14 of our favorite featured fish from 2022

Cast your eyes over our pick of the hottest fish to make the Reef Builders news in 2022.

The Tailless fish of Jave Marine

As we scrolled our social media news feeds this week we couldn’t help but notice the penchant for tailless saltwater fish shown by Indonesian livestock collector CV Java Marine Group. We have documented many tailless fish over the years and…

Wild Spotted Swallowtail Angelfish Hybrid fished up by RVS Fishworld

Hybrid Genicanthus are some of the rarest among the Pacific species of angelfish so we definitely perk up and take note anytime one of them shows up on our radar. The latest annual example of swallowtail angelfish with mixed parentage…

Double Black Fin Angelfish Linked to Centropyge bicolor

The Centropyge pygmy angelfish make up the largest genus of marine angelfishes and their diversity and abundance has led to many different variants being discovered by the aquarium hobby. Among these oddball pygmies there exists a whole spectrum of poorly studied…

Captive Bred Interruptus Angelfish aplenty at SDC-ERI

The interruptus angelfish is one of the most unique and interesting of all Centropyge but they are very rare in the saltwater aquarium world. Hailing from the northwest Pacific Ocean most of the few specimens collected from the wild are…

A Close Look at Captive Bred Regal Angelfish

Regal angelfish are one of the most unique of all angelfish being the only species belonging to a monotypic genus, Pygoplites, and also the only angelfish to have two described subspecies, a rare designation among marine fish. It was nearly three years…

We Finally Got Our Hands on the Brazilian Flameback Angelfish

The Brazilian Flameback Angelfish, Centropyge aurantonotus, is one of the two species of pygmy angelfish in the Caribbean but the common ‘pygmy’ angelfish is infinitely more common in the aquarium hobby. This fish looks quite similar to the African flameback angelfish,…

New ‘Variety’ of Takeuchi Angelfish Hybrid

Genicanthus takeuchii is an angelfish so rare that it practically unknown in the aquarium hobby so it doesn’t even show up in lists of holy grail saltwater fish. Despite being one of the largest species of swallowtail angelfish and being…

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…

A Spectrum of Xanthic Eibli Angelfish from Reef Pro

The xanthic aberration of some pygmy angelfish is a mystery that has puzzled exotic saltwater aquarists for years and the rabbit hole is about to get a whole lot deeper. Recently a number of very interesting Centropyge eibli were collected from the…