, one…

Black tailed Centropyge heraldi is just another one of numerous confusing variations

Centropyge heraldi is an unassuming yellow dwarf angelfish with a huge can of worms just waiting to be opened. When you do, you’ll probably want to break down and cry in confusion. Apart from the standard yellow dwarf angelfish, C.…

Mr. Wing’s long tentacled leather coral is a whiplashing gyre of aquarium fun

Whoever said that soft corals are pass√© has obviously not seen enough. Not only are soft corals incredibly forgiving, they add a certain flare for life and movement in any aquarium. Coming in a myriad of species that run the…

Reef Builder’s recap on 2013’s most alluring hybrids

We wouldn’t be doing our job if we didn’t cover any hybrids this year, and like the hardworking elves at Santa’s factory, we made sure we did it with glitter and bow ribbons. This year we had our fair share…