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Tomini Tang (Ctenochaetus Tominiensis)

Bristletooth Tomini Tang (Ctenochaetus Tominiensis)

The Bristletooth Tomini Tang (Ctenochaetus Tominiensis) known to tropical fish keeping enthuisiasts as the Tomini Surgeonfish and Flame Fin Tang is found in the Western Central Pacific and ranges from Indonesia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, northern Great Barrier Reef, Solomon Islands, Palau, Vanuatu, Fiji, and Tonga. Although Bristletooth Tomini Tangs are commonly found in […]

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Powder Blue Tang (Acanthurus leucosternon) school

Powder Blue Tang (Acanthurus leucosternon)

The Powder Blue Tang (Acanthurus leucosternon) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Powder Blue Surgeonfish is found throughout the shallow clear coastal waters of the Indian Ocean and ranges from eastern Africa to the Andaman Sea, southwest Indonesia, and from Christmas Island, into the western Pacific Ocean to Bali, Indonesia. The Powder Blue […]

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Pair Bicolor Basslet (Lipogramma klayi)

Bicolor Basslet (Lipogramma klayi)

The Bicolor Basslet (Lipogramma klayi) is a deep water species that is found in the Western Central Atlantic and ranges from the Bahamas to the South Caribbean, and Central America to northern coast of South America. The Bicolor Basslet is a shy, reclusive, carnivore that lives in the deep crevices, caves, and rocky ledges along […]

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Yellow-Banded Basslet (Lipogramma Haberi)

Yellow-Banded Basslet (Lipogramma Haberi)

The Yellow-Banded Basslet (Lipogramma Haberi) is recently identified deep water species that is indigenous to the southern coast of Curaçao and probably Bonaire, and St Eustatius in the Caribbean. The Yellow-Banded Basslet has previously been believed to be the juvenile form of the Hourglass Basslet (Lipogramma levinsoni) which would extend its probable range throughout the […]

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Hourglass Basslet (Lipogramma levinsoni)

Hourglass Basslet (Lipogramma levinsoni)

The Hourglass Basslet (Lipogramma levinsoni) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Banded Basslet, is a small deepwater species that is indigenous to Bonaire, Curaçao, and St Eustatius in the Caribbean and ranges throughout the Caribbean and West Atlantic to Dominica, San Salvador, Jamaica, and the Netherlands Antilles. The Hourglass Basslet is a small, […]

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Three Line Basslet (Lipogramma trilineatum)

Threeline Basslet (Lipogramma trilineatum)

  The Threeline Basslet (Lipogramma trilineatum) found in the western Atlantic Ocean from the waters off S.E. Florida, south through the Bahamas, into the Gulf of Mexice and the Caribbean Sea, and along the coasts of Central and South America from Quintana Roo, Mexico to Nicaragua, and the seas off Cartagena, Venezuela at Curacao and […]

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Golden Basslet (Liopropoma abberans)

Golden Basslet (Liopropoma abberans)

The Golden Basslet (Liopropoma abberans) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Eye-Stripe Basslet is found in extremely deep waters from Curacao to North Carolina. Although the Golden Basslet occurs in the Gulf of Mexico to the South Caribbean, it lives at extreme depths making it just barely out of reach of Florida and […]

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Candy Basslet (Liopropoma carmabi)

Candy Basslet (Liopropoma carmabi)

The Candy Basslet (Liopropoma carmabi) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Candy Cane Basslet is found in the western Atlantic and ranges from the Bahamas and Florida Keys in the U.S.A., along the eastern Caribbean all the way down to some of the smaller islands (Curacao, Bonaire, and Ascension) off the northern coast […]

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Purple Tang (Zebrasoma xanthurum)

Purple Tang (Zebrasoma xanthurum)

The Purple Tang (Zebrasoma xanthurum) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Yellowtail Tang, Yellowtail Surgeonfish, or Blue Surgeonfish is native to the Red Sea however, they have also been encountered in the Gulf of Aden, the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Sea, and recently in the Mediterranean Sea near Sardinia. They have been recorded […]

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Naso Tang (Naso Lituratus)

Naso Tang (Naso Lituratus)

The Naso Tang (Naso Lituratus) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Barcheek Unicorn, Clown Surgeonfish, Literate Surgeonfish, Lipstick Tang, Orangespine Unicornfish, and Barcheek Unicornfish is found in the East Indian and Pacific Ocean. Their extensive range in the central and western parts of the Pacific Ocean includes Hawaii, Japan, Tuamotu, and the Marquesas. The […]

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False Gramma (Pictichromis paccagnellae)

False Gramma (Pictichromis paccagnellae)

The False Gramma (Pictichromis paccagnellae) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Gramma Dotty, Bicolor Dottyback, or Royal Dottyback is found in the Western Pacific Ocean from Indonesia (Java and Sulawesi) to Vanuatu; Palau in Micronesia. The False Gramma is a semi aggressive, solitary species that is found singly or in small loosely scattered […]

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Royal Gramma Basslet (Gramma loreto)

Royal Gramma Basslet (Gramma loreto)

The Royal Gramma Basslet (Gramma loreto) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Fairy Basslet, is native to the deep water reefs in the Caribbean and tropical western Atlantic Ocean and ranges from the Antilles, Bahamas, Bermuda, Venezuela, into the surrounding waters of Central America and northern part of South America. The Royal Gramma […]

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White Tail Bristletooth Tang (Ctenochaetus flavicauda)

White Tail Bristletooth Tang (Ctenochaetus flavicauda)

The White Tail Bristletooth Tang (Ctenochaetus flavicauda) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the White Tail Yellow Eye Tang or White Tail Yellow Eye Kole Tang is found in the U.S. Minor Islands in the Western Pacific; to the Austral, Line, Rapa, and Society Islands in the East Central Pacific Ocean. White Tail Bristletooth […]

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Sailfin Tang (Zebrasoma veliferum)

Sailfin Tang (Zebrasoma veliferum)

The Sailfin Tang (Zebrasoma veliferum) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Pacific Sailfin Tang, Sail Fish Tang, Pacific Sailfin Surgeonfish, Purple Sailfinned Tang, Sailfin Surgeon, or Purple Lined Tang can be found in the East Indian Ocean, West Indian Ocean, Australia, Japan, the Red Sea, Indonesia, and the Central West Pacific oceans from […]

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Red Sea Sailfin Tang (Zebrasoma desjardinii)

Red Sea Sailfin Tang (Zebrasoma desjardinii)

The Red Sea Sailfin Tang (Zebrasoma desjardinii) known by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Indian Ocean Sailfin Tang, Desjardin’s Sailfin Tang, and Desjardini Sailfin Tang is widespread throughout the Indian Ocean from the northern Red Sea to KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa, and east to India and Java. Adult Red Sea Sailfin Tangs are normally […]

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Chalk Basslet (Serranus tortugarum)

Chalk Basslet (Serranus tortugarum)

The Chalk Basslet (Serranus tortugarum) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Chalk Bass is found in the Western Atlantic and is widespread in Caribbean reef areas including the Bahamas, Virgin Islands, the Antilles, and Honduras. The Chalk Basslet is a cautious, peaceful species that can be encountered alone, in pairs, and most often […]

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Gem Tang (Zebrasoma gemmatum

Gem Tang (Zebrasoma gemmatum)

Gem Tang (Zebrasoma gemmatum) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Spotted Tang or Mauritian Tang is found in the Western Indian Ocean and ranges from the coast of Mozambique, South Africa and Madagascar to the Islands of Mauritius and Réunion. The Gem Tang is a rare, solitary, and highly prized species that inhabits […]

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Swissguard Basslet (Liopropoma rubre)

Swissguard Basslet (Liopropoma rubre)

The Swissguard Basslet (Liopropoma rubre) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Peppermint Basslet is found in the western Atlantic from Bermuda and the Bahamas, into the Gulf of Mexico where it ranges from the Florida Keys, the Flower Garden Banks, and on the Campeche Bank off Mexico, southwards throughout the Caribbean Sea. The Swissguard […]

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Black Cap Basslet (Gramma melacara)

Black Cap Basslet (Gramma melacara)

Black Cap Basslet (Gramma melacara) is a deep water species found in the tropical western Atlantic Ocean and range from the West Indies to the Bahamas. Black Cap Basslets are a peaceful, solitary species that inhabit the outer vertical reef slopes and drop offs at depths from 35 to 600 feet. Although they are occasionally […]

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Garibaldi Damselfish (Hypsypops rubicundus)

Garibaldi Damselfish (Hypsypops rubicundus)

Garibaldi Damselfish (Hypsypops rubicundus) known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Catalina Goldfish, Garibaldi, and Marine Goldfish are found in the subtropical northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean, and range from the Monterey Bay in California, to southern Baja California and Guadalupe Island (off northern central Baja California) in Mexico. The Garibaldi Damselfish is […]

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