Category Archives: Fishes

Symbionts anemones in reef aquarium – Part 2

Feeding I often get asked what is the food of anemones. Do I have to feed my anemone? Like in hard corals, anemone tentacles too contain zooxantelle, which alongside the byproducts of their photosynthesis cover the most part of carbon requirements. Because of their symbiont algae these sea anemones are limited in nature to areas […]

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Pseudochromis fridmani (Purple dotty back)

Diffusion Pseudochromis fridmani, magnificently colored in purple, mainly lives in the northern area of the Red Sea constituting in that zone the most numerous representative of its kind. In the Indo-Pacific there is a very similar fish of the same kind but with a stockier aspect: its name is Pseudochromis porphyreus. However, this animal is […]

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Calloplesiops altivelis (Comet)

Distribution Calloplesiops altivelis is widespread in all the tropical Indo-Pacific and is often available on the market. Description Calloplesiops altivelis presents a body with a rather extended and quite thin back. Its very extended fins make it optically bigger and its dark surface is saturated with little white spots. The dorsal fin in the ending […]

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Pterapogon Kauderni – The Banggai Cardinalfish

Diffusion The Banggai Cardinalfish (or of the Moluccas), Pterapogon Kauderni, comes from the territory between Sulawesi and Moluccas. Its diffusion is localized near the island of Banggai, therefore within the English language it is associated with the popular name “Banggai Cardinal”. Back in 1920, the fish was captured by Dr. Kaudern in Indonesia, and 13 years […]

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Feeding of particular fishes (Anthiinae)

Many aquarists stop their languid eye in front of an aquarium on sale containing these wonderful fishes. Such school fish is not part of the most loved ones for a barrier aquarium, but it is considered particularly difficult in the feeding. The reason lies in the tiny stomach of this plankton hunter, which makes a […]

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