Xyrichthys pentadactylus, just one of the many Razor fishes out there

Xyrichthys pentadactylus is one of many species of razor fish, or more commonly known as razor wrasse. Razor wrasses are adapted to life on open sandy reefs, and all possess highly compressed bodies which look paper thin from the front,…

Xyrichthys and Novaculops razor wrasses get featured in a video slideshow by Dietmar Schauer

[youtube width=”680″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ircd7jBDEIg[/youtube] A couple weeks ago we shared with you some great shots of razor wrasses from Ghana and Vanuatu by Dietmar Schauer and then another of a sand wrasse from Australia by Russo’s Reef. If those images piqued…

Amazing Xyrichthys and Novaculops razor wrasses land at Reef Corner

The razor wrasses Xyrichthys novacula and Novaculops halsteadi are virtually unknown in the aquarium trade, but not for lack of color and interesting habits. Razor wrasses are not the first labrid that comes to mind when the popular wrasses are…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: The pugnacious Novaculops halsteadi

Today’s Awesome Fish Spotlight goes to an unorthodox wrasse member from the genus Novaculops. Novaculops¬†is a member of Novaculinae,¬†which includes six genera of sand dwelling wrasses. The largest genus is Xyrichthys, but perhaps the most well known species from this…

Cirrhilabrus adornatus gets the Reef-View touch by Dietmar Schauer

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GY90KQK4J4[/youtube] Cirrhilabrus adornatus is one of those wrasses that looks unassuming at the store but when given the right kind of care and lighting it can really shine. As with most reef fish, once you get them home into a…