Tail-less bandit angelfish is practically beyond belief

A bandit angelfish is a very special fish to begin with but a tail-less Apolemichthys arcuatus is unheard of. This wild-caught specimen is the first documentation of tail-less-ness in this species that we know and while it looks really strange in…

The most beautiful goldflake angelfish spotted in South Africa

For a fish that lives in the Central Pacific Ocean, we never thought we’d see the finest example of a goldflake angelfish in South Africa of all places. But sure enough, while in Johannesburg we dipped into one of the…

Face-to-face with the hyper rare tiger angelfish in nature and the aquarium

Any of the rare fish fanciers out there who’ve kept up with some of my writings know that I have a sort of infatuation with South Africa’s endemic tiger angelfish, Apolemichthys kingi. So, when I got the invitation to come to…

A rare look at the virtually never seen young Kingi Angelfish

If Kingi Angelfish are one of the holy grails of Pomacanthid lovers then the juvenile Apolemichthys kingi takes that notion up a notch. Like other members of the genus Apolemichthys, the Kingi or Tiger angelfish undergoes a dramatic transformation from the juvenile to…

Tiny Kingi angelfish is the lagoon collection of a lifetime

We’ve been closely following the saga of a very special fish that was recently collected by its owner in South Africa. While on holiday Pieter Uys and his family were vacationing around the Kei River, he managed to squeeze in…

Tiny Bandit Angelfish video by Fishcube is absolutely irresistible

It’s been too long since we’ve professed our love for the bandit angelfish, Apolemichthys arcuatus, and to make up for it we’ve got this great video of a tiny lil guy. Mr. Fishcube received this tee-nine-tsy baby bandit from Hawaii…

Rainfordia opercularis is THE reef fish of the year 2011

Like we did for the most exciting breakthrough aquarium fish of the year 2011, we’re going to recap some of the most memorable and amazing fish that we’ve seen this year. We have seen some pretty amazing ground breaking collections…

Tiger angelfish hybrid redefines the rarest of the rare reef fish

The tiger angelfish is so rare that it is hardly ever seen even in South Africa, so earlier this year we were tickled to be able to share with you a video of tiger angelfish acclimated and doing well in…

Apolemichthys guezei, the Reunion Island angelfish is so rare it is imagined in a painting

Apolemichthys guezei, the Reunion Island angelfish was only described in 1978 yet since that time it has rarely been photographed once in its natural habitat and it has never even been close to collection for the aquarium trade. Since so…

Baby bandit angelfish videos from Blue Harbor and B-Box Aquarium

Baby bandit angelfish, Apolemichthys arcuatus, from Hawaii seem to be popping up all over the place and two of Japan’s powerhouse rare fish dealers have stepped up with nice videos of their tiny bandits .Both Blue Harbor and B-Box Aquarium are…