Resplendent Fireball Angelfish Hybrid from St. Helena Island

The ‘Resplendent Fireball’ angelfish is a naturally occurring hybrid of the semi-precious brazilian flameback angelfish (aka fireball), Centropyge aurantonotus, and the ‘unobtainium’ resplendent angelfish C. resplendens. So how does a fish from Brazil come to hybridize with a fish that lives…

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…

African Flameback Angelfish Successfully Bred by Sustainable Aquatics

Despite being one of my personal favorite pygmy angelfishes, we’ve never really had a great reason to write about African flameback angelfish, until now. In an unexpected video release Sustainable Aquatics revealed that they had successfully raised a batch of…

Face to Face with the $18K Debelius Angelfish

The Debelius is one of the rarest and most elusive of all the Pygmy angelfish. Despite writing about this species for nearly a decade, we had never seen a living specimen until a few weeks ago in Germany of all…

Incredible Xanthic Eibl’s Angelfish Appears in Hong Kong

Pygmy angelfish are very popular marine aquarium fish because they pack a lot of personality and color into a very manageable size. But another thing that we can sometimes enjoy in the dwarf Centropyge genus is some really wildly aberrant specimens…

Some People Just LOVE Tailless Pygmy Angelfish

There is something so cute and even a little bit endearing about a saltwater reef fish which has an obvious physical deformity, but acts just like a normal fish. We’ve all seen them, the one-eyed fish, the clownfish swimming in…

Sea Dwelling’s Yellowfin Angelfish Looks Like He’s Been In A Few Brawls

This Black & Blue angelfish may not win any beauty contests among aberrant angelfish, but it is the first time we’ve seen this species don this kind of garb. Of the many different species of Centropyge, only a few species represent…

You’ve Never Seen A Speckled Flame Angelfish Like This Before!

Boy, even after years of writing about all the rare, unusual, hybrid and aberrant reef fish, the natural reef always has something new and special that we’ve never seen before. This speckled flame angelfish from Pacific Island Aquatics is just…

This Lemonpeel Angelfish Is Old Enough To Buy A Beer!

 The saltwater aquarium hobby is chugging along and with it, some very old aquarium veteran fish are continuing to thrive, many of which are older than our youngest aquarist. So anytime someone says they’ve got a fish over twenty years old,…

I Saw A White Bicolor Angelfish And It Was Magical

When I traveled from Sydney to Cairns to visit Cairns Marine, I knew I’d be treated to see some very neat rare fish, and some juicy corals. But as luck would have it, the fish collecting crew brought in something…