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    Gifts from Blue Harbor Aquarium Factory in Japan – 2009 Calendar

    Angelfish afficionado John Coppolino recently made his way back home from his trip to Japan, but before leaving Koji Wada, owner of Blue Harbor Aquarium, passed along a little gift for myself–Blue Harbor’s 2009 Calendar and a copy of the Winter 2008 Issue of Marine Aquarist magazine. In Japan, Blue Harbor’s calendar is popular for the […]

    Angelfish afficionado John Coppolino recently made his way back home from his trip to Japan, but before leaving Koji Wada, owner of Blue Harbor Aquarium, passed along a little gift for myself–Blue Harbor’s 2009 Calendar and a copy of the Winter 2008 Issue of Marine Aquarist magazine.

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    In Japan, Blue Harbor’s calendar is popular for the high quality photos of some of the most sought after fish. This year’s lives up to this reputation with a collection of stunning images.

    • January – Plectranthias garrupellus
    • February – Centropyge potteri var. (Solid blue morph)
    • March – Lipogramma klayi
    • April – Tosanoides flavofasciatus
    • May – Bodianus sanguineus
    • June – Prognathodes sp.
    • July – Centropyge bisponsa x Centropyge multicolor hybrid
    • August – Centropyge debelius
    • September – Holacanthus limbaughi
    • October – Centropyge hotumatua
    • November – Belonoperca pylei
    • December – Apolemichthys kingi

    It is quite the collection! One photo that stood out (truly they all did…) was the male Tosanoides flavofasciatus. As GBD recently reported this species was first collected last year, with a few other Tosanoides making their way into the trade a few weeks back. For more info check out our previous article: Tosanoides, an Industry First?

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    In addition to the calendar, the Winter 2008 Marine Aquarist is special because it includes coverage from MACNA XIX in Pittsburgh. On the first page of this article there are numerous photos of industry heavy weights, like Daniel Knop and Charles DelbeekIncluded in this photo set, is John Coppolino (Copps)  as he browses Kiyoshi Endoh’s Angelfishes of the World. This magazine issue also has a large section on Butterflyfish which I will elaborate more on in the future. 

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    There are probably very few people in the world that would get excited over a fish calendar, like I am right now… but I hope that at least a few of you are reading this so I can tell myself, friends and family that this is completely normal for someone in the hobby!

    A big thanks to Mr. Koji Wada for sending this with John, and thank you to the angelfish nut himself for lugging this stuff back from Japan and sending it over.

    3 Comments

    1. Nicholas Sadaka
      February 25, 2009 at 9:13 AM | Permalink

      Eric, I COMPLETELY understand. I am like a kid on Christmas morning when I get my issue of Coral magazine and/or each time Anthony Calfo comes out with his magazine. I also have an aquatics calendar that Drs Foster and Smith sent out to me that I really like, but isn’t quite as good as your exotic calendar! I wish some of the foreign publications would become a little more available to the US marketplace. I’ve found a couple great marine/reef magazines that are published/sold in England that to buy from over there and have shipped here are an exorbinant amount of money, but they look similar in style to Coral or Calfo’s C Journal Mag, which to someone like me is gold. So Eric, either you’re not as weird as you think, or a lot of us here are equally weird, but something tells me the truth is probably closer to the latter:)

    2. February 25, 2009 at 11:02 AM | Permalink

      Dr. Seuss fish FTW!

    3. dmorel
      February 27, 2009 at 8:48 PM | Permalink

      HA! I just posted a picture of my 2009 calendar and copy of Marine Aquarist from Blue Harbor with much pride. You are not alone.

      And speaking of Dr. Seuss, his birthday is Monday (we’re having a party this weekend in celebration…. seriously)

      -dm

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