Captive Bred Regal Angelfish Breakthrough by Bali Aquarich

The regal angelfish is one of the most iconic of all marine angelfishes and the last genus to be captive bred, until now. If we had to take bets on who would be the first to achieve a breakthrough with…

‘Black’ Regal Angelfish is one of the Wildest Specimens Ever

The iconic appearance of the regal angelfish is so recognizable across its wide range that it is one of the visual ambassadors for coral reefs. Since its appearance is so conservative and it has no closely related species with which…

New Xanthic Regal Angelfish Surfaces in Japan

It’s been a minute since we’ve encountered a nice xanthic angelfish to write about but an old classic has surfaced in the Japanese collector’s market. The yellow regal angelfish, was one of the first xanthic angelfish to be documented and…

Cairns Marines Discovers the Ultimate Scribbled Regal Angelfish

With its brilliant yellow, black and white striping, there is no angelfish that looks quite like the regal angelfish. There’s only species fish in the genus Pygoplites and a rare case of subspecies which are slightly different from each other, but every once…

New rare subspecies designation for the beloved Regal Angelfish

Subspecies seem to be rarely used in marine and reef fish but the monotypic genus Pygoplites is fixing to be one of the first angelfish species to receive this designation. We’ve long been aware that Indian Ocean and Indo-Pacific regal angelfish look…

A beautiful misbar aberrant regal angelfish from Bali Aquarium

The regal angelfish, Pygoplites diacanthus, is one of the most beautiful and iconic fishes of coral reefs all over the world. This species ranges from the Red Sea and western Indian Ocean through the Indo-Pacific, all the way to the Tuamotu…

Angelfish in reef aquariums: It doesn’t always work out the way you want

Experimenting with large angelfish in reef aquariums is always a gamble. But their sheer beauty alone make it worth the risk. There are some angelfish that are considered safer than others — the Chaetodontoplus, Apolemichthys, and Pygoplites angelfish come to mind —…

Stunning Xanthic Regal Angefish collected and filmed

As angelfish go, the good ole regal angelfish, Pygoplites diacanthus, doesn’t come in too many variations; you get the grey chested Pacific Form and the yellow chested Indian Ocean and Red Sea form. Occasionally we come across a slightly scribbled…

Xanthic scribbled regal angelfish, chillin in the quarantine of Taunton Aquatics Centre, UK

If the xanthic scribbled regal angelfish we saw in the back room of Taunton Aquatics Centre wasn’t enough to surprise us then the full blown aquarium quarantine system was. Even in the U.S it is rare to see a dedicated…