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Maculosus Angelfish (Pomacanthus maculosus)

Maculosus Angelfish (Pomacanthus maculosus)

Maculosus Angelfish (Pomacanthus maculosus) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Halfmoon Angelfish, Yellowband Angelfish, Yellowbar Angelfish, Yellow Blotch Angelfish, Map Angelfish, Blue Moon Angelfish, and Yellow Marked Angelfish are found throughout the Persian Gulf, the northwestern Indian Ocean, Gulf of Oman, and Red Sea. Maculosus Angelfish have been more recently observed in south Florida […]

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Orinoco Angelfish (Pterophyllum altum)

Orinoco Angelfish (Pterophyllum altum)

The Orinoco Angelfish (Pterophyllum altum) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Altum Angelfish, Deep Angelfish, Orinoco altum or Altum Angel is found in the Orinoco River basin and the upper Rio Negro watershed in Southern Venezuela, Southeastern Columbia, and the Northen part of Brazil. Most Orinoco Angelfish are found in the well oxygenated, extremely […]

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Asfur Angelfish (Pomacanthus asfur)

Asfur Angelfish (Pomacanthus asfur)

Asfur Angelfish (Pomacanthus asfur) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Arabian or Crescent Angelfish are found in the western Indian Ocean in the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, and the coast of eastern Africa. Asfur Angelfish are a shy, solitary species that are found among heavy growths of hard and soft corals in sheltered […]

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African Flameback Angelfish (Centropyge acanthops)

African Flameback Angelfish (Centropyge acanthops)

The African Flameback Angelfish (Centropyge acanthops) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Orangeback Pygmy Angelfish, African Pygmy Angelfish, or Fireball Pygmy Angelfish occurs from East and South Africa and the Arabian Gulf in the Western Indian Ocean. African Flameback Angelfish are a shy dwarf species that are found at depths between 35 and […]

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Brazalian Flameback Angelfish (Centropyge aurantonotus)

Brazalian Flameback Angelfish (Centropyge aurantonotus)

The Brazalian Flameback Angelfish (Centropyge aurantonotus) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Flameback Angelfish, Flameback Pygmy Angelfish, Caribbean Flameback Angelfish, or Fireball Angelfish occurs from the lesser Antilles and Curacao in the Netherlands Antilles, and the northern coast of South America from Venezuela to southern Brazil. Brazalian Flameback Angelfish are a shy dwarf […]

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Kyoga Flameback (Xystichromis “Kyoga Flameback”) pair

Kyoga Flameback (Xystichromis “Kyoga Flameback”)

The Kyoga Flameback (Xystichromis “Kyoga Flameback”) is an endangered species found in Lake Nawampassa, a lake north of Lake Victoria that is part of the Kyoga Basin/ Victorian Nile drainage system. Unfortunately, due to pollution and the introduction of the Nile Perch in it’s waters, the Kyoga Flameback like many other Lake Victoria species is […]

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Annularis Angelfish (Pomacanthus annularis)

Annularis Angelfish (Pomacanthus annularis)

Annularis Angelfish (Pomacanthus annularis) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Blue Ring Angelfish or Blue King Angelfish is found throughout the Indo West Pacific which includes East Africa (north of Natal), Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Indonesia east to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, and north to southern Japan. Annularis Angelfish are found on […]

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Bicolor Angelfish (Centropyge bicolor)

Bicolor Angelfish (Centropyge bicolor)

The Bicolor Angelfish (Centropyge bicolor) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Oriole Angelfish, Blue and Gold Angel, Pacific Rock Beauty, Two Colored Angel, and the Dwarf Oriole Angel is a dwarf Indo Pacific species found in New Caledonia, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Micronesia, and surrounding area reefs. Bicolor Angelfish (Centropyge bicolor) are one […]

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Coral Beauty Angelfish (Centropyge bispinosa)

Coral Beauty Angelfish (Centropyge bispinosa)

The Coral Beauty Angelfish (Centropyge bispinosa) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Two Spined Angelfish, Bluefin Angelfish, or Dusky Angelfish is found in the Indo-Pacific and is abundantly common on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Coral Beauty Angelfish are usually found on the outer reef slopes to depths of around 165 feet […]

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Goldflake Angelfish (Apolemichthys xanthopunctatus)

Goldflake Angelfish (Apolemichthys xanthopunctatus)

The Goldflake Angelfish (Apolemichthys xanthopunctatus) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Golden Spotted Angelfish or Gold-spangled Angelfish is found along the Caroline Islands, and farther east to the Gilbert, Phoenix, Cook, and Line Islands in the Central Pacific. Goldflake Angelfish are found along boat channels, in lagoons, and along the seaward slopes at […]

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Caramel Nudibranch (Glossodoris rufomarginata)11

Caramel Nudibranch (Glossodoris rufomarginata)

Caramel Nudibranch (Glossodoris rufomarginata) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the White Margin Sea Slug is found in tropical Indo Pacific waters from localities as far apart as Tanzania in Africa and Mayotte in the Indian Ocean. From Sri Lanka to Polynesia, the Caramel Nudibranch is considered to be a relatively common species. They […]

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Glossodoris sibogae pair

Glossodoris sibogae

Glossodoris sibogae is a less common species of sea slug found in the tropical Pacific Ocean that is known in Indonesia, Fiji, and more commonly in French Polynesia. Similar in shape and coloration to Glossodoris atromarginata, there is no sure way to differentiate the two species without dissection of the animals to examine their teeth.  […]

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Glossodoris atromarginata

Glossodoris atromarginata

Glossodoris atromarginata  known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Dark Margin Glossodoris is found in Australia, Thailand, Japan, and most of the other tropical and subtropical Pacific and Indian Oceans throughout the world. Synonymous with Doriprismatica atromarginata, Glossodoris atromarginata is a peaceful species that spends all of its waking hours searching out and feeding […]

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Blue Velvet Nudibranch (Casella atromarginata)

Blue Velvet Nudibranch (Casella atromarginata)

The Blue Velvet Nudibranch (Casella atromarginata) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Blue Velvet Sea Slug or Head Sheild Sea Slug is found in the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans. The Blue Velvet Nudibranch is a peaceful, mostly nocturnal species that spends all of its waking hours searching out and feeding on flatworms.  […]

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Fisher’s Angelfish (Centropyge fisheri)

Fisher’s Angelfish (Centropyge fisheri)

The Fisher’s Angelfish (Centropyge fisheri) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Orange Angelfish, Fisher’s Dwarf Angelfish, and Fisher’s Pygmy Angelfish is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands and Johnston Atoll in the Central Pacific Ocean. Fisher’s Angelfish are collected around coral rubble on seaward slopes at depths between 30 and over 250 feet where […]

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Scribbled Angelfish (Chaetodontoplus duboulayi)

Scribbled Angelfish (Chaetodontoplus duboulayi)

Scribbled Angelfish (Chaetodontoplus duboulayi) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Duboulayi Angelfish, are found in the Indo-West Pacific from Western Australia, Queensland, the Northern Territory, southward to Lord Howe Island, southern New Guinea, and in the Aru Islands of Indonesia. Scribbled Angelfish are a semi aggressive species that are found at depths between 3 […]

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False Personifer (Chaetodontoplus meredithi)

False Personifer Angelfish (Chaetodontoplus meredithi)

The False Personifer Angelfish (Chaetodontoplus meredithi) known as Meredithi’s Angelfish, Queensland Yellowtail Angelfish, Yellow-finned Angelfish, or Bluemask Angelfish to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts is found in the western Indian and Pacific Oceans and ranges from Queensland Australia to New South Wales, and the Lord Howe Islands. False Personifer angelfish live on the coastal and inner […]

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Emperor Angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator)

Emperor Angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator)

The Emperor Angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Imperial Angelfish or Imperator Angelfish is found in the Indo and Central Pacific Oceans from the coasts of East African and the Red Sea to the Tuamotu, Line Island chain and infrequently around the Hawaiian Islands southward to New Caledonia, and north to […]

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Boesman's Tetra (Hemigrammus boesemani)

Boesman’s Tetra (Hemigrammus boesemani)

Boesman’s Tetra (Hemigrammus boesemani) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Suriname Green Line Scissors Lamp is an extremely rare species found in Suriname, French Guiana, and Peru however, because of misidentification it may exist in several other countries. Boesman’s Tetra are a peaceful shoaling species that are found in the still, sluggish moving, […]

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Majestic Angelfish (Pomacanthus Navarchus)

Majestic Angelfish (Pomacanthus Navarchus)

The Majestic Angelfish (Pomacanthus Navarchus) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Blue Girdled Angelfish is common along the coral reefs throughout the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific. The Majetic Angelfish‘s range extends from Indonesia and the Philippines to northern and eastern Australia and Micronesia . Although juvenile Majestic Angelfish are often found in […]

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