Apolemichthys guezei, the ‘Bigfoot’ of Rare Fish Photographed in Reunion

Something happened last week in the depths of the Western Indian Ocean, off the remote French outlying territory of the Island of Reunion that rare fish collectors will never forget. Patrick Plantard, a ‘reef guy’ and friend to many of…

Rare Solid Orange Coral Beauty Angelfish Collected in Phillipines

Solid Orange Coral Beauty Angelfish are a sort of ‘known’ rarity but that doesn’t make them any less spectacular when they do arise. This latest all orange Centropyge bispinosa comes to us from the Philippines via RVS Fishworld and it’s a…

Stunning ORANGE ‘Tiger Tail’ Coral Beauty Has Hybrid Traits

The Coral Beauty angelfish is one of the most highly variable of all pygmy angelfish species. Ranging from East Africa in the Indian Ocean to the Central Pacific Ocean, it’s no surprise that this fish has a huge number of…

How Coral Beauty Angelfish Are Made

The Coral Beauty Angelfish is one of the most beautiful small fishes on the coral reef, Its purple color ranges from deep blue to magenta, with rippling bars that contrast boldly with its golden orange body color. These features makes…

Biota Marine Successfully Raises Captive Bred Coral Beauty Angelfish

Coral Beauty angelfish are one of the most common species of Centropyge and finally, this iconic fish has been captive bred. In personal communication with Tom Bowling we knew that Biota Palau was working with some pre-settlement Coral Beauty larvae, but…

Orange coral beauty collected in Philippines

The Coral Beauty is one of the most common and widely beloved species of pygmy angelfish. Centropyge bispinosa is collected and exported for the aquarium market by the thousands every year, and for the most part there is only subtle variation…

Jimmy’s Ma’s incredible ‘Blue Monster’ coral beauty angelfish

Jimmy Ma is the undisputed connoisseur of unusual and aberrant Centropyge morphs. Over the years he’s shared with us his koi coral beauty, multicolor angel hybrid, a trio of Tigerpyge, and many many more. Among his impressive collection, the ‘Blue Monster’…

“Golden Boy” coral beauty angelfish

“Golden Boy” is a stunning example of an aberrant Centropyge bispinosa. This unusual color form was first reported in the mid 1980’s from Pago Pago in American Samoa by two aquarium fish collectors, John Drieberg and Brian Champ. Initially this…

Coral Beauty angelfish hybrids seem to be the result of three way hybridization

Just when we think we’ve seen it all when it comes to pygmy angelfish hybrids, along comes not one but a pair of unusual coral beauty angelfish which make us rethink this whole concept of hybridization. Classically, what we are…

New form of aberrant coral beauty angelfish looks truly weird

Just when we thought we’d seen just about every iteration, aberration and permutations of the way that coral beauty angelfish can get funky, one comes along with a while new swag. Whereas many of the aberrant coral beauty angelfish look…