Category Archive: rare

Sep 22

How to buy livebearers

Where and how to buy livebearers Here are the main sources of livebearers You can of course go to one of the large pet chain stores where you will be able to buy some off the shelf guppies, platies or mollies and sometimes swordtails. However don’t expect any fancy variety or high pedigree fish. If …

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Feb 02

New Species of Sweeper Fish Discovered in Indian Ocean

Pempheris flavicycla has been discovered in the seas off Oman, Tanzania, Kenya, Seychelles, Maldives, Sri Lanka, and islands of the Andaman Sea. It has a yellow body and a bright yellow ring around the pupil of its eye. The yellow ring gives it its name of flavicycla. It dwells in shallow coral reefs in water …

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Nov 27

‘Extinct Jellyfish’ Sighted After 103 Years

The Crambione Cookii has not been seen since 1910 but was spotted off Queensland, Australia, by Puk Scivyer, who chanced upon the animal while releasing a rescued sea turtle. The aquarium worker said: ““As soon as I saw it I realised it was a species I’d never seen before. “But to then discover I was …

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Nov 13

A Rare fish only found near Islands in the Pacific has given birth in Captivity

A rare species of fish which is only found off a group of isolated islands in the Pacific Ocean has given birth at Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks. The tropical fish – which is black and white with long fins – is known as a cardinalfish and is found only on the coral reefs of …

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Oct 26

Rare Tropical Marine Fish Found in Massachusetts

Students from the Boston University Marine program, while diving off the pier in Scituate Bay, discovered three juvenile butterfly fish. These fish are not native to the Massachusetts area. One explanation for this apparent mystery is that fish have been swept along ocean currents from the Florida area. It is believed that this is the …

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