Aberration reversion of Ctenochaetus documented by Cairns Marine

We’re not unfamiliar to the sight of “xanthic-koi” type aberrants that plague various fishes. Vitiligo and other forms of patchy off-coloured specimens appear from time to time, and seem to be particularly prevalent in surgeonfish of the genus Ctenochaetus as…

Abandoned shopping mall overrun by fish is pretty surreal

Abandoned urban areas are a bit creepy as it is but add a bunch of water and fish and you have something downright creepy. We came across this story of this vacant shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand. After being gutted…

Mysterious “Koi aberrants” are not exclusive to the Zebrasoma and Centropyge genera

Over the years we’ve featured a myriad of “koi” aberrations, which mostly seem to inflict large fully grown adults of the surgeonfish genus Zebrasoma, as well as the dwarf angel genus Centropyge. While not always aesthetically pleasing, from a genetic…

Friday Smorgasbord: Iron dumping, octoflash, koi trees, ancient armored fish and ginormous eyes

Nothing like a little conspiracy to kickstart this Friday’s edition of the smorgasbord. Claims that a rogue iron-dumping experiment happened off the Canadian cost near British Columbia is making waves.  According to reports, The Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation allegedly spread 220,462 pounds of iron…

Friday Smorgasbord: “Mama’s Boys” Orcas, human-faced fish, sea squirt computers, and tidal power

Welcome to another round of Friday Smorgasbord action with some fun things to start off the weekend. First off, new research is showing that despite their name, killer whales have the need for their mothers. Sure they may be some…

Friday Smorgasbord: Tank cleaning octopus, way too many koi, AquaCool demo and revenge of the sea star

The staff at the Loch Lomond Sea Life aquarium in Scotland is getting a helping hand — or tentacle — when Jock, one of its octopuses on display, began helping clean the aquarium glass. Known to be pretty intelligent creatures, this Giant…

Jimmy Ma’s incredible Koi Coral Beauty angelfish gets a much needed update

If you recall the post on Jimmy Ma’s incredible Coral Beauty, we mentioned that the aberrant individual retained this unusual coloration for more than four months. Aberrant individuals normally lose their unique patterns and revert back to the cookie cutter…