News / Species Spotlight

Goldenback Triggerfish (Xanthichthys caeruleolineatus)New Icon (07/10/18)
Xanthichthys triggerfishes are the cream of the balistid crop, but few aquarists have had the pleasure of keeping the elusive species in todays spotlight.
Trachyphyllia geoffroyiNew Icon (07/04/18)
Trachyphyllia is beautiful and unique among Indo-Pacific stony corals, and worthy of a bit of discussion. As far as common names go, this genus is often regarded as one of the open brains.
White Cap Clownfish (Amphiprion leucokranos)New Icon (06/26/18)
The coral reefs of New Guinea and the Solomon Islands sit in an interesting part of the Pacific Ocean, as far as clownfishes are concerned.
Lunate Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus lunatus)New Icon (06/18/18)
Fairy wrasses are one of the most diverse groups of wrasses and also among the most colorful.
Lieutenant Tang (Acanthurus tennentii) (06/11/18)
The Lieutenant Tang (Acanthurus tennentii) is named for its distinctive pair of black stripes, which recalls the pair of stars or stripes worn by military officers of that rank.
Ventralis Anthias (Pseudanthias ventralis) (06/04/18)
The Ventralis Anthias is about as beautiful and desirable a fish as youll find for a reef aquarium, but one whose many mysteries have not yet been revealed in full.
Yellow Flanked Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus cyanopleura) (05/30/18)
Among fairy wrasses, Cirrhilabrus cyanopleura is one of the most commonly seen and affordable options. The species occurs across much of the West Pacific, from Japan to Australia and the Solomon Islands.
One Spot Foxface (Siganus unimaculatus) (05/21/18)
The Foxface Rabbitfish is sometimes taken for granted, perhaps overlooked a bit. Its an attractive, hearty, and useful aquarium fish thats just as at home in an SPS reef tank as it is in an aggressive fish-only.
Dracula Shrimpgoby (Stonogobius dracula) (05/08/18)
The origins of this fishs supernatural sobriquet is quite the tale to tell.
Leopard Searobin (Prionotus scitulus) (05/01/18)
Searobins are an intriguing group of fishes which seemingly combine the fanlike pectoral fins of a Flying Gurnard (Dactylopterus) with the bizarre fingerlike fin rays of a Sea Goblin (Inimicus) and the body of a Scorpionfish (Scorpaena).