Flathead Perch Captive Bred in Western Australia

The flathead perch has been an elusive species to find, both for divers on the natural reef and for fish keepers in the saltwater aquarium hobby. The unique and interesting appearance of Rainfordia opercularis, has made it a target of…

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…

Rainfordia opercularis is THE reef fish of the year 2011

Like we did for the most exciting breakthrough aquarium fish of the year 2011, we’re going to recap some of the most memorable and amazing fish that we’ve seen this year. We have seen some pretty amazing ground breaking collections…

Flathead perch video shows why Rainfordia opercularis is awesome

There are some fish that are really photogenic and look lackluster in real life, and other species that look unremarkable in images but really grab your attention in the flesh; the flathead perch falls squarely in the latter category, with…

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…

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…