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    Stunning Japanese FOWLR with Aberrant Venustus on Video

    Here’s a great great video showing off the fish only with live rock aquarium of Tarafuku, a Japanese aquarist. The tank is well stocked, but the open aquascape and cleanliness does not give the impression of sardine stocking levels. If anything it’s evidence showing of the life and vitality that shoals of Anthias can add […]

    Here’s a great great video showing off the fish only with live rock aquarium of Tarafuku, a Japanese aquarist. The tank is well stocked, but the open aquascape and cleanliness does not give the impression of sardine stocking levels. If anything it’s evidence showing of the life and vitality that shoals of Anthias can add to a tank. Be sure to check out the Paracentropyge venustus variant at the 40 second mark of the first video. We’ve seen similar variants pop up now and then, but never with such aberration.

    And a more recent video

    For more photos and information on Tarafuku’s beautiful tank check out his blog–forewarning, it is in Japanese.

    5 Comments

    1. September 10, 2009 at 10:50 PM | Permalink

      Right at 1:00 there’s some white bodied and yellow topped/tailed fish which I’d guess are anthias. Could someone id those particular fish?

      I tried following the link and while the first page had some awesome pictures, I know 0 Japanese so I can’t really navigate around.

    2. Taka
      September 11, 2009 at 12:57 AM | Permalink

      He has P. huchtii, P. evansi and P. tuka. So it should be one of them.

    3. September 11, 2009 at 2:54 AM | Permalink

      Is this the music people think of when they see the reef?

      I would go crazy if this played through my head every time I saw a fish.

    4. September 11, 2009 at 8:30 AM | Permalink

      @Taka Thanks. Do you mean M. Evansi (Microlabrichthys evansi).

      I believe they are a female M. Evansi, just with very little pink coloring. Not sure if that’s just the video though.

      I just watched it again (2nd video that is) and it does appear to be just a camera artifact that they’re so white. If you watch the one higher up at ~1:00 looks pretty white then turns at about 1:03 and looks pink.

    5. September 11, 2009 at 10:42 AM | Permalink

      @Richie Yes, I meant M. Evansi. (Does the name change? I thought P. Evansi.)
      The reefer listed up all fish names in his fish tank. What he has for anthias are Serranocirrhitus latus, Odontanthias borbonius, P. huchtii, M. evansi and P. tuka. So, it might be because of the video and lighting.

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