Left: A pair of Fisher's Angelfish (male on bottom). Right: 72-day-old Fisher's Angelfish juveniles

Fisher’s Angelfish Breeding

The diminutive and brilliantly colored pygmy angels (genus Centropyge) are the most popular and heavily traded angelfishes in the aquarium hobby. The genus is the largest within the Pomacanthid family, comprising a total of 28 described species. Most of these…

Left: Resplendent Angelfish male and Cherubfish female (parents). Right: Resplendent Cherubfish juvenile, 200 dph.

Resplendent Cherubfish Breeding

Following the breeding success of the popular Hawaiian Resplendent Pygmy Angelfish (C. resplendens x C. fisheri), the work on Centropyge hybridization continues with the captive-breeding of the Resplendent Cherubfish. The parents of this unique fish are arguable considered the two…

Left: African Pygmy Angel (parents). Right: African Pygmy Angel juvenile, 190 dph.

African Pygmy Angelfish Breeding

 The African Flameback Pygmy angel (C. acanthops) is another beautiful angelfish belonging to the Xiphypops subgenus (C. fisheri, C. acanthops, C. argi, C. resplendens, C. aurantonotus, C. flavicauda). It occurs in the western Indian Ocean along the east coast of…

Left: A Cherubfish pair (female below male).  Right: 90-day-old juvenile Cherubfish

Cherubfish Breeding

The Cherubfish is common in the aquarium trade. The species is found in Florida, the Bahamas and throughout the Caribbean on reefs, rubble zones and mud/sand bottoms from 15 to 200 feet. It is most abundant at depths below 90…

Left: A male Resplendent Angelfish and female Fisher's Angelfish pair. Right: 70-day-old juvenile Resplendent Fisher's hybrid Angelfish (just past metamorphosis)

Hawaiian Resplendent Angelfish Breeding

I’m really excited about this one. Centropyge hybrids sometimes occur naturally between certain species (Lemonpeel x Halfblack; Eibl’s x Halfblack; Lemonpeel x Eibl’s; Flame x Potter’s; Flame x Sheppard’s; Coral Beauty x Sheppard’s; Herald’s x Bicolor and Venusta x Multibarred) that…

Bandit Angelfish Breeding

The Bandit Angelfish (Apolemichthys arcuatus) is one of eight medium sized marine angelfishes (Pomacanthidae) that comprise the Apolemichthys genus.  This species is named for its striking black and white color pattern and is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands and Johnston…

Left: A pair of Joculator Angelfish (male below female). Right: A 125-day-old juvenile Joculator Angelfish  (just past metamorphosis)

Joculator Pygmy Angelfish Breeding

The Cocos Pygmy Angelfish is only known from Cocos-Keeling and Christmas Island in the southeastern Indian Ocean. The species most frequently inhabits steep rubble slopes and reef drops between 50 and 230 feet, where it forms harems of up to…

Left: A pair of Debelius Angelfish (female below male).  Right: A 120-day-old juvenile Debelius Angelfish (just past metamorphosis).

Debelius Angelfish Breeding

The Debelius Angelfish (also know an Blue Mauritius Angelfish) is and an exceptionally rare and gorgeous fish known only from Mauritius, Aldabra, Reunion and the Seychelles Islands. It inhabits outer reef drops and vertical walls at depths between 50 and…