Rusty Flame pygmy angelfish hybrid video

The flame x rusty angelfish hybrid which we first spotted at IMAC West in Long Beach a few weeks ago was the focus of much attention during the weekend show. A lot of flashes tried to stop the motion of…

Dirty Burgess butterflyfish officially reclassified as a Heniochus

The Chaetodon butterflyfish of the subgenus Roa are amongst the most beautiful, striking and highly sought after marine fish by rare fish collectors. All except the one which goes by the name of “Dirty Burgess”. The dirty burgess butterflyfish is…

Maxea clams get the full mantle treatment

Alright all you naysayers, just simmer down for a second and let us get some words out before you get all riled up in the comments. First of all, please raise your hand if you’ve ever seen a ghostly white…

Tridacna ‘maxea’: New giant clam hybrid of Tridacna maxima x T. crocea

It’s not everyday that we get a new giant clam species but this week’s coral shipment to the LFS included a special sumthin for the clam lovers. Although T. derasa and T. squamosa hybrids have been around for years, the…

Eastern Indian Ocean region identified as a hotspot of reef fish hybridization

The isolated islands of Cocos-Keeling and Christmas in the Eastern Indian Ocean are a very special place for reef fish. The islands are home to the endemic joculator angelfish and they have become recognized as containing the highest diversity of…

One of a kind Fisher x Potters pigmy angelfish hybrid

Hawaiian fish collector William Crook gets our kudos for collecting this beautiful pigmy angelfish hybrid of two Hawaiian endemics. The fish in the image above is very likely a naturally occuring and very rare cross of Centropyge fisheri and Centropyge…