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    Monthly Archives for February 2011

    It was a very good month. Dig in. Every entry is a classic.

    Roa jayakari Trawled Up From The Depths of The Andaman Sea

    Awhile ago, the story of two extremely rare deep water butterflies was first shared here. The capture of not one, but two very rare Roa excelsa butterflyfishes made big news worldwide. Roa excelsa is a member of the genus Roa, which includes two other species. R. modestus and R. jayakari. Of the three, R. modestus […]

    Third Documented Fisheri x Potteri Hybrid Collected in Oahu

    Just over 10 days ago, the third documented Centropyge fisheri x Centropyge potteri hybrid was collected by Alika Garcia, a diver on Oahu, Hawaii, at apprximately 75′ on the south side of Oahu. This stunning hybrid was promptly sent to wholesaler Tropical Fish Emporium where it has been made available to the retail world. The […]

    Gorgeous Percula Raises the Standard for Wild Caught Clowns

    With the recent influx of designer clowns from big companies like ORA and local breeders from around the world, who would have thought that Mother Nature was also busy producing some of her own! Here’s a beautiful wild caught Amphiprion percula that certainly makes for a good conversation piece. A “tear drop” just beneath the […]