Apogonichthyoides sialis is a rare and subtly elegant species of cardinalfish

Apogonichthyoides sialis is one of the least known cardinalfish in the aquarium trade. They are not common but unusal in a family of cardinalfish that contains over three hundred species. Apogonighthyoides sialis has only three colors. The anterior part is colored…

Apogon webpage really shows uncommon cardinalfish in splendid glory

There’s so many species of cardinalfish in the sea it’s a pity that only a a fraction of them are represented in decent number in the marine and reef aquarium. Seems like banggais, pyjamas and longspine cardinalfish represent the lion’s…

Panda Banggai cardinalfish revealed in first ever video appearance

The Panda Banggai cardinalfish is the first domestically produced captive strain of the iconic reef aquarium fish, Pterapogon kauderni. We got our first look at the half-black Panda Banggai at the Tropical Marine Centre booth at InterZoo 2012 where TMC…

Invasive Banggai cardinalfish crowd out native fish from Diadema and anemone habitats

[youtube width=”680″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAblRkS5J-0[/youtube] Banggai cardinalfish are so cute, what’s the worst that could happen if we set them loose in a non-native habitat? So far we’ve only been hearing about the details of the introduction, and we’ve debated what it…

First pictures of a live smooth cardinalfish, Vincentia macrocauda

Vincentia macrocauda, the smooth cardinalfish, is an unusual marine fish from the Indian Ocean along the coast of Western Australia. Like the true personifer angelfish, the smooth cardinalfish is yet another cool marine fish that comes only from from Western…

Scandalous fish mating videos abound on Fukukancho’s YouTube channel

[youtube width=”680″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1-2htW8rUM[/youtube] Yes, this marine fish breeder’s jaw dropped when Jake sent me a link to what he had discovered in the dark corners of the interwebs.  No glossy, airbrushed static photographs, no sir.  Video after hardcore video of…

Bangai Cardinalfish video in their unnatural habitat

[youtube width=”680″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVICeDX2dp4[/youtube] The Banggai cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni, is one of the most iconic fish in the marine aquarium trade. It’s unusual coloration, unique reproductive strategy and ease of care has made Banggai cardinals extremely popular but this has led…

Jaw dropping time-lapse video of a shoal of invasive banggaii cardinalfish

About a month ago we posted this image by Tony Wu of a shoal of banggaii cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni, in Lembeh, Sulawesi where they do not natively occur. That post received some skepticism as to how many fish that single…