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Fiji Blue Devil Damselfish (Chrysiptera taupou) Sapphire Damselfish (Pomacentrus pavo) Blue Sapphire Damselfish (Chrysiptera cf. springeri) Jewel Damselfish (Microspathodon Chrysurus) Blue Velvet Damselfish (Paraglyphidodon oxyodon) Blue Damselfish (Chrysiptera cyanea) Ambon Damsel (Pomacentrus amboinensis) Tiger Conch (Conomurex luhanus) Fighting Conch (Strombus pugilis)
 
Fiji Blue Devil Damselfish (Chrysiptera taupou)

Fiji Blue Devil Damselfish (Chrysiptera taupou)

Sapphire Damselfish (Pomacentrus pavo)

Sapphire Damselfish (Pomacentrus pavo)

Blue Sapphire Damselfish (Chrysiptera springeri)

Blue Sapphire Damselfish (Chrysiptera cf. springeri)

Jewel Damselfish (Microspathodon Chrysurus)

Jewel Damselfish (Microspathodon Chrysurus)

Pair Blue Velvet Damselfish (Paraglyphidodon oxyodon)

Blue Velvet Damselfish (Paraglyphidodon oxyodon)

Female Blue Damselfish (Chrysiptera cyanea)

Blue Damselfish (Chrysiptera cyanea)

Ambon Damsel (Pomacentrus amboinensis)

Ambon Damsel (Pomacentrus amboinensis)

iger Conch (Conomurex luhanus)

Tiger Conch (Conomurex luhanus)

Fighting Conch (Strombus pugilis)

Fighting Conch (Strombus pugilis)

Fiji Blue Devil Damselfish (Chrysiptera taupou)

Fiji Blue Devil Damselfish (Chrysiptera taupou)

16 January 2023

Fiji Blue Devil Damselfish (Chrysiptera taupou) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Southseas Devil, South Seas Devil Damselfish, South Seas Devil, Tonga Blue Devil Damsel, Fiji Blue Devil, Fiji Devil, South Sea Demoiselle, or Village Belle, is found in the Western Pacific, from the Coral Sea to the Great Barrier Reef, New Caledonia, […]

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Sapphire Damselfish (Pomacentrus pavo)

Sapphire Damselfish (Pomacentrus pavo)

13 January 2023

The Sapphire Damselfish (Pomacentrus pavo) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Jade Damselfish, Peacock Damselfish, Pavo Damsel, or Blue Damselfish is found across the Indian ocean and is common along the coast of East African to the Tuamoto Islands, north to Taiwan, south to Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands, and the Coral Sea. […]

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Blue Sapphire Damselfish (Chrysiptera springeri)

Blue Sapphire Damselfish (Chrysiptera cf. springeri)

12 January 2023

The Blue Sapphire Damselfish (Chrysiptera springeri) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Springeri Damsel, Springer’s Damselfish, Springers Demoiselle, or Royal Blue Damselfish is found in the Western Pacific Ocean, where it occurs in the tropical waters of Indonesia (Moluccas, Flores, Halmahera), the Philippines, and the Solomon Islands. Blue Sapphire Damselfish are frequently found […]

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Jewel Damselfish (Microspathodon Chrysurus)

Jewel Damselfish (Microspathodon Chrysurus)

11 January 2023

Jewel Damselfish (Microspathodon Chrysurus) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Marine Jewelfish, Jewelfish, Caribbean Jewel Damsel, Bluespot Damsel, or Yellowtail Damselfish are found in tropical Western Atlantic waters and ranges from Florida, throughout the Caribbean to the Bahamas, south to the coast of Panama. A similar species, Plectroglyphidodon lacrymatus, found in the Indo […]

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Pair Blue Velvet Damselfish (Paraglyphidodon oxyodon)

Blue Velvet Damselfish (Paraglyphidodon oxyodon)

09 January 2023

  The Blue Velvet Damselfish (Paraglyphidodon oxyodon) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Japanese Damselfish, Javanese Devil Damsel, Blue Streak Devil, Blue Streak Damselfish, Java Damselfish, and Bluebanded Damselfish are found in the Western Pacific Ocean from Indonesia to the Philippines, Ashmore Reef in the Timor Sea, and Fiji. Blue Velvet Damselfish are mostly […]

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Female Blue Damselfish (Chrysiptera cyanea)

Blue Damselfish (Chrysiptera cyanea)

08 January 2023

The Blue Damselfish (Chrysiptera cyanea) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Blue Devil Damselfish, Orangetail Damselfish, Orangetail Blue Damselfish, Red tail Australian Damsel, Blue Demoiselle, Sky Blue Damsel, Sapphire Devil, Devilfish, Hedleys Damselfish, Cornflower Serteant Major, and Blue Devil. Blue Damselfish are common throughout Indo West Pacific waters along the eastern edge of […]

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Ambon Damsel (Pomacentrus amboinensis)

Ambon Damsel (Pomacentrus amboinensis)

05 January 2023

Ambon Damsel (Pomacentrus amboinensis) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Amboina Damselfish, Amboina Demoiselle, and Pallid Damselfish are found throughout tropical marine waters of the Indo Pacific from northwestern Australia, down to the North Central coast of New South Wales. Pomacentrus amboinensis have been recently recorded in Tonga in addition to their range from […]

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iger Conch (Conomurex luhanus)

Tiger Conch (Conomurex luhanus)

01 January 2023

The Tiger Conch (Conomurex luhanus) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Strawberry Conch or Sand Tiger Conch is found throughout tropical Indo Pacific waters; like the Great Barrier Reef and southern reefs of Papua New Guinea. The Tiger Conch is in the Strombidae family and is a true conch that is often found […]

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Fighting Conch (Strombus pugilis)

Fighting Conch (Strombus pugilis)

31 December 2022

Fighting Conch (Strombus pugilis) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the West Indian Fighting Conch is found in southeastern Florida, Bermuda, the Caribbean Sea, and south as far as Brazil. Although the Fighting Conch sea snail is found on sandy, clay, and muddy bottoms, in areas within the tidal range at depths between 2 […]

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Debelius angelfish (Centropyge debelius)

Debelius angelfish (Centropyge debelius)

26 December 2022

The Debelius angelfish (Centropyge debelius) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Blue Mauritius angelfish are an exceptionally rare pygmy species found only in the Western Indian Ocean; specifically the Mauritius, Reunion Island, and farther north, Aldabra in the Seychelles Islands. The Debelius angelfish (Centropyge debelius) is an elusive deep water species found darting among […]

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Adult West African Angelfish (Holacanthus africanus)

West African Angelfish (Holacanthus africanus)

25 December 2022

The West African Angelfish (Holacanthus africanus) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the African Angelfish or Guinean Angelfish is found in the warmer sections of the eastern Atlantic Ocean off the coast of West Africa.   Its range extends to the Cape Verde and  São Tomé islands, from Senegal to the Congo estuary, and in […]

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Old Woman Angelfish (Pomacanthus rhomboides)

Old Woman Angelfish (Pomacanthus rhomboides)

25 December 2022

The Old Woman Angelfish (Pomacanthus rhomboides) is found in the Western Indian Ocean from Delagoa Bay in Mozambique, southwards along the coast of South Africa as far as Knysna in the Western Cape. Although their main distribution is the shallow reefs off Durban and Umkomaas in South Africa and Madagascar; individuals have also been found […]

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Tiger Angelfish (Apolemichthys kingi)

Tiger Angelfish (Apolemichthys kingi)

24 December 2022

Tiger Angelfish (Apolemichthys kingi) also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the King Angelfish is an exceptionally rare species endemic to the east coast (Indian Ocean) of South Africa (Natal) and Mozambique. Tiger Angelfish are primarily found in the Western Indian Ocean off of South Africa between Kosi Ban and Aliwal Shoal, Mozambique. Because […]

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Koran Angelfish (Pomacanthus semicirculatus)

Koran Angelfish (Pomacanthus semicirculatus)

24 December 2022

Koran Angelfish (Pomacanthus semicirculatus) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Semicircled Angelfish, Blue Angelfish, Zebra Angelfish or Halfcircled Angelfish, is found in the Indo West Pacific Ocean around Timor, Bourou, Waigeo, Indonesia, and Port Praslin, New Ireland Island, and Bismarck Archipelago in Papua New Guinea. From the eastern coast of Africa, its range […]

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Chrysurus Angelfish (Pomacanthus chrysurus)

Chrysurus Angelfish (Pomacanthus chrysurus)

22 December 2022

Chrysurus Angelfish (Pomacanthus chrysurus) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Ear Spot Angelfish or Goldtail Angelfish are found on coral reefs in the western Indian Ocean, South Africa. Its range extends to the Comoro Islands, Madagascar, and northeast to the Seychelles. Adult Chrysurus Angelfish are found on shallow coral and rocky reefs with lush […]

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Cortez Angelfish (Pomacanthus zonipectus)

Cortez Angelfish (Pomacanthus zonipectus)

21 December 2022

Cortez Angelfish (Pomacanthus zonipectus) are widely distributed in the Eastern Pacific from Puerto Peñasco, in the northern Gulf of California of Mexico south to Peru, and Mexico, the Sea of Cortez. As a vagrant from southern California; it has also been recorded in the Galapagos Islands, Cocos Island, and Malpelo Island. Cortez Angelfish are found […]

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Berghia nudibranch (Berghia stephanieae)

Berghia nudibranch (Berghia stephanieae)

21 December 2022

The Berghia nudibranch (Berghia stephanieae) is one the more common species of miniature sea slugs found throughout warm and temperate waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Carribbean, and Mediterranean seas. In North America, the Berghia nudibranch is one of the most commonly sold Aeolid nudibranchs in the fish keeping hobby. Huge populations are annually collected from […]

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Passer Angelfish School (Holacanthus passer)

Passer Angelfish (Holacanthus passer)

20 December 2022

The Passer Angelfish (Holacanthus passer) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the King Angelfish, are widely distributed throughout the Eastern Pacific and ranges from the Gulf of California to Peru, and as far west as the Galapagos Islands. Passer Angelfish are frequently found hiding between large crevices, overhangs, and caves in rocky tropical reefs […]

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French Angelfish Pair (Pomacanthus paru)

French angelfish (Pomacanthus paru)

19 December 2022

The French Angelfish (Pomacanthus paru) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the French Angel or Black Angelfish is found in tropical western Atlantic waters along the coasts of North and South America from New York, through the Carolinas, down to Brazil; and the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean; and the Antilles. It is also […]

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Mexican Turbo Snail (Turbo fluctuosa, Turbo fluctuosus)

The Mexican Turbo Snail (Turbo fluctuosa, Turbo fluctuosus)

18 December 2022

The Mexican Turbo Snail (Turbo fluctuosa, Turbo fluctuosus) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Turban snail, Mexican Turbo Grazer, Trochus Snail, Gulf Turban, Eastern Pacific Turban, Wavy Turban, or Top Shell Snail is a ravenous algae eater native to the Gulf of California off the coast of Mexico.  Their range extends from Cedros […]

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