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Painted Anthias (Pseudanthias pictilis)New Icon (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)New Icon (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)New Icon (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)New Icon (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)New Icon (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.
Species Spotlight - Hawaiian Damselfish (Dascyllus albisella) (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) (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) (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