Meet The “Sturddlefish” A Bizzare Looking Accidental Hybrid

A group of Hungarian aquatic scientists on the search to preserve sturgeon eggs for caviar accidentally created this bizarre-looking hybrid. Part American paddlefish and part Russian sturgeon, the “sturddlefish” study appeared this month in the scientific journal Genes. How it happened…

Dynasty Marine’s Hybrid Basslet Makes A Rare Video Appearance!

The hybrid basslet specimen collected by Dynasty Marine earlier this year made quite a commotion as it is one of the first supposed hybrids of Liopropoma ever documented, especially between these two species. This is the kind of uber rare fish…

Rare Dascyllus Damselfish Hybrid Sighted at GBR

We know that we kind of have a thing for hybrid marine fish but today’s Damselfish hybrid is very special. Surely it isn’t the first hybrid damselfish ever but it is the first Dascyllus or ‘Humbug’ damselfish hybrid that we’ve…

Hybrid sixbar and koran angelfish surfaces in Hong Kong

The very special angelfish we have here is an extremely rare hybrid of koran angelfish and sixbar angelfish. This surprisingly familiar looking fish comes to us from Hao Hoi Company Limited in Hong Kong who acquired this fish from a supplier…

Powder blue and Whitecheek tang hybrid latest to be documented at melting pot reef

If the islands along the Indo-Pacific border, including Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, had their own soundtrack it would be by Barry White. The powder blue x whitecheek tang hybrid is latest specimens to take the stage at this hybrid…

Hybrid blueface angelfish appears at Vessel 1997 in Japan

The hybrid blueface angelfish recently revealed by premier Japanese aquarium retailer Vessel 1997 is a very nice treat for angelfish and rare fish aficionados. We don’t get to see too many hybrids of large angelfish species, and when we do…

Another look at the captive-bred emperor x annularis angelfish hybrid

Bali Aquarich is far and away the world leader in breeding marine angelfishes in captivity. With that experience they’ve offered at least seven full blooded species of large angelfishes from the Pomacanthus, Holacanthus and Chaetodontoplus genera, but they’ve also gotten really lucky…

Destination Tokyo, the final frontier

In all the years as a fish writer, nothing has been more rewarding to me than travelling the world and seeing new things. The relationships that i’ve forged with people throughout my time is something that can never be taken away, and…

Balinese faux gold: Captive bred hybrid Goldflake Angelfish

In continuation with our previous post on Bali Aquarich’s new Euxiphipops angelfish, we’re revealing the second angelfish to hit the scene. This time its not one species, but a hybrid combination of two. This marks the eighth species of angelfish…

Socotra is a convergence of hybrid reef fish

Socotra is a far flung island of the Western Indian Ocean which is incredibly hard to reach, and even harder to study underwater. A couple years back however, a team of researchers including California Academy of Sciences ichthyology curator and…