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    ‘My favorite ocean animal is a little fish with orange polka-dots and a large yellow head’

    As I browsed LiveAquaria this morning I was surprised to see this rarity still available. Yes, I am talking about that $6,000 three inch fish that only the 1% of the 1%, that are actually fish nerds, could justify splurging on. But so far in Amercia it’s not happening. When I got word from Japan […]

    belonoperca pylei

    As I browsed LiveAquaria this morning I was surprised to see this rarity still available. Yes, I am talking about that $6,000 three inch fish that only the 1% of the 1%, that are actually fish nerds, could justify splurging on. But so far in Amercia it’s not happening.

    When I got word from Japan that Aqua Stage had landed one, I thought it would be pretty damn cool if we saw some in the US of A. In stepped Russo’s Reef and LiveAquaria and they made it happen to initial fanfare. This little one has been available since June on LA and now it seems the hype of this Belonoperca pylei has since calmed down

    It’s not just GBD that adores this little fish. Hear from the man which it is named after, Richard Pyle.

    “My favorite ocean animal is a little fish with orange polka-dots and a large yellow head, which I discovered on my first really deep dive. When I first found it, I didn’t even know what family it belonged to. It later was given a scientific name by some colleagues at the Smithsonian Institution: Belonoperca pylei.”

    What a fish. Is that fact that this incredibly rare animal hasn’t sold a sign of the economy, the summer slow down, or reduced demand for rare fish…? I don’t know, but what a little fish. Coincidentally if I could pair this juxtaposed-doc with any other animal it is also sitting there in LiveAquaria right now. The simplicity of Prognathodes guyanensis would be a great contrast.

     

    “’Have no fear, little fish,’

    Said the Cat in the Hat.

    ‘These things are

    good things.’

    And he gave them a pat.”

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