Hybrid Panther x Bumblebee grouper is both beautiful and edible

‘Fish are friends, not food”. Well, not so much for this man-made hybrid grouper. The amazing fish shown above is the result of a cross between the Panther grouper and the Bumblebee grouper (Cromileptes altivelis X Epinephelus lanceolatus). Bred for…

Hybrid Genicanthus melanospilos x G. lamarcki angelfish appears at Blue Harbor

Once in a great while we’ll see a swallowtail angelfish of the Genicanthus genus with slightly odd stripes or off coloration and we wonder what kind of pedigree may have caused the aberration. In the case of the swallowtail angelfish…

Stunning Hybrid Juvenile Lemonpeel arrives at Quality Marine

2011 is off to a good start rare fish wise with this Juvenile Lemonpeel Hybrid arriving at Quality Marine a couple of days ago. The hybrid angelfish in question is most likely a Centropyge flavissimus x C. vroliki cross. Although…

Thielli Clownfish from Two Little Fishies makes a video appearance

The Thielli clownfish, Amphiprion thielli, is not a fish that is often seen in the aquarium trade and it shows up even less frequently than the white cap clownfish, Amphiprion leucokranos. Both of these, the thielli and the white cap…

Sunlight Supply Maristar 2 HQI gets more T5 love, integrated timers, LEDs and sleek extruded body

The Sunlight Supply Maristar 2 HQI is a great looking hybrid light for the aquarium and should be available in the next month or so. Sporting a sleek, new extruded aluminum body the Maristar 2 doubled the amount of T5…

“Scribbled” lemonpeel pygmy angelfish hybrid from Reborn Aquarium raises the bar for Centropyge morphs

The scribbled lemonpeel pygmy angelfish hybrid in the video above is one of the most gorgeous lemonpeel morphs we have ever seen and it is certainly on par with the fabled Tygerpyge specimen. Believe it or not, this is the…

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…