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Volitan Lionfish

Volitan Lionfish

This fish has no natural predators in the Temperate Atlantic Ocean where it was negligently introduced. Because of that it has spread to epidemic population numbers eating everything it can fit into its mouth. This one resides in a 300-gallon marine display in Philadelphia Pa.

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Tomato Clownfish

Tomato Clownfish

Tomato Clown, (Brevoort, 1856) Amphiprion fenatus Native to: Western Pacific: Gulf of Thailand to southwestern Palau, north to southern Japan, south to Java, Indonesia(fishbase.org) Max Length:5.5″ (14cm) Description: These colorful fish often host in anemones(such as the Bubbletip and Leathery Sea Anemones) in the wild, but do not require them for survival in captivity. They can become very territorial defending their homes from other fish who may try to take them and will not tolerate the presence of other anemone...

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Flame Hawk

Flame Hawk

Flame Hawk, (Castlenau, 1873) Neocirrhites armatus Native to: Pacific Ocean: Ryukyu Islands to the Line Islands and Mangareva, south to the Great Barrier Reef and the Austral Islands; Caroline, Mariana, and the Wake islands in Micronesia.(fishbase.org) Max Length:3.5″ (9cm) Description: This bright red and black fish is an extremely hardy animal in captivity. All Hawk fish are perching fish often seen resting on branches of large corals or hanging out near anemones. They are typically voracious eaters and are very good at...

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Hippo Tang

Hippo Tang

Hippo Tang, (Linnaeus, 1766) Paracanthurus hepatus. Native to: Indo-Pacific: East Africa, including the Mascarene Islands to Kiribati, north to southern Japan, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef, New Caledonia, and Samoa. (fishbase.org) Max Length: 12.2″ (31cm) Description: This bright blue, black, and yellow fish can prove difficult at times to adapt to captivity as it is vulnerable to many of the common diseases found in aquaria. Once acclimated to captivity, this fish must be fed well for long term health or they do...

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Purple Tang

Purple Tang

Purple Tang, (Blyth, 1852) Zebrasoma xanthurum Native to: Western Indian Ocean: Red Sea to the Persian Gulf; recorded from Maldives(fishbase.org) Max Length:9.8″ (25cm) Description: The purple tang is a highly sought after fish among reef keepers. Recently, two of the countries they are typically imported from have limited the amount of these fish collected to lessen the impact on wild populations. This has further increased the price of these beautiful animals. Once acclimated, these bright purple and yellow fish are extremely...

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Sailfin Tang

Sailfin Tang

Sailfin Tang, (Bloch, 1797) Zebrasoma veliferum Native to: Western Indian Ocean: Mozambique. Pacific Ocean: Indonesia to the Hawaiian and Tuamoto islands, north to southern Japan, south to the southern Great Barrier Reef, New Caledonia, and Rapa Island. (fishbase.org) Max Length:15.7″ Description: This quick agile fish is a great choice for community reef tanks. This is the least aggressive of the tangs within its genus. They will typically leave corals alone if well fed. Feeding: Like other members of the Zebrasoma genus,...

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Yellow Tang

Yellow Tang

Yellow Tang, (Bennett, 1828) Zebrasoma flavescens Native to: Pacific Ocean: Ryukyu, Mariana, Marshall, Marcus, Wake and Hawaiian islands. Has been reported off the coast of Florida in the Western Central Atlantic (fishbase.org) Description: The yellow tang has been a staple in the marine aquarium hobby for many years. This fish is tough enough to hold its own against aggressive predators, but typically will not pick on other fish except newly introduced fish and occasionally closely related fish. Feeding: This fish requires frequent...

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