May 2012

Here are photos of some of our current fish. I appologize for the poor focus and glare on some of the pictures. There are MANY more fish in store, these are just a few highlighted.

Above: Magnificent Anenome     Below: Lyretail Anthias (Pink-male, Organge- female).

Below: Niger Trigger, Powder Brown Tang

Below: Banana Wrasse

May 23, 2012

Orange Spot Filefish

While once believed to be a very difficult fish to maintain in an aquarium because of a finicky eating habit, we carry preconditioned fish who already eat frozen foods. They are cautiously reef safe, and may nip at Corals. However, if kept well fed they can be a great addition to your reef.

Yellow Watchman Goby & Tiger Pistol Shrimp

We have several pistol shrimp/goby pairs right now, which is a fascinating symbiotic relationship that you can keep in your own aquarium. Almost all pistol shrimp are blind and intuitively rely on the goby for their sight. The shrimp will always keep an antenna touching the goby, while the goby protects and warns the shrimp with the flash of its tail when larger fish approach. They are great at sifting and stirring up sand (but beware that your rockbed is steady because they’re constantly foraging in the ground layer of your tank). The two live in harmony, digging and hollowing their own home together throughout the sand-bed.

Green Mandarin

A peaceful addition to your aquarium with some of the most unique coloring seen in tropical fish. Can be difficult to get them eating frozen foods so it’s important to keep in a very established system. Their main food source if Copepods, which thrive naturally in a well maintained aquarium. Baware, without a refugium the copepods currently in your system might rapidly deplete after adding a Mandarin Goby.

Black Clowns

There’s a large selection of healthy, aquacultured Black Oscellaris Clowns currently in store. They come from a strong lineage of True Black Clowns, and many of them are already completely black.

True Percula Clown

We’ve got healthy True Perculas with great color definition.

Clown Tang

A beautiful medium-large sized Tang whose diet consists of mostly greens. Clowns enjoy grazing on algae attached to the live rock. Can be aggressive, take caution with other Tang (Surgeon) fish. Needs a large sized aquarium.

Desjardini Sailfin Tang

One of the best algae grazers. Safe with corals. More vibrant than their close cousin the Sailfin Tang.

Copperband Butterflyfish

A gorgeous fish great for killing the common nuisance hitchhiker aiptasia. Cautiously reef safe, may nip at coral polyps.

Humuhumu Rectangle Triggerfish

This Rectangle trigger has different color variations from its hawaiian relative the Piicasso trigger. Humuhumu triggerfish are known to be vocal, as Humuhumu is hawaiian for “fish that grunts like a pig.”

Hawaiian Black Triggerfish (aka Indian Triggerfish)

An exquisitely beautiful and rare fish with a dark black body that glimmers with shades of blue and green. We’re happy to have this fish as it can be very hard to find.

 Ultra Australian Maxima Clams

We’ve been getting in some large and colorful clams, and there’s some on display in our store tank. If you’re interested please let me know, they become more expensive for the larger sized clams, but make a dramatic and stunning centerpiece for your aquarium.

Stars & Stripes Pufferfish

A very characterable fish with a lot of personality. Puffers quickly learn to recognize their ownera and aren’t shy to ’beg’ for food. Pufferfish can blow up its body 2-3 times its regualr size when stressed or for portection. They’re even known to spit/blow water

They will eat smaller fish and are not good with delicate or slow moving species. Somewhat aggressive– do not keep more than one pufferfish. Needs larger tank, 100+gallons.

Passer Angel, Blue Hippo Tang, Paddlefin Wrasse (from left to right below)

Dwarf Fuzzy Lionfish

Red Striped Soldier Fish

A large, peaceful, bright colored fish that is tough enough to be kept with larger aggressive fish.

 Blue Angelfish

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