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Updates from HK Sealife:

Odontanthias Fuscipinnis

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Pseudanthias Hawaiiensis

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Thiellei Clown

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Maculosus x koran

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Aberrant Tomini Tang

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Tailless sailfin tang and blueline trigger

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Very nice. Especially the clown

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Updates from HK Sealife:

Aberrant Tomini Tang

Correction: Aberrant Ctenochaetus Binotatus and not Tomini.

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:thumbsup: Excellent size and healthy specimen of the gorgeous THIELLEI Clownie :yeah:

How I wish I was there... :eyebrow:

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ORA captive bred leucokranos clownfish pair. The male is graded AA while thr female is standard grade.

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This might be of interest to some of you - particularly the schools of Trachinops taeniatus. It's photographed immediately north of Sydney Harbour. I used to snorkel there a lot when I lived in Sydeny in the late 1980s. I see the same species where I now live, about 60 km farther north. https://www.google.com/maps/views/view/streetview/oceans/shelly-beach-sydney-australia/HQSORBv7gGwAAAQYfefWPA?gl=us&heading=356&pitch=81&fovy=75&utm_content=buffer5b57a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#!view/streetview/oceans/shelly-beach-sydney-australia/HQSORBv7gGwAAAQYfefWPA?gl=us&heading=0&pitch=81&fovy=75&utm_content=buffer5b57a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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Note that you can navigate around and see Heterodontus, wobbegongs, various local wrasses (Ophthalmolepis lineolatus is the main one that keeps popping up), Parma microlepis ... and more Trachinops.

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HK reefer rare butterfly tank

Tinker hybrid, roa excelsa, wrought iron

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Basabei, roa excelsa

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Aya, marleyi, zoster, saddleback hybrid etc

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Guyanensis, marleyi, wrought iron

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Ultra rare Hawaiian boarfish and uncommon hawaiian frogfish at HK sealife

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Maculosus x koran

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Chrysurus x koran (I wonder why these are not maculosus x koran? and how to tell them apart?)

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This might be of interest to some of you - particularly the schools of Trachinops taeniatus. It's photographed immediately north of Sydney Harbour. I used to snorkel there a lot when I lived in Sydeny in the late 1980s. I see the same species where I now live, about 60 km farther north. https://www.google.com/maps/views/view/streetview/oceans/shelly-beach-sydney-australia/HQSORBv7gGwAAAQYfefWPA?gl=us&heading=356&pitch=81&fovy=75&utm_content=buffer5b57a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#!view/streetview/oceans/shelly-beach-sydney-australia/HQSORBv7gGwAAAQYfefWPA?gl=us&heading=0&pitch=81&fovy=75&utm_content=buffer5b57a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Trachinops taeniatus is a beautiful fish! However the wild harvested ones don't do well in our tropical climate. I am not sure if they are poor shippers, but those that came in last time were mostly in bad condition.

However thanks to ORA, this beautiful species has now been captive bred! See http://www.orafarm.com/products/fish/other/eastern-hulafish/

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Trachinops taeniatus doesn't always handle all that well, but are usually pretty tough once they are settled in. Hopefully the ORA ones are better suited. I suspect they may try to get hold of the red and yellow form of the species. I've seen a few of them, mostly in northern NSW. They look like this: http://portstephensmarinelife.weebly.com/uploads/6/1/2/5/6125720/8772426_orig.jpg

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Wah thanks Dr Gill! I did not know there are two color forms to Trachinops taeniatus.

Pic here for comparison

Normal form

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Red and yellow form

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Is it a locality variant? Or is it just aberrations in few individuals?

I have yet to see the red and yellow form in the trade.

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Wah thanks Dr Gill! I did not know there are two color forms to Trachinops taeniatus.

Pic here for comparison

Normal form

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Red and yellow form

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Is it a locality variant? Or is it just aberrations in few individuals?

I have yet to see the red and yellow form in the trade.

in Queenlands, the normal form is the model for Plagiotremus tapeinosoma, which has a colour form very similar to the hula fish.

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