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    Cardinalfish Exhibit Remarkable Spatial Memory

    In a recent study published in Animal Cognition, scientists from Kyoto University have documented remarkable spatial memory (remembering their surroundings and environment) in the migratory marine cardinalfish¬†Apogon notatus. During each breeding season female¬†A. notatus establish their small territory nearby the seafloor where she will spawn with males. During an extended study scientists found that in […]

    Copper Lined Cardinalfish (Apogon margaritophorus)

    The Copper Lined Cardinalfish (Apogon margaritophorus) is a Western Central Pacific species that has recently shown up in the trade with fair regularity. I am not sure what it is about this fish, but in groups of 5+ their fast twitch darting and tight-knit swimming patterns puts on a real display. They are not rare […]

    Mike and Brandon Photograph the Glassbox

    Over the weekend two local reefers, Mike Clifford and Brandon Taylor, stopped by to check out the glassbox and take some photos. Here are a few of them. The first Roaops Hybrid photo is my own, but the rest are all from Mike and Brandon. My fish can be extremely difficult to photograph. When people […]

    Great Shoalers, Lyretail Anthias & Blue Eye Apogon Cardinals

    A few weeks back we received a trio of Lyretail Anthias (Pseudanthias cheirospilos) and a trio of Blue Eye Cardinalfish (Apogon leptacanthus) from LiveAquaria’s Diver’s Den. They have settled in well and I managed to snap some photos of these guys over the weekend. For size reference, the Lysmata cleaner shrimp behind them is roughly […]