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A Grouper from the Indo-West Pacific that occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 34cm in length. Source: wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cephalopholis_formosa Description _Cephalopholis formosa_ is dark tan with horizontal blue stripes that are not particularly straight. The caudal fin has more of these stripes, and they radiate from the base of the fin out to the tips. In this exceedingly large group of fish, few are considered proper aquarium inhabitants, for various reasons including diet and size. Basses vary greatly from species to species. Appropriate research should be done before purchasing a specimen. Many unsuspecting hobbyists bring home cute little specimens of popular aquarium fish such as the lyretail grouper, only to realize several months later that they do not have the resources to care for a meter-long that may cost hundreds of dollars a month to feed.
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2013-02-27 11:01:27 -0800
_**Cephalopholis argus**_, also known as: **Blue-spotted Grouper**, **Argus Grouper**, P**eacock Hind**, **Peacock Grouper** or **Peacock Rockcod** is a fish from the Indo-Pacific which is variously a commercial gamefish, an invasive species and occasionally an aquarium resident. Its species name comes from its resemblance to the "hundred staring eyes" of the monster Argus in Greek mythology. Description A medium sized fish that can reach a length of 60 centimeters (24 in). Small individuals are dark brown with hundreds of small, dark-edged iridescent blue spots. Larger specimens sometimes develop four to six lighter vertical bars on the back half of its body. Behavior Roi typically sit on a coral head, retreating when startled.
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2013-02-27 11:52:00 -0800
Panther Grouper
 
Juvenile
Juvenile
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2013-02-27 11:46:03 -0800
The **Humpback Grouper** or **Panther Grouper** (_Chromileptes altivelis_), in Australia more commonly known as the **Barramundi Cod**, is a species of fish in the _Serranidae_ family. It is found in Australia, China, Guam, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Pitcairn, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, possibly Mozambique, and possibly Vanuatu. Its natural habitats are coral reefs and coastal saline lagoons. It is threatened by habitat loss therefore is labeled with a "Vulnerable Species" Conservation Status. In the Aquarium The Panther Grouper is commonly kept in marine aquariums. Great care must be taken when purchasing this fish as it will reach a size of 50 cm (20 inches) and is a very fast growing fish. As this fish is typically sold while only a couple inches in length, it is often purchased while small only to outgrow the aquarium within months. Its large adult size and fast growth rate means it should only be kept in a 300 gallon aquarium or larger. It also must not be kept with fish such as damselfish which will be almost certainly eaten.
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2013-02-27 11:36:24 -0800
Miniata Grouper
 
Miniata Grouper
 
Two Coral Hinds cruising the reef at Daedalus Reef, Red Sea, Egypt
Two Coral Hinds cruising the reef at Daedalus Reef, Red Sea, Egypt
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2013-02-27 11:05:45 -0800
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2013-02-26 21:07:02 -0800
Veiltail Goldfish
 
Veiltail Goldfish
 
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2013-02-26 20:59:37 -0800
The **veiltail** is a type of goldfish known for its extra-long, flowing double tail. Description The veiltail has a modified deep-and-round ryukin-shaped body, though without the dorsal 'hump' characteristic of ryukins. The hallmark of the breed is its lengthy and graceful double tail which is square-edged and without any forking or indentation between the lobes. It also has a high, prominent and well-developed dorsal fin. The anal fins are paired and are quite well developed as well. The term 'veiltail' is commonly and erroneously applied to any goldfish displaying a long caudal, but true veiltails must have all the characteristics described above. Veiltails are available in many colors and may have either metallic or nacreous scales. They can grow from 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm). They are not good swimmers but can be kept with other fancy goldfish.
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2013-02-26 20:58:27 -0800
The **veiltail** is a type of goldfish known for its extra-long, flowing double tail. Description The veiltail has a modified deep-and-round ryukin-shaped body, though without the dorsal 'hump' characteristic of ryukins. The hallmark of the breed is its lengthy and graceful double tail which is square-edged and without any forking or indentation between the lobes. It also has a high, prominent and well-developed dorsal fin. The anal fins are paired and are quite well developed as well. The term 'veiltail' is commonly and erroneously applied to any goldfish displaying a long caudal, but true veiltails must have all the characteristics described above. Veiltails are available in many colors and may have either metallic or nacreous scales. They can grow from 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm). They are not good swimmers but can be kept with other fancy goldfish.
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2013-02-26 20:53:35 -0800
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2013-02-26 20:53:07 -0800
The **telescope eye**, **demekin**, or **moor** is a fancy goldfish characterized by its protruding eyes. It is also known as **globe eye** or **dragon eye** goldfish. Description Except for its enlarged projecting eyes, the demekin is similar to the ryukin. It has a deep body and long flowing fins. Demekins are available in red, red-and-white, calico, black-and-white, chocolate, blue, lavender, chocolate-and-blue and black coloration. They may either have metallic or nacreous scales. Telescope eyes can grow quite large. Variants Black demekins are also referred to as moors such as the black moor and the panda moor.
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2013-02-26 20:47:47 -0800
Telescope Goldfish
 
Telescope Goldfish
 
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2013-02-26 20:44:24 -0800
The **telescope eye**, **demekin**, or **moor** is a fancy goldfish characterized by its protruding eyes. It is also known as **globe eye** or **dragon eye** goldfish. Description Except for its enlarged projecting eyes, the demekin is similar to the ryukin. It has a deep body and long flowing fins. Demekins are available in red, red-and-white, calico, black-and-white, chocolate, blue, lavender, chocolate-and-blue and black coloration. They may either have metallic or nacreous scales. Telescope eyes can grow quite large. Variants Black demekins are also referred to as moors such as the black moor and the panda moor.
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2013-02-26 20:40:10 -0800
Red and White Ryukin
Red and White Ryukin
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2013-02-26 19:41:26 -0800
Oranda Goldfish
 
Red Cap Oranda
Red Cap Oranda
Red and White Oranda
Red and White Oranda
Panda Oranda Goldfish
Panda Oranda Goldfish
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2013-02-26 20:33:40 -0800
The **ryukin** is a short deep-bodied fancy goldfish with a characteristic hump in the shoulder region. Description The ryukin is a hardy and attractive variety of goldfish with a pointed head and has a pronounced hump on the back behind the head. It may be long-finned or short-finned with either a triple or quadruple tail. The dorsal fin is high while the caudal fin is often twice as long as the body. The caudal fin may also have three or four lobes. Ryukins come in deep-red, red-and-white, white, iron and calico coloration. The ryukin is a fine aquarium fish that can reach up to 8 inches (21 centimeters) in length. History and origins
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2013-02-26 20:33:07 -0800
An oranda is characterized by a prominent bubbly-like hood encasing its head. The hood or headgrowth (also known as wen) encases the whole head except for the eyes and mouth. When it was first imported from China to Japan it was mistakenly thought to be native to Holland, and was therefore dubbed the "Dutch Ironmask" (オランダ獅子頭), from which its English name "oranda" derives. Description Due to the fleshy outgrowth on the upper half of its head and sides of its face, the oranda has become one of the most popular goldfish. It is described as a wen by the aquarists. The oranda is a metallic or matte scaled goldfish that is similar in appearance to the veiltail. It has a large, long and deep body accompanied by a long quadruple tail. This four-lobed and contracted tail normally spreads out broadly when the oranda stops swimming. The back does not rise up to form a ryukin-like hump.
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2013-02-26 20:32:33 -0800
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2013-02-26 20:26:12 -0800
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2013-02-26 20:25:59 -0800
An oranda is characterized by a prominent bubbly-like hood encasing its head. The hood or headgrowth (also known as wen) encases the whole head except for the eyes and mouth. When it was first imported from China to Japan it was mistakenly thought to be native to Holland, and was therefore dubbed the "Dutch Ironmask" (オランダ獅子頭), from which its English name "oranda" derives. Description Due to the fleshy outgrowth on the upper half of its head and sides of its face, the oranda has become one of the most popular goldfish. It is described as a wen by the aquarists. The oranda is a metallic or matte scaled goldfish that is similar in appearance to the veiltail. It has a large, long and deep body accompanied by a long quadruple tail. This four-lobed and contracted tail normally spreads out broadly when the oranda stops swimming. The back does not rise up to form a ryukin-like hump.
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2013-02-26 20:16:45 -0800
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2013-02-26 20:13:59 -0800
Red & White Ryukin Goldfish
 
Red & White Ryukin Goldfish
 
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2013-02-26 20:09:44 -0800
The **ryukin** is a short deep-bodied fancy goldfish with a characteristic hump in the shoulder region. Description The ryukin is a hardy and attractive variety of goldfish with a pointed head and has a pronounced hump on the back behind the head. It may be long-finned or short-finned with either a triple or quadruple tail. The dorsal fin is high while the caudal fin is often twice as long as the body. The caudal fin may also have three or four lobes. Ryukins come in deep-red, red-and-white, white, iron and calico coloration. The ryukin is a fine aquarium fish that can reach up to 8 inches (21 centimeters) in length. History and origins
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2013-02-26 20:07:16 -0800