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Friday, August 24, 2012

Colorful and Uniquely-patterned Aquarium Fishes

These marine creatures exhibit some form of symmetry, either radial symmetry or bilateral symmetry or spherical symmetry. Most of them are heavily-colored yet they are still attractive and beautiful.

Foxface Rabbitfish

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The Foxface Rabbitfish (Siganus vulpinus) is a brightly-colored and popular aquarium fish. It inhabits coral reefs of western Pacific Ocean. This captivating marine creature is remarkable for its bright yellow body combined with white and purple color of its head and front portion. During the night, it changes colors into a mottled dark brown. Its original coloration returns upon waking.

It can attain an average length of 23 cm. Please bear in mind that the dorsal, anal and pectoral fins of this fish have venomous spines. Other informal names of this species are Foxface Lo or simply Foxface.

Twospined Angelfish

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The lovely and colorful Twospined Angelfish (Centropyge bispinosa), which is similar in appearance to the golden angelfish, is endemic to Indian and Pacific Ocean. It inhabits lagoons and coral reefs and can grow up to 8 cm in length. It is not recommended for beginners.

Butterfly Tail Gold Fish

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The Butterfly Tail (Carassius auratus) is an awesome-looking Goldfish species with unique physical appearance and is distinguished by the butterfly-shaped caudal fins from top view. It is also called Butterfly Telescope. Other names include Butterfly Tail Telescope, Butterfly Tail Demekin, Top View Telescope and Butterfly Tail Moor.

Blueslash Butterflyfish

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The Bluelashed Butterflyfish (Chaetodon bennetti) is a colorful fish of Indo-Pacific region. It can achieve a length of up to 20 cm and feeds on coral polyps. This bright yellow colored fish with a black patch has also two curved blue lines above the belly. Its vertical black eye stripe is flanked by two blue lines.

Achilles Tang

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Achilles Tang (Acanthurus achilles), also known as Achilles surgeonfish, is a heavily-colored aquarium fish that can attain a length of 25 cm. it is black in color with remarkable orange and white linings along its fins and tail. It can be found in the Pacific Ocean. This fish is not recommended for beginners. It can be included in a tan with Blennies, Gobies and Butterflyfish.

Magnificent Rabbitfish

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The Magnificent Rabbitfish (Siganus magnificus) is a beautiful fish that inhabits the waters of eastern Indian Ocean. It is slowly becoming a popular fish pet. It can attain a length of 24 cm.

Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish

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The Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish (Forcipiger flavissimus) is a heavily-colored Butterflyfish. This long-snouted fish is similar in appearance to a wiliwili leaf. This pretty fish inhabits the waters of Pacific Ocean. It is called Luwiliwilinukunuku╩╗oi╩╗oi in the Hawaiian language.

Raccoon Butterflyfish

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The Raccoon Butterflyfish (Chaetodon lunula) can be found in the 3 major oceans of the world – Indian, Pacific and Atlantic. It can grow up to 20 cm long and can live up to 5 years in captivity. It is also known as the Crescent-masked Butterflyfish or Lunule Butterflyfish.

Eastern Triangle Butterflyfish

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The Eastern Triangle Butterflyfish (Chaetodon baronessa) of Indo-West Pacific region grows to a maximum length of 16 cm. It is remarkable for its unique pattern of alternating cream and grey-brown to purple chevron-shaped bars. The head has 3 dark bars while the eye has one. It feeds exclusively on the polyps of Acropora corals.

Pholidichthys leucotaenia

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The beautifully patterned and colorful Pholidichthys leucotaenia is a marine fish that can be found in the Pacific Ocean. It can attain a length of 34 cm and slowly becoming a popular aquarium fish.

27 comments:

  1. My daughter has been begging me to get her an aquarium! :). Those are beautiful and colorful fish :). She especially likes the yellow butterfly fish

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  2. Wow another set of colorful creatures. Love that butterfly tailed gold fish

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    1. The butterfly-tailed goldfish is a new breed discovered 1994 in China. Medyo mahal lang mag-purchase nyan.

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  3. Mahilig ka rin talaga sa magagandang nilikha ng Maykapal, Papaleng ano? Obvious na obvious sa mga blogposts mo, hehe! Aylabet!

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  4. Pansin mo rin pala. ha..ha.. Yes I love Nature!

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    1. Pansin na pansin, Papaleng! Thanks for sharing them to us.

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  5. I saw most of it in aquarium I visited.I like it..But # 10 never see in person yet.

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    1. Ako rin, first time kong na-encounter. It looks like a colored eel.

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  6. One thing I love about visiting your site is getting new information! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I should be the one thanking people like you who appreciate my humble works. Cheers Algene.

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  7. Interesting and really colorful fishes. I wish I could see them in real life.

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    1. Thanks again bro. I know one of these days, your wish will be granted. Sabi ni Jeannie.

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  8. from colorful birds to fish! love the post, learning a lot :)

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    1. Thanks Rovie for appreciating yung mga walang kwenta kong posts. ;)

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  9. ang gaganda...nakakain kaya ang mga ito..kawawa namn pag pinirito ko sila or paksiw...ang sama ko no, Papaleng hehe.

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    1. Whah, dalwa na tayong masama..LOL Type kong i-sarsiyado.

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  10. I love your photos, sir. Great picks!

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  11. Wow! It feels like I'm in a real aquarium! Thanks Papaleng! I've never seen fishes like these before especially the Butterfly Tail Goldfish! It's really amazing!
    Your blog is really informative. I love it!

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    1. Masarap silang gawing pirito..LOL Thanks sa pag-appreciate sa blog ko. Actually, warehouse ko lang ito ng mga published online works ko.

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  12. these are indeed very joyful to see and watch, one of the reasons why I love visiting aquariums and also love to go snorkeling. i wish i have all these colorful fishes when I swim :)

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    1. Thanks again betchai, sige post mo lang photos kapag nakita mo ang mga ito while on a swim.

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  13. Interesting post. Now you can use this indian exporters directory to promote aquarium fish supplies import & export business.

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  14. Very useful information. Thank you for sharing it. Thanks 99th

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  15. Very nice information. Thank you for sharing it. Thanks pmd

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