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Species Spotlight - Lesser Known Aquarium Fishes of the Eastern Pacific (Part One)New Icon (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.
Species Spotlight - Hawaiian Damselfish (Dascyllus albisella)New Icon (08/09/17)
Coral reefs have a reputation for colorful fishes, but theres something to be said for a stately fish dressed in black and white. For instance, the Hawaiian Damselfish (Dascyllus albisella).
Species Spotlight - Giant Jewel Damselfish (Microspathodon dorsalis)New Icon (08/02/17)
The Giant Jewel Damselfish comes with a caveat it gets big and mean. As long as youre cool with that, lets continue.
Species Spotlight - Crested Weedfish (Cristiceps australis)New Icon (07/19/17)
The southern coastline of Australia has a highly unique marine fauna that is often quite different from what we find on tropical coral reefs
Thompsons Surgeonfish (Acanthurus thompsoni) (07/14/17)
Close your eyes and picture a surgeonfish any surgeonfish. You are probably imagining it swimming along the bottom, gently rasping away at some bit of algae growing upon the rocks.
Whats In A Name: the Royal Gramma (Gramma loreto) (07/05/17)
Most saltwater aquarists are going to be quite familiar with the Royal Gramma (Gramma loreto). This colorful, affordable, and ubiquitous species is a hugely popular fish for smaller reef aquariums, and rightfully so.
Wounded Wrasse (Halichoeres chierchiae) (06/28/17)
Aquarists dont typically get to see many wrasses form the Eastern Pacific Ocean, but the Wounded Wrasse (Halichoeres chierchiae) is an interesting exception.
Slender-spined Globefish (Diodon nicthemerus) (06/22/17)
The porcupinefishes (AKA globefishes) are some of the most personable fishes on the planet. With their big, bulging eyes and open mouth, they seem to have a permanent smile upon their face.
African Reef Basslet (Liopropoma africanum) (06/16/17)
The colorful and reclusive reef basslets in the genus Liopropoma are a favorite of rare fish collectors.