Rainfordia, Flathead Perch Photographed in Indonesia!

The flathead perch is a very unusual fish that just got a massive natural range extension thanks to Anna & Ned Deloach. The Husband & Wife team from Blenny Watcher have frequently documented highly noteworthy marinelife and their most recent…

Rainfordia opercularis reappears at Red Heart King

Rainfordia opercularis made a meteoric appearance a few years ago and just as suddenly as it appeared, it vanished without a trace. We helmed the species as fish of the year back in 2011 and since then we have covered…

Blue Harbor’s baby Rainfordia is irresistibly adorable

For the longest time the flathead perch,┬áRainfordia opercularis, existed firmly in the realm of “book fish”, a species that we know exists but which we believed we’d never see outside the pages of a book. Then in 2011 came a…

Rainfordia opercularis is THE reef fish of the year 2011

Like we did for the most exciting breakthrough aquarium fish of the year 2011, we’re going to recap some of the most memorable and amazing fish that we’ve seen this year. We have seen some pretty amazing ground breaking collections…

Flathead perch video shows why Rainfordia opercularis is awesome

There are some fish that are really photogenic and look lackluster in real life, and other species that look unremarkable in images but really grab your attention in the flesh; the flathead perch falls squarely in the latter category, with…

Rainfordia opercularis video from B-Box Aquarium is closer and clearer

[youtube width=”680″ height=”420″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2828PGefvns[/youtube] The flathead perch, Rainfordia opercularis, is an extremely rare fish not only for its limited distribution but also because of its reclusive nature. The flat head and big eyes or Rainfordia are especially suited to swimming and…

Rainfordia opercularis video from Blue Harbor shows this fish’s cryptic nature

[youtube width=”680″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl7kZ7O6hpU[/youtube] Rainfordia opercularis is a rare and cryptic basslet that few people will ever see in person. Not only are Rainfordia rare in the hobby, but they are also very secretive in their wild natural habitat, their flat…

OMG! Stunning Rainfordia opercularis appears at Blue Harbor

The Rainfordia opercularis is one of the most uncommon reef fish we know about and its not to often this┬árare specimen available in the market. We don’t know too much about this specific specimen except it’s in the hands of…

Rainfordia opercularis, the flat head perch is one of the rarest and least known of the basslets

Rainfordia opercularis is a fish so rare that aside from the stud in these pictures, we literally have only been able to track down just one other confirmed specimen that has come to the U.S. Closely related to fish of…

Zebra Seahorse, Real Hippocampus Zebra Collected in Western Australia!

Zebra seahorses are a fish that seems like it shouldn’t exist but it does, barely. What we mean by that is that there are examples of seahorses in the wild with perfect black and white stripes, one species is even…