The Puffer Fish

The Puffer Fish

The Puffer Fish.  Deadly Delicacy Puffer fish, or Tetraodontidae, are most known for their ability to “puff” up into an inedible ball to defend against predators. They do this by inflating their stomachs with water, for the most part, and sometimes air. Not only do...
The Arowana Fish

The Arowana Fish

The Arowana Fish. The Dragon Fish Scientifically known as Scleropages formosus, the arowana fish is characterized by their elongated bodies which are covered in large scales. With an exaggerated, upturned mouth and an aggressive hunting style, these fish are more...
The Banner Fish

The Banner Fish

The gentle banner fish.  A Poor Man’s Moorish Idol The longfin banner fish, otherwise known as the black and white heniochus (Heniochus acuminatus) is characterized by their flat, black and white striped body, yellow dorsal fin, and a long, white banner fin that...
The Foxface Fish

The Foxface Fish

The venomous Foxface Rabbitfish. Neither Fox Nor Rabbit The Foxface Rabbitfish, or Siganus vulpinus, is a reef species of fish with a very distinctive look beyond their flat, yellow bodies. Large, dark eyes, a mouth that looks similar to that of a rabbit’s, and a...
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...