We just can’t get enough of the Cocopeel’s intense blue eyes!

‘Cocopeel’ is our personal shorthand for Cocos Island, Indian Ocean, Lemonpeel Angelfish,¬†Centropyge flavissima. This highly unusual variant of a common aquarium fish hides an evolutionary rift from the standard-issue lemonpeel angelfish which goes back thousands of years, and its tiny,…

Juveniles of the highly uncommon blue eyed lemonpeels are hard to come by

Juvenile lemonpeel angelfish lose their black spot fairly early in their life, so getting of that size with the spot is not easy. Throw in the odds of finding a cocos-island blue eyed lemonpeel of similar stature, and we’re infringing…

Cocos island lemonpeel angelfish are the blue eyed boys from the Indian Ocean

And we mean that literally! The lesser known Indian Ocean form of the lemonpeel angelfish (Centropyge flavissimus), have eluded aquarists for quite some time now, rarely making it into the trade. Originating from the Christmas Islands and Cocos-Keeling, a.k.a Joculator…

Costa Rica creates massive “shark park”

Costa Rica recently put together a massive new marine park that increases the area of protected waters surrounding Cocos Island five times what it was before. The Cocos Island area is home to some of the highest abundances of sharks…