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What, pray tell, is a Pholidichthys (and what doth it eat)?New Icon (01/17/18)
All fishes are full of mystery, but some more than others and perhaps none so much as Pholidichthys, which aquarists will know as either the Engineer Goby or the Convict Blenny.
They Came From The Deep: Mesophotic Aquarium FishesNew Icon (01/10/18)
The fishes available to marine aquarists can come from a variety of ecosystems.
Species Spotlight - Geminate Species Across The Indo-PacificNew Icon (01/03/18)
The geographic distribution of a coral reef fish can tell us a lot about its evolutionary history and even hint at its larval development.
Species Spotlight - Magma Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus shutmani)New Icon (12/26/17)
One of the most sensational new species to enter the aquarium trade in recent years has been the brightly colored Magma Fairy Wrasse.
Species Spotlight - Orange Skunk Clownfish (Amphiprion sandaracinos) (12/20/17)
The skunk clownfishes are one of the trickier Amphiprion subgroups to identify.
Species Spotlight - Banded Humeralis Butterflyfish (Chaetodon humeralis) (12/13/17)
Chaetodon humeralis is a fish that goes by many names.
Species Spotlight - Dream Fish: Blue Spotted Jawfish (12/06/17)
The Seasoned Aquarists Launch Pad to Difficult, Demanding, or Tank Busting Fish
Royal Dinar Dottyback (Pictichromis dinar) (11/29/17)
In October of 2009, legendary ichthyologist Jack Randall coauthored a paper describing a colorful new dottyback that had been found in aquarium collections from Sulawesi.
Species Spotlight - Blue Star Damselfish (Pomacentrus alleni) (11/22/17)
The vibrant Pomacentrus alleni is a perfect example of a quite harmless Damselfish.
Species Spotlight - Orange Back Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus aurantidorsalis) (11/15/17)
There are quite a few examples of fairy wrasses which have especially limited distributions in the wild.