Fish of the Week: Coral Beauty

Fish of the Week: Coral Beauty

Hello there fish folks! It's been a busy couple of weeks out here. Getting geared up for the koi show in San Jose next weekend. I hope to see all you locals there! Check out our last post for the show flyer. On to the fish! This week, our fish is the Coral Beauty (Centropyge [...]

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Fish of the Week: Tiger Barb

Fish of the Week: Tiger Barb

We're back fish folks! It's been a busy couple of weeks. Everyone's koi ponds are starting to have more activity with the coming warmer weather. Make sure to check out our party photos from last week's post. They're awesome! Onto the fish... Our fish of the week is the Tiger Barb! Tiger barbs (Puntius tetrazona) [...]

Fish of the Week: Goldfish with Eye Tumor

Fish of the Week: Goldfish with Eye Tumor

Hello fish folks! We have a fun case for your Monday today! Business is starting to heat up now that spring is on its way. We have 4 surgeries scheduled for the next two weeks, and this case got us started. This is a 5 year old goldfish that presented with a tumor protruding from [...]

Fish of the Week: Bird Wrasse

The bird wrasse (Gomphosus varius) is a very peculiar looking fish. These saltwater fish use their long snout to catch tiny crustaceans down in holes and crevices for food. Therefore, they should not be kept with shrimps and invertebrates that look like tasty treats and are classified as "not reef safe." They should be kept [...]

Fish of the Week: Yellowhead Jawfish

Fish of the Week: Yellowhead Jawfish

Our fish of the week is the Yellowhead Jawfish (Opistognathus aurifrons)! Otherwise known as pearly jawfish, these fish like to burrow in the sand and rubble to make their homes. They are a relatively peaceful fish, but also rather shy and like to hide in their burrows most of the time. If you would like [...]

Fish of the Week: Longnose Hawkfish

Fish of the Week: Longnose Hawkfish

Two weeks ago we had long horns, now a long nose: our fish of the week is the Longnose Hawkfish! These fish have a distinctive elongated snout that is used to snatch tiny shrimp out of rock crevices in coral reefs. They are a peaceful reef fish and are get along with many other fish [...]

Fish of the Week: Royal Gramma

Fish of the Week: Royal Gramma

Happy February fish folks! Our fish of the week is the Royal Gramma (Gramma loreto). These fish have a very distinctive coloration, with their front half being brilliant purple and their back half yellow. They are planktivores, meaning their diet consists of plankton containing  zooplankton and tiny crustaceans. In the wild, their love of tiny [...]

Fish of the Week: Longhorn Cowfish

Fish of the Week: Longhorn Cowfish

Our fish of the week is the Longhorn Cowfish (Lactoria cornuta)! Another member of the coral reef ecosystem, these boxfish have angular bodies covered in thick, fused scales. This armor-like coating makes it a little hard to move, so cowfish use extra fin effort to propel themselves. They are bottom-feeders, blowing jets of water into [...]

Fish of the Week: Foxface

Fish of the Week: Foxface

The foxface (Siganus vulpinus) is a marine fish that also goes by the name of Foxface Rabbitfish, Common Foxface, and Foxface Lo. In the wild, foxfaces live in coral reefs, usually in pairs guarding one territory. They have a mean defense mechanism in the form of venomous spines along their back dorsal fin. They are [...]

Fish of the Week: Arowana

Fish of the Week: Arowana

Happy new year fish folks! We're kicking off our 2014 Fish of the Week segment with the Arowana. The Arowana (Osteoglossum bicirrhosum) is a native of the Amazon basin. These amazing fish can reach up to 3'-4' long! They can be kept in a home aquarium, but keep in mind that even the most advanced [...]