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…

LiveAquaria’s flathead perch duo acts like a pair of adorable puppy dogs

A week ago we had the distinct privilege of kicking it at LiveAquaria and among all the treasures we discovered, we got to meet the wonderful pair of flathead perch living in one of the display aquariums in Kevin Kohen’s…

Flathead Perch appears again- this time in Thailand!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAxtv_5YLkg[/youtube] After we recently reported about a very special Flathead Perch, Rainfordia opercularis, arriving in the US and few weeks ago in Japan, now we would like to inform you that this species is appearing in the trade a little…

The extremely rare Flathead Perch will be offered for sale today by LiveAquaria

LiveAquaria has been teasing with promise of offering one of the rarest reef basslets ever documented in the aquarium hobby, the flathead perch, Rainfordia opercularis. Our first encounter with the flathead perch began with a specimen that was acquired by…

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…