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Species Spotlight - Orange Back Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus aurantidorsalis)New Icon (11/15/17)
There are quite a few examples of fairy wrasses which have especially limited distributions in the wild.
Species Spotlight - Similar Damselfish (Pomacentrus similis)New Icon (11/08/17)
With its blue body and yellow caudal fin, it would be easy to mistake the Similar Damselfish for the ubiquitous Yellowtail Damselfish (Chrysiptera parasema).
Species Spotlight - Laboutes Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus laboutei)New Icon (11/01/17)
The Laboutes Fairy Wrasse stands apart from its entire genus for a variety of reasons.
Species Spotlight - Pelicier's Wrasse (Halichoeres pelicieri)New Icon (10/25/17)
From the remote island of Mauritius comes an exceptionally elusive wrasse which few have had the good fortune to keep in an aquarium, Halichoeres pelicieri.
Species Spotlight - Radiant Wrasse (Halichoeres iridis) (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) (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 Filefish (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.