jawfish

Opistognathus ensiferus, A New Species Of Jawfish From India

Opistognathus ensiferus is the newest species of jawfish to be described. This lovely small jawfish was discovered in India and sadly, it is illustrated with a very lovely drawing of this fish.  Surprisingly, the newly minted Opistognahtus ensiferus was described based on just…

New jawfish species from Japan, Opistognathus trimaculatus

Opistognathus trimaculatus is a new species of jawfish from Japan that was discovered in the famous Tosa Bay. This bay in the Kochi Prefecture of southern Japan is also the namesake of the incredible Tosanoides anthias which are highly sought after,…

When Piscine Personalities Collide: Incompatible Energy

When trying to determine whether different species of marine fish will cohabit peacefully in the same aquarium, we usually ask ourselves whether the combination will result in one fish eating another or whether interspecific squabbling is likely to be an…

We can never get enough of the Tattoo Jawfish

If there’s a shortlist of marine reef fish that always capture our attention when any news or media surfaces of them, the Tattoo Jawfish is definitely on it. Only known from deep habitats of the Northwest Pacific, the Tattoo Jawfish, Opistognathus…

A new specimen of the incredible Tattooed Jawfish up for bidding in Japan

It looks like 2014 is all set on totally destroying the previous year’s record for incredible rare fish stories. As you are reading this and carrying on with your daily routine, Japanese reefers are furiously engaging in a bidding war…

Not Every Small, Benthic Fish Is A Goby

This is a guest contribution from Joe Rowlett, one of the many talented fish geeks working the fish tanks at Old Town Aquarium in Chicago.  The taxonomy and classification of fish is not a subject that your average reefkeeper investigates…

Opistognathus sp. 6, the Chinstrap Jawfish is an amusing fish to keep

If you love Opistognathus (jawfishes) but are jaded with the regular fare of O. aurifrons and O. rosenblatti, why not give the Chinstrap jawfish a try. It’s not a newcomer to the aquarium trade, but it is a species that has…