African Flameback Now Being Cultured by ORA

The African Flameback is one of the most popular and distinctive species of pygmy angelfish and it is now available captive bred from Oceans, Reefs, & Aquariums. Centropyge acanthops hails from most of the eastern shores of the African continent…

Flameback Cherub Angelfish is a Captive Hybrid Cross from Nebraska!

The Flameback Cherubfish is a brand new captive breeding ‘first’ coming to us from the  exotic locale of Nebraska. On the one hand we’ve kinda seen a fish like this before, but on the other the Flameback Cherubfish is the really…

African Flameback Angelfish Successfully Bred by Sustainable Aquatics

Despite being one of my personal favorite pygmy angelfishes, we’ve never really had a great reason to write about African flameback angelfish, until now. In an unexpected video release Sustainable Aquatics revealed that they had successfully raised a batch of…

Face to Face with the $18K Debelius Angelfish

The Debelius is one of the rarest and most elusive of all the Pygmy angelfish. Despite writing about this species for nearly a decade, we had never seen a living specimen until a few weeks ago in Germany of all…

Incredible Xanthic Eibl’s Angelfish Appears in Hong Kong

Pygmy angelfish are very popular marine aquarium fish because they pack a lot of personality and color into a very manageable size. But another thing that we can sometimes enjoy in the dwarf Centropyge genus is some really wildly aberrant specimens…

Some People Just LOVE Tailless Pygmy Angelfish

There is something so cute and even a little bit endearing about a saltwater reef fish which has an obvious physical deformity, but acts just like a normal fish. We’ve all seen them, the one-eyed fish, the clownfish swimming in…

Captive Bred Flame Angelfish Resurface After Five Year Absence

Captive bred flame angelfish are not new, but it’s been so long since their last sighting that you may have forgotten that they are even a thing. It’s been over five years since we first learned of the existence of these…

Centropyge colini, the mysterious Colin’s angelfish

Colin’s angelfish, Centropyge colini, is a unique pygmy angelfish that is among the least well known members of the genus. As I was ‘in the market’ for dwarf angelfish, I had the luxury position to consider all options for my…

Centropyge cocosensis & C. woodheadi, two ‘new’ species of pygmy angelfish

Centropyge cocosensis and C. woodheadi are two new names for new species angelfish which aquarists have long recognized as distinct. There’s been much confusion and speculation on the true identity of both the Cocos Island Lemonpeel, affectionately called the Cocopeel Angelfish,…

Orange coral beauty collected in Philippines

The Coral Beauty is one of the most common and widely beloved species of pygmy angelfish. Centropyge bispinosa is collected and exported for the aquarium market by the thousands every year, and for the most part there is only subtle variation…