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Species Spotlight - Blue Stripe Clownfish (Amphiprion chrysopterus)New Icon (12/01/16)
There are around thirty species of clownfish out there, and each is interesting in its own special way, but, if we had to choose one which shone above the rest in terms of sheer aesthetic appeal, we might just have to go with Amphiprion chrysopterus.
Species Spotlight - Red-spotted Dottyback (Pholidochromis cerasina)New Icon (11/23/16)
One of the most enigmatic members of the dottyback family is a seldom seen species with a relatively short, stocky body and beautiful bright-red spots. Known variably as the Red-spotted or Cherry Dottyback, Pholidochromis cerasina was first...
Species Spotlight - Blue Hippo Tang (Paracanthurus hepatus)New Icon (11/17/16)
Long before it became famous as Dory in Finding Nemo, Paracanthurus hepatus was a star among aquarists, as it is without a doubt one of the most singularly beautiful and iconic species of coral reef fish.
Species Spotlight - Guam Chromis (Pomachromis guamensis)New Icon (11/09/16)
The island of Guam is part of a long chain of island stretching from Tokyo to Palau and is home to a surprisingly large number of species found nowhere else, including todays spotlight: the Guam Chromis.
Spotted Sharpnose Pufferfish (Canthigaster punctatissima) (11/03/16)
Like a miniature version of a Guineafowl Pufferfish, the colors and pattern of the Spotted Sharpnose Pufferfish is a study in subtle geometric beauty. Adorning its dark-brown body are countless white polka dots, which grow to become more numerous in...
Black-Barred Zebra Tang (Acanthurus polyzona) (10/26/16)
Some fish are seen more than others, reasons could be actual rarity, depth, political turmoil or even pirates among others! When that rare fish shows up, especially at QM, there is always pure excitement and today's arrival, the rare and beautiful...
Sandhopper Blenny (Parapercis schauinslandii) (10/20/16)
The beautiful red and white fish featured in this discussion, Parapercis schaunslandii, has a bit of an identity crisis. Here at Quality Marine we refer to it as the Sandhopper Blenny, which is a fun name that gives some idea of its behavior, but,...
Multicolor Angelfish (Centropyge multicolor) (10/13/16)
One of the more exotic beauties among the dwarf angelfishes is a deep-dwelling species from the Central Pacificthe Multicolor Angelfish.
Species Spotlight - Nahackys Fairy Wrasse (10/06/16)
As one of the rarer fairy wrasses in the aquarium trade, Cirrhilabrus nahackyi is a showpiece in any fish tank and a feather in the cap of any rare fish collector.
Species Spotlight - Suggestions To Start Reef Keeping (09/29/16)
Becoming a marine hobbyist is very exciting, but can be a little nerve-racking at first since there is so much to know and understand. Here are some suggestions for starter livestock to get on the right path to reef keeping.