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Species Spotlight - Radiant Wrasse (Halichoeres iridis)New Icon (10/19/17)
It might not be apparent at first glance, but the Radiant Wrasse (Halichoeres iridis), with its deep burgundy coat, is a close relative to one of the yellowest fishes in the sea, the Canary Wrasse (H. chrysus).
Species Spotlight - Black-edge Moray (Gymnothorax nigromarginatus)New Icon (10/11/17)
Gymnothorax is the most diverse group of moray eel in the West Atlantic, with a dozen species. However, most of these are rarely seen in aquariums
Species Spotlight - Dream Fish: Orange Spot FilefishNew Icon (10/02/17)
The Seasoned Aquarists Launch Pad to Difficult, Demanding, or Tank Busting Fish
Species Spotlight -Fantastic Tangs and Where To Find Them (09/22/17)
Among aquarists, Zebrasoma is arguably the most popular genus in the surgeonfish family, and for good reason.
Painted Anthias (Pseudanthias pictilis) (09/20/17)
The beautiful little basslets in the genus Pseudanthias are full of color and splendor, but few of the species in this highly diverse group can match the magnificence of the Painted Anthias (P. pictilis).
Flameback Angelfish (Centropyge acanthops) (09/13/17)
There has been a fair bit of research published in recent years on the evolutionary history of angelfishes.
Species Spotlight - Deepwater Anthias (Pseudanthias cf cooperi) (09/06/17)
For all their beauty, diversity and popularity, the colorful little basslets of the genus Pseudanthias have not been particularly well-studied to date.
Species Spotlight - Marquesas Butterflyfish (Chaetodon declivis) (08/30/17)
Roaops is a small genus of mesophotic butterflyfish, which has endeared itself to aquarists thanks to the robust nature of its species and their relatively benign behavior in reef tanks.
Species Spotlight - Lesser Known Aquarium Fishes of the Eastern Pacific (Part Two) (08/24/17)
The reef fishes available to marine aquarists tend to come from just a couple geographic locations. In the West Atlantic, we get a sparse selection of popular species, like the Royal Gramma, the Queen Angelfish and the Yellowhead Jawfish.
Species Spotlight - Lesser Known Aquarium Fishes of the Eastern Pacific (Part One) (08/17/17)
The reef fishes available to marine aquarists tend to come from just a couple geographic locations. In the West Atlantic, we get a sparse selection of popular species, like the Royal Gramma, the Queen Angelfish.