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    Stunning False Shepardi x Bispinosa Hybrid Angel

    One of the most exciting fish to recently come out of Cebu is the False Shepardi Angelfish. This ‘species’ is actually a cross of the Flame Angelfish (Centropyge loriculus) and the Rusty Angelfish (Centropyge ferrugata). The 50/50 mix creates a hybrid that is nearly indistinguishable from the true Separd’s angel that is found in the waters […]

    Female Bicolor Angelfish Work Hard to Inherit Harem Fortune

    A recent paper from Cambridge University, on the social hierarchy of Centropyge bicolor has shed light on the benefits and costs that occur at multiple levels within harem social structures. Like all Centroypge Angels, the Bicolor Angelfish is a sequential hermaphrodite–or to be more specific a Protogynous hermaphrodite, meaning they begin life as females. In […]

    “Coral Beauty x Rusty Hybrid” Angelfish Raises Eyebrows

    This striking, yet unknown Centropyge hybrid shown above recently landed in Japan under the care of marine specialist B-Box. The genetic input on this fish is not completely known, but we believe the fish is a hybrid of Centropyge bispinosa x Centropyge ferrugata. In Japan, Coral Beauty’s (C. bispinosa) go by the name Ruriyakko, as […]

    The $1,600 Lemonpeel x Eibli Hybrid Angelfish

    This past Friday Old Town Aquarium got in a truly rare fish. A Lemonpeel x Eibli Hybrid Angelfish (Centropyge flavissimus x Centropyge eibli)–the first ever in the United States and one of the few to ever be collected. While I was at the store observing the fish, the fiery cadmium gem sold to an aquarist in Connecticut. […]

    Captive Bred Hawaiian-Resplendent Angelfish meet ‘Wild’ Resplendent

    A few years back Frank Baensch of RCT fame, was the first to pair and successfully breed Centropyge resplendens x Centropyge fisheri creating unique hybrids that would never occur naturally. That is because C. resplendens is endemic to the Ascension Island in the middle of the South Atlantic while C. fisheri is a Pacific native […]

    Shepardi Angelfish Hits the U.S.

     Photo by Jack Randall. Creative Commons. Blue Zoo Aquatics, who has teamed up with Dave Palmer and Pacific Aqua Farms, recently got in the scarcely seen Mango Angelfish (Centropyge shepardi). This is the first specimen to pop up in the United States in many  years making C. shepardi a mysterious and often under appreciated fish by […]