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…

Second ever hybrid gem tang collected in Mauritius

The gem tang is arguably the most coveted of all surgeonfish species, making the first ever documented gem tang hybrid quite a sensation. Another hybrid gem tang has been collected and we have even better pictures of this stunning specimen…

Hybrid spawning of Rhinopias captured on video

Most of the time that we report on hybrid marine and reef fish, it is usually about a particular specimen which shows the traits of both parents, as a result of a crossbreeding. In this case we have a splendid…

Speciation and hybridisation of the Acanthurus nigricans complex

The family Acanthuridae with its six charismatic genera are some of the most beloved and recognisable fish both in the field and in the trade, serving as iconic reef denizens which play important roles in herbivory. The six genera holds…

Bali Aquarich’s angelfish accolades part 1: Pomacanthus imperator x annularis hybrid

At the risk of sounding cliche and in a manner most routine, it’s difficult not to admit the prowess and remarkable work that Bali Aquarich has accomplished. Founded by Su Wen-Ping, this Bali based aquaculture company has won the world over…

Amphiprion thiellei and A. leucokranos are two beautiful natural clownfish hybrids

Clownfishes are pretty promiscuous as far as fishes go, and many are capable of forming hybrids. There are only two genera of anemone fish, with the monotypic Premnas playing host to the pugnacious maroon clownfish, and the rest being placed in…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: The Armitagei hybrid love child

Apolemichthys is one of seven angelfish genera that are ever popular in the aquarium trade. The genus encompasses some of the age old aquarium favourites such as the flag fin angelfish (A. trimaculatus), bandit angelfish (A. arcuatus) as well as…

Who’s that Pomacanthus?!

If you’re a fan of the Pokémon franchise and the anime, then you should be familiar with the post advertisement segment called “Who’s that Pokémon?!” egging viewers to guess the identity of the pokémon based on its silhouette. Obviously the…

Our Tigerpyge hybrid gets a video update in HD

Although much of the hype surrounding the Tigerpyge angel has died down since its meteoric appearance a few years ago, there is no denying its sheer beauty and grace. Of all the hybrids we’ve seen and gawked at, the lemon peel and…