Rare White Panda Mimic Tang Discovered in the Philippines

RVS Fishworld needs to tap on the brakes a little bit because they’re fishing up hybrid and aberrant fish so often they’re starting to make them seem common! Just last week we had to agglomerate four different oddballs into a…

Four Very Rare & Unique Specimens from RVS Fishworld

Normally when we share exciting fish from RVS Fishworld we’re content to feature one specimen at a time but this week we have four unique specimens to tell you about. Three of these are fish we have featured before but…

RVS Fishworld Stumps Us With a Wild Acanthurus Surgeonfish Hybrid

When you handle as many fish as RVS Fishworld does, especially within the Filipino region of the Coral triangle, you’re bound to come up with some real rare oddballs and hybrids. Today we learned that their network of fisherman have…

Powder Blue Tangs & Emperor Angelfish: Two Common Fish That New Reefkeepers Should Avoid

Reefkeeping is a paradox. We set up an aquarium to display all the wonderful diversity of the tropical oceans, only to be told that we can’t keep the vast majority of species in our tanks. I help out in my LFS on Saturdays and the following two species are probably the two that people ask me for and point out the most, only for me to deliver the grim news that they can’t have them. And here’s why.

This Wild Powder Blue Tang Has a White Dorsal Fin!

The powder blue tang is so named because of its sky blue body coloration, which is a different shade than other blue surgeonfish, most notably the regal blue tang, AKA Dory. Well apparently this is not the full evolution of…

TSM Corals Acquires One of the Nicest Goldrim Achilles Hybrid

One thing we love about hybrids between certain species of fish is how variable their appearance can develop. Sometimes the colors of hybrids ‘cancel’ each other out leading, to an interesting but dull fish, but other times the colors compound…

This is One Incredible Yellowfin Surgeonfish

There are over 80 species of surgeonfish but the aquarium hobby is dominated by yellow tangs, blue tangs, purple, koles, powder blues and just a few others. But there’s a whole world of tangs and surgeonfish that are barely represented…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Acanthurus triostegus

Acanthurus triostegus – Convict Tang By: Greg Collinske The convict tang is one of the most widespread Acanthurus species in the world as well as in our hobby. Found throughout the Indo-Pacific and Hawaii in small groups to enormous schools, these successful…

Say Hello to Acanthurus albimento, the White Chin Surgeonfish

Acanthurus albimento is a very rare new species of surgeonfish from the northwestern Philippines. The new species of Acanthurus is known by the common name of white chin surgeonfish due to a white patch covering most of the lower jaw.  The white…

Video of the Huge Surgeonfish at Tang’s Chinese Restaurant

We love big showy pet fish, especially large adult surgeonfish that are in somebody else’s aquarium so we don’t have to go broke trying to feed them. Usually the place to go to see large resident marine aquarium fish is at…