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Koran Angelfish (Pomacanthus semicirculatus)

Koran Angelfish (Pomacanthus semicirculatus)

Koran Angelfish (Pomacanthus semicirculatus) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Semicircled Angelfish, Blue Angelfish, Zebra Angelfish or Halfcircled Angelfish, is found in the Indo West Pacific Ocean around Timor, Bourou, Waigeo, Indonesia, and Port Praslin, New Ireland Island, and Bismarck Archipelago in Papua New Guinea. From the eastern coast of Africa, its range […]

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Chrysurus Angelfish (Pomacanthus chrysurus)

Chrysurus Angelfish (Pomacanthus chrysurus)

Chrysurus Angelfish (Pomacanthus chrysurus) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Ear Spot Angelfish or Goldtail Angelfish are found on coral reefs in the western Indian Ocean, South Africa. Its range extends to the Comoro Islands, Madagascar, and northeast to the Seychelles. Adult Chrysurus Angelfish are found on shallow coral and rocky reefs with lush […]

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Cortez Angelfish (Pomacanthus zonipectus)

Cortez Angelfish (Pomacanthus zonipectus)

Cortez Angelfish (Pomacanthus zonipectus) are widely distributed in the Eastern Pacific from Puerto Peñasco, in the northern Gulf of California of Mexico south to Peru, and Mexico, the Sea of Cortez. As a vagrant from southern California; it has also been recorded in the Galapagos Islands, Cocos Island, and Malpelo Island. Cortez Angelfish are found […]

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Berghia nudibranch (Berghia stephanieae)

Berghia nudibranch (Berghia stephanieae)

The Berghia nudibranch (Berghia stephanieae) is one the more common species of miniature sea slugs found throughout warm and temperate waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Carribbean, and Mediterranean seas. In North America, the Berghia nudibranch is one of the most commonly sold Aeolid nudibranchs in the fish keeping hobby. Huge populations are annually collected from […]

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Passer Angelfish School (Holacanthus passer)

Passer Angelfish (Holacanthus passer)

The Passer Angelfish (Holacanthus passer) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the King Angelfish, are widely distributed throughout the Eastern Pacific and ranges from the Gulf of California to Peru, and as far west as the Galapagos Islands. Passer Angelfish are frequently found hiding between large crevices, overhangs, and caves in rocky tropical reefs […]

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French Angelfish Pair (Pomacanthus paru)

French angelfish (Pomacanthus paru)

The French Angelfish (Pomacanthus paru) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the French Angel or Black Angelfish is found in tropical western Atlantic waters along the coasts of North and South America from New York, through the Carolinas, down to Brazil; and the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean; and the Antilles. It is also […]

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Mexican Turbo Snail (Turbo fluctuosa, Turbo fluctuosus)

The Mexican Turbo Snail (Turbo fluctuosa, Turbo fluctuosus)

The Mexican Turbo Snail (Turbo fluctuosa, Turbo fluctuosus) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Turban snail, Mexican Turbo Grazer, Trochus Snail, Gulf Turban, Eastern Pacific Turban, Wavy Turban, or Top Shell Snail is a ravenous algae eater native to the Gulf of California off the coast of Mexico.  Their range extends from Cedros […]

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Astraea Turbo Snail (Lithopoma tectum, Astraea tecta)

Astrea Turbo Snail (Lithopoma tectum, Astraea tecta)

Astraea Turbo Snail (Lithopoma tectum) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as known as Turbo Snail, Astraea tecta, Top shell, Astraea Star Snail, Astraea Conehead Snail, West Indian Star snail, True Astrea Snail, Cat Eye Snail, Orange Cat Eye Snail, or Trochus shell is a ravenous algae eater found in the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf […]

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Queen Angelfish (Holacanthus ciliaris)

Queen Angelfish (Holacanthus ciliaris)

The Queen Angelfish (Holacanthus ciliaris) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Blue Angelfish, Golden Angelfish, or Yellow Angelfish is found in tropical western Atlantic waters from Florida along the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea down to Brazil, as far east as Bermuda, and the St. Peter and St. Paul Archipelago. Queen […]

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Blue Angelfish (Holacanthus bermudensis)

Blue Angelfish (Holacanthus bermudensis)

The known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Bermuda Blue Angelfish is found in tropical western Atlantic waters along the coasts of North and South America from North Carolina to the Yucatan Peninsula; as well as Bermuda in the Bahamas. Blue Angelfish are a benthic species that can be found near the bottom at […]

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Griffis Angelfish (Apolemichthys griffisi)

Griffis Angelfish (Apolemichthys griffisi)

The Griffis Angelfish (Apolemichthys griffisi) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Griffis’ angelfish is a unique species that was originally discovered in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean in the area of the Gilbert Islands south of the Marshall Islands, and about half way between Papua New Guinea and the Hawaiin Islands. It’s […]

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Bluespotted Angelfish (Chaetodontoplus caeruleopunctatus)

Bluespotted Angelfish (Chaetodontoplus caeruleopunctatus)

Bluespotted Angelfish (Chaetodontoplus caeruleopunctatus) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Blue Spangled Angelfish or Yellowtail Poma Angel is a seldom encountered species endemic to the Phillipine Archipelago. Bluespotted Angelfish are found along the deeper rocky areas of reefs around rich growths of sponges and algae at depths between 40 to 140 feet.  Although […]

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Regal Angelfish (Pygoplites diacanthus)

Regal Angelfish (Pygoplites diacanthus)

The Regal Angelfish (Pygoplites diacanthus) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Royal Angelfish is widely distributed throughout the Indo Pacific and is collected from the Red Sea and Indian Ocean around East Africa and the Maldives, to the Tuamoto Islands, New Caledonia, and in northern Australia, the Great Barrier Reef. It’s northernmost range […]

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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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