New Half-Black/Lemonpeel Angelfish Hybrid produced by Bali Aquarich

In our latest visit to Mr Su famous ornamental fish hatchery, we were greeted with many fish of different sizes and slightly different coloration all of them being hybrids of Centropyge flavissima and C. vrolicki. The very strange thing with…

Rare Hybrid Multibar X Venusta Angelfish Collected by RVS Fishworld

Of all the hybrid angelfish sought out by exotic fish fanatics, the cross between the multibar and venusta angelfish is one of the rarest. Where Tigerpyge angelfish have become semi-‘common’ with a few dozens specimens being collected every year, the…

Incredible Xanthic Eibl’s Angelfish Appears in Hong Kong

Pygmy angelfish are very popular marine aquarium fish because they pack a lot of personality and color into a very manageable size. But another thing that we can sometimes enjoy in the dwarf Centropyge genus is some really wildly aberrant specimens…

Jimmy’s Ma’s incredible ‘Blue Monster’ coral beauty angelfish

Jimmy Ma is the undisputed connoisseur of unusual and aberrant Centropyge morphs. Over the years he’s shared with us his koi┬ácoral beauty, multicolor angel hybrid, a trio of Tigerpyge, and many many more. Among his impressive collection, the ‘Blue Monster’…

S.E.A’s coral reef display is a veritable kaleidoscope of beauty

Oh S.E.A. Where do we begin. In our travels we’re fortunate enough to visit a hodgepodge of public aquariums. Often times we get to see behind the scenes, to the heart of the facility, where the quiet humming of machines…

Rainfordia opercularis reappears at Red Heart King

Rainfordia opercularis made a meteoric appearance a few years ago and just as suddenly as it appeared, it vanished without a trace. We helmed the species as fish of the year back in 2011 and since then we have covered…

Understanding the photography triad: ISO, aperture and shutter speed

As aquarium owners, we are often very proud of our creations and want to capture them in pictures. Perhaps it’s that Acropora that you’ve been growing, or that fish that you love so much. Photography is a great way to…

London’s Aquatic Design Centre is an aquarium store that has it all

The Aquatic Design Centre is an aquarium store in London that any kind of aquarium enthusiasts would be thrilled to visit. The space that ADC takes up is modest but every square inch of the shop is densely packed with…

DeJong Marinelife’s Interzoo Booth is a rare fish oasis amid exhibition chaos

Wandering the numerous halls of Interzoo 2014 is intense. It requires endurance, comfortable footwear and ton of caffeine to take it all in. But once we found DeJong Marinelife’s booth among the chaos, we found ourselves in fish-geek heaven. Unlike…

Aberrant one of a kind ghost anthias emits a spooky purple glow

Something fishy is going on in the reefs of Bali. Either a radioactive uranium vein is mutating the resident reef fish, or Bali collectors are paying special attention to aberrant specimens. It’s highly likely that the latter is the more…