Surge Marine Life Breeds Zebrasoma Hybrid Tangs with Unknown Parentage

Florida-based aquaculture facility Surge Marine Life has announced that they have successfully bred and raised Zebrasoma spp. tangs, the result of which is a batch of hybrids of unknown parentage. The family-owned and operated company teased some shots of captive-raised…

Mustard X Convict Tang is One of a Kind Hybrid

Tropical Marine Centre has received a very rare surgeonfish that they believe to be a cross between the Mustard tang, Acanthurus guttatus, and the Convict tang, Acanthurus triostegus. We’ve seen some Achilles X Goldrim tang hybrids lately and Jake Adams…

$30,000 Koi Tangs hit all-time Price High

Koi tangs are some of the most coveted fish available in the reefing hobby right now, with suggested pricing at an all-time high. We’ve seen a nearly all-white Zebrasoma scopas advertised for $32,999.99, followed by another at $29,999.99. A white,…

Awesome fish spotlight: The Whitespotted surgeonfish, Acanthurus guttatus

The Whitespotted surgeonfish is the kind of tang that is overlooked by many because of its lack of color but is sought out and acclaimed by more seasoned reefkeepers. Also known as the Mustard tang, and occasionally the Jewel tang,…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Freckle Face Tang 

If you’re in the market for a show-stopping surgeonfish that won’t cost the earth, look no further than the Freckle Face Tang, Acanthurus maculiceps. Also known as the Spot Face Surgeon or White Freckled Surgeonfish, A.maculiceps is native to the…

Whitemargin Unicornfish documented for the first time in the Mediterranean

According to the Biological Invasions Records journal, a Whitemargin Unicornfish, Naso annulatus, has been caught in the Maltese waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Native to islands as far apart as Hawaii and Madagascar this large species of surgeonfish is a…

Super Scopas is the Australian Version of a Yellow Tang

Zebrasoma scopas, or midnight sailfin tang as they are known in Australia, are a fairly abundant reef dwelling fish that is found on the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea as well as much of the greater Indian and Pacific…

Dalmation Tang is a $30,000 aberrant Acanthurus nigricauda

Some aberrant saltwater fish can be a bit dirty looking, while others like this recently caught Piebald specimen can be instant show stoppers. It was caught in the Indian Ocean off Sumatra at a depth of 14 feet, where it…

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…

Chromis vanbebberae: The White Tail Reef Fish Gets Elevated to Full Species

Chromis vanbebberae is a brand new species of damselfish that was described at the end of last year and finally puts a name to a fish we’ve long had on our radar. This curious smaller Chromis has been known for some…