We’ve Never Seen This Uber Rare Angelfish Look Like This!

The black angelfish, Chaetodontoplus niger, is a species so mysterious that it’s hard to know where to begin trying to understand it. First described from the Hongsha Islands in the South China Sea in 1965, the only modern records that this…

This is the best photo of Chaetodontoplus niger to date

For a fish that gets as big as a football, it’s a mystery why the black angelfish, Chaetodontoplus niger is scarcely ever seen much larger than a juvenile fish in size and color. We know that large adult┬áC. niger are…

Another video of Chaetodontoplus niger shot in Japan is a remarkable coincidence

Remember that really cool juvenile Chaetodontoplus niger we posted about the last time, and the video on the same individual shortly after? What we did not know was that another video of C. niger taken in the Kashiwa Island of Japan…

Chaetodontoplus niger shows up on youtube

One of the rarest of all marine angelfish, Chaetodontoplus niger, was filmed by Japanese divers off of Kashiwajima, Kochi at 33-meters, and posted on youtube. The contrast of white and yellow fins along an all black body is quite stunning on…