The Silver Lookdown Fish

The Silver Lookdown Fish

The very thin fish. Not Just Silver The silver lookdown fish, or selene vomer, has many distinguishing characteristics. Though its primary color is silver, the lookdown fish has scales that shimmer blue in the bright waters in which they live. Known for being...
The Nemo Fish

The Nemo Fish

The Clownfish. Is it a true nemo ?  The most recognizable of all reef-dwelling fish is the clownfish with its striking orange colors and three distinct, black outlined white bars along their head, side, and tail. Otherwise known as clown anemonefish, these marine fish...
The Cichlid Fish

The Cichlid Fish

The diverse cichlid fish.  Wild Diversification The cichlid fish, of the Cichlidae family, is one of the most diverse fishes in the world. There have been more than 1,300 species of cichlid that have been scientifically described. However, it’s estimated that, because...
What is an anemone ?

What is an anemone ?

The beautiful Anemone.  Invertebrate Carnivore Anemones, or actiniaria, are often called the flowers of the sea as their round shape and tentacles resemble flowers and their petals. With a variety of colors, these beautiful creatures actually have a very viscous side....
The Hawkfish

The Hawkfish

The Watchful Hawkfish.  A Large Family With around 33 species, the hawkfish family, otherwise known as Cirrhitidae, is quite extensive. Types of hawkfish can vary in colors and patterns as well as sizes. The smallest hawkfish, called the Falco Hawkfish, is a red and...
The Japanese Ranchu Goldfish

The Japanese Ranchu Goldfish

The Sumo-Inspired Japanese Ranchu Goldfish The Sumo Fish In the 1800s, Japanese aquarists bred different types of the Chinese lionhead goldfish, which is known for its hooded, raspberry-like head. Inspired by Japanese sumo wrestlers, these aquarists crossbed different...