Somewhere between common soldierfish and pineconefish, there is a group of cute fish in a genus called Ostichthys. This group of deep living and crepuscular species of fish are little known in the aquarium hobby, but they have an appeal all their own.
These bony soldierfish are bonier than regular soldierfish, but not quite as suited up as a spiny and tough pineconfishes. With their large closely spaced eyes, the Ostichthys give a similar goofy look as the Plectrypops cross-eyed soldierfish.
In a new review published on this group, two new species of Ostichthys were described. Both Ostichthys convexus and O. daniela were collected in the Indian Ocean around Myanmar. The two new species both share the same big eyed, small tailed and high finned appearance which makes them look so unique. [JOSF]