Purple X Yellow tang hybrids land at Abyss Aquatic Warehouse

Two of only 12 captive-bred Purple X Yellow tang hybrids have arrived at a retail store in the UK. Bred by Bali Aquarich in Indonesia, we have closely followed the evolution of this exclusive breeding project from the first purple…

Tinker’s/Burgess butterflyfish hybrid is a perfect cross between the two 

A Chaetodon burgessi/tinkeri hybrid butterflyfish has been imported into the UK. It’s been ten whole years since we started to see these pop up in the trade but in that time very few if any have made it to England.…

Wavereef’s K Series are Hybrid Skimmers AND UV Sterilizers

Original equipment manufacturer Wavereef has unveiled three skimmer ranges with UVs built-in. Available with AC or DC pumps and designed to sit either inside or outside of sumps, the K6, K7, and K9 protein skimmers are generic cone-shaped skimmers suitable…

Hybrid Reef Fish and Corals Are Much More Common Than We Knew

For over a decade we’ve been fascinated by hybrid marine life of all kinds and especially the ways that our beloved clownfish, angelfish, and many others turn out when their genetics get recombined in unexpected ways. While hybrid creatures may…

RVS Fishworld Stumps Us With a Wild Acanthurus Surgeonfish Hybrid

When you handle as many fish as RVS Fishworld does, especially within the Filipino region of the Coral triangle, you’re bound to come up with some real rare oddballs and hybrids. Today we learned that their network of fisherman have…

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…