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Pictures and information about the Fish in my reef tank. There are not many as it is a nano reef tank with primary focus on corals.





True Percula Clownfish (Amphiprion percula)

Amphiprion percula

Amphiprion percula (True Percula Clown Fish)

Description
The orange clownfish (Amphiprion percula) or true percula clownfish is a popular aquarium fish. Like other clownfish (also called anemonefish), it often lives in association with sea anemones. A. percula is associated specifically with Heteractis magnifica and Stichodactyla gigantea, and as larva use chemical cues released from the anemones to identify and locate the appropriate host species to use them for shelter and protection. Although popular, maintaining this species in captivity is rather complex.

This anemonefish can be recognized by its bright orange color with three white bands outlined with a thin to thick black border, and black markings on the fins. It grows to be about 8 cm in length. This species can be mistaken for the similar species of clownfishes, A. ocellaris. This is known as the Ocellaris clownfish and sometimes referred to as the “false percula clownfish” or “common clownfish” due to its similar color and pattern. The “easiest” way to distinguish the two species is the fact that A. percula has 10 spines in the first dorsal fin and A. ocellaris has 11.

Diet
Percula clownfish are omnivores. They should be fed a diet of brine shrimp, or chopped shrimp, squid or clams. They will also eat plant matter and can eat flake food, although the majority of their diet should consist of animal protein. They will also nip at algae and plant matter that grows in the aquarium and benefit from live rock growth. It is recommended to feed your Percula Clownfish 2 times daily, and only as much as they will eat in 2-3 minutes.

Tank Mate Compatibility
Percula clownfish feed predominately in the middle of the tank, although can be observed nipping at plant matter throughout the tank. They are a very peaceful fish and are generally compatible with most fish that are the same size. They should not be housed with groupers, sharks, lionfish, moray eels or rays. Caution should be taken when housing with triggerfish and certain wrasses.

Host Anemones

  • Heteractus magnifica ~ Magnificent sea anemone.
  • Stichtodactyla gigantea ~ Gigantic sea anemone.
  • Stichtodactyla crispa ~ Leathery sea anemone.

Determining Sex
Females are larger than the males.

Common Names
Anemonefish

Video
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Quick Facts: True Percula Clownfish (Amphiprion percula)


Date Added

11-01-2008



Status

Active (2 qty)



Purchased at

Marine Warehouse Aquarium



Cost

$15.00



Reef Compatible

Yes



Care Level

Moderate



Disposition

Semi-aggressive



Min. Tank Size

30 gallons



Tank Area Preference

Mid to Lower Tank



Water Conditions

72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025



Mature Size

3 inches



Color

Black, Orange, White



Diet

Omnivore



Origin

Indo-Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Solomon Islands


More Information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percula_clownfish

Good Article to tell difference from False Percula Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris): http://saltaquarium.about.com/cs/clownfishcare/l/blpercula.htm






Green Banded Goby (Elacatinus multifasciatus)

Elacatinus multifasciatus (Green Banded Goby)

Description
The Green Banded Goby belongs to the family named Gobiidae and can be found in the Western Atlantic. This small peaceful species is a vivid green with 17-23 thin iridescent green bands running vertically down the body. A white head with a brownish red band runs through each eye interrupted with a bright red spot.

The Green Banded Goby is passive in nature and hardy in stamina. It does not have a functional swim bladder therefore it spends most of its time perched or peering from a hole under a rock. It’s more active during the daytime and less at night, and will hang out or do best in the lower tank area.

This species can be housed in small groups of 3 or more individuals. It was formerly known as Gobiosoma multifasciatum.

It is common for the Greenbanded Goby to spawn in an aquarium, laying its eggs in a crevice or empty shell

Diet
The diet should consist of a variety of fresh or frozen seafood, brine shrimp, and mysis shrimp. It needs to be fed twice per day.

Other Common Names
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Quick Facts: Green Banded Goby (Elacatinus multifasciatus)


Date Added

05-22-2009



Status

Active



Purchased at

Coral Corral



Cost

$15.00



Reef Compatible

Yes



Care Level

Moderate



Disposition

Peaceful



Min. Tank Size

10 gallons



Tank Area Preference

Lower Tank



Water Conditions

72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025



Mature Size

1.9 inches



Color

Green, Red, Tan, White



Diet

Carnivore



Origin

Western Atlantic, Puerto Rico







Yellow Coris Wrasse (Halichoeres chrysus)

Halichoeres chrysus

Halichoeres chrysus

Description
Yellow Coris Wrasses as name implies has bright yellow coloring with one black spot on its long continuous dorsal line and another on the tail. They are best known for their ability to eat fireworms, flatworms and pyramidillid snails.

Yellow Coris Wrasses will tolerate being kept in small groups and can be housed with other docile species of fish like flasher wrasses, Firefish, leopard wrasses and small gobies. They require sand as this is where they sleep and will hide when during stress or during flight.

Diet
The diet should consist of vitamin enriched frozen mysis shrimp, vitamin enriched frozen brine shrimp, and other meaty foods along with a high quality marine flake and marine pellet food. It will eat fireworms and pyramidellid snails, protecting corals and clams. In addition, it may eat feather dusters, wild shrimp, tubeworms, and flatworms. It may also eat parasites off of tank mates.

Other Common Names
Golden Rainbowfish, Golden Wrasse, Yellow Coris, Canary Wrasse



Quick Facts: Yellow Coris Wrasse (Halichoeres chrysus)


Date Added

05-22-2009



Status

Inactive 12/15/2009



Purchased at

Coral Corral



Cost

$18.00



Reef Compatible

With Caution



Care Level

Moderate



Disposition

Peaceful



Min. Tank Size

55 gallons with lid



Tank Area Preference

Mid to Lower Tank



Water Conditions

72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025



Mature Size

5 inches



Color

Yellow



Diet

Carnivore



Range

Indian Ocean, Solomon Islands, Indo-Pacific







Red Striped Goby (Trimma cana)

Trimma cana

Trimma cana

Description
The Red Striped Goby, originating from the reefs of Cebu, is a rare find in the industry. They are smaller gobies, only reaching a total length of 1 inch. Their body is elongated and opaque in color with red vertical stripes. Their large eyes stand out with their gold rims. They are very active and peaceful gobies that will make a wonderful addition to the saltwater reef or fish only aquarium.

It should be kept in a 10-gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of live rock for hiding and as a supplemental food source. Small groups, or pairs, tend to do better in an aquarium, but need to be introduced to the tank simultaneously. Do not house these gobies with larger, aggressive fish or invertebrates.

Diet
The diet should consist of a variety of fresh or frozen seafood, brine shrimp, and mysis shrimp. It needs to be fed twice per day.

Other Common Names
Candycane Pygmy Goby, Red-Stripe Trimma Goby, Red Striper

Other Helpful Links:
Glassbox Design: The Vibrant Candycane Goby (Trimma cana)



Quick Facts: Red Striped Goby (Trimma cana)


Date Added

05-22-2009



Status

Inactive (8/29/2009)



Purchased at

Coral Corral



Cost

$30.00



Reef Compatible

Yes



Care Level

Beginner



Disposition

Peaceful



Min. Tank Size

10 gallons



Tank Area Preference

Lower Tank



Water Conditions

72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025



Mature Size

1 inch



Color

Red and White



Diet

Carnivore



Origin

Cebu, Indo-Pacific



 






Rainfordi Goby (Amblygobius rainfordi)

Amblygobius rainfordi

Amblygobius rainfordi

Description
Rainfordi Goby eats green hair algae and is also a sand sifter. They do great indivually, but given adequate space and a simultaneous introduction, a grouping makes a beautiful display with their grey-blue bodies and orange striping running horizontally along the entire length of the body.

The Rainfordi Goby typically will not bother any fish, corals, or invertebrates. Care should be taken, however, to ensure that other larger species (or others of a similar species who have established territories) do not pick on the Rainfordi. In the reef tank, it will appreciate the hiding places afforded by Live Rock and corals.

It is possible for the Rainford’s Goby to spawn successfully in an aquarium.

Diet
The diet should consist of small crustaceans, such as live and frozen brine shrimp, mysid shrimp, as well as filamentous algae.

Other Common Names
Old Glory, Court Jester Goby



Quick Facts: Rainfordi Goby (Amblygobius rainfordi)


Date Added

05-22-2009



Status

Inactive – 7-09-2009



Purchased at

Coral Corral



Cost

$20.00



Reef Compatible

Yes



Care Level

Moderate



Disposition

Peaceful



Min. Tank Size

30 gallons



Tank Area Preference

Lower Tank



Water Conditions

72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025



Mature Size

3 inches



Color

The body is green and blue with horizontal orange stripes



Diet

Omnivore



Range

Western, Central Pacific







Yellow Watchman Goby (Cryptocentrus cinctus)

Cryptocentrus cinctus - Yellow Watchman Goby

Cryptocentrus cinctus

Description
The Yellow Watchman Goby is also known as the Yellow Watchman Prawn, or Yellow Shrimp Goby, was first discovered in 1936 by Herre. The head and body are yellow-orange with bright blue spots on the head and fins. The Yellow Watchman Goby wears an amusing perpetual frown, and likes to peek out from behind rocks. They have been known to form symbiotic relationships with pistol shrimp.

It requires a 10 gallon or larger aquarium with plenty of loose coral rubble, ample swimming room, and a sand bottom for burrowing. It rarely becomes aggressive towards other fish, but it is territorial, and will fight with its own kind unless they are a mated pair. It may try to jump out of the aquarium or other small openings, therefore, a tight-fitting lid is required to prevent escape.

Diet
The Yellow Watchman Goby diet should include a variety of mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, table shrimp, and frozen preparations for carnivores. It should be fed at least twice per day.

Tank Mate Compatibility
The Yellow Watchman Goby should do fine in most reef tanks, but care should be taken to ensure it does not get eaten by large or aggressive species.

Determining Sex
Males tend to be bright yellow and females tend to more grey in color, with both having blue dots along their body. It is unclear if the species is sexually dimorphic but the males and females can both change color.

Primary Area in Tank
Bottom-dwelling – likes to dig in sand and under rocks.

More Information: http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2005-12/ft/index.php



Quick Facts: Yellow Watchman Goby (Cryptocentrus cinctus)


Date Added

12-29-2008



Status

Inactive 02-20-2009



Purchased at

FAOIS



Cost

$12.00



Reef Compatible

Yes



Care Level

Easy with lid on tank



Disposition

Peaceful



Min. Tank Size

10 gallons



Tank Area Preference

Lower Tank



Water Conditions

72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025



Mature Size

3 inches



Color

Yellow, Blue, Orange



Diet

Carnivore



Origin

Eastern Asia, Maldives, South Asia, Sri Lanka



Modified: October 27, 2009 at 5:58 am UTC