Xanthic Koran Angelfish is Doing Its Best Impersonation of a Clarion

It’s been a minute since we’d come across a nice, unusual angelfish either in the form of a hybrid, an aberrant, or in the case of this new Koran angelfish, a sort of ‘blotchy’ xanthic Pomacanthus. This medium sized individual of P.…

Hybrid Chrysurus x Koran Angelfish Hybrid Collected in Kenya

It’s been a little while since we’ve come across a nice hybrid of a large species of angelfish but this newest specimen is a great fish to break our fast. Pictured here is the most recent look we’ve had at…

Juvenile Scribbled Koran Angelfish is a Hot Mess of Stripes

This scribbled juvenile angelfish is so bizarre it just about knocked us out of our chair. We’ve seen a few unusual looking angelfish in our day but this wildly scribbled Pomacanthus semicirculatus takes the cake.  The Koran angelfish is so named…

Old Woman X Koran Angelfish Hybrid Found in South Africa

The Old Woman Angelfish,┬áPomacanthus rhomboides is clearly the odd duck in the entire family of angelfish species. Its curious behavior with divers somewhat makes up for its drab coloration but it’s well behind the Cortez Angelfish on the attractiveness scale.…

Rare fish throwback: Super aberrant and hybrid Emperor Angelfish

Here at the ReefBuilders rare fish department we have amassed a large collection of cool stuff that quite frankly, have been sitting around collecting dust. Stuff that are too outdated for a breakthrough post, but cool enough that we didn’t…

Aberrant Koran angelfish from Cairns Marine shows off a wicked cobalt mask

The Koran angelfish (Pomacanthus semicirculatus) may not be the prettiest Pomacanthid in the reefs, but they are by no means any less ubiquitous in the trade. This species forms many hybrids in nature with related members of its genus, but…

Some of the captive bred Koran angelfish may also include Annularis

We didn’t see this new development coming back in December, but leave it to Dr. Matthew L. Wittenrich to recently second guess the species identification on some of the juvenile captive-spawned angelfish they managed to rear in late 2011, as…

Captive bred Koran angelfish – another smashing success for Rising Tide

On the heals of a close call with breeding the Schooling Bannerfish, Heniochus diphueretes, the marine ornamental team at the University of Florida’s Tropical Aquaculture Lab doubled down and has just released photographs and video of what is probably the…