First Living Pictures of the Alama’s Soldierfish, Ostichthys alamai

Soldierfish are very common and widespread marine fish in all oceans of the world and they include a number of very interesting and sometimes deep sea species. The most recent member, Alama’s Soldierfish was just described this year but rare…

Ostichthys alamai, a New Species of Highfin Soldierfish from Japan

Soldierfish and Squirrelfish are not the most common fish seen in reef tanks but they should be as they don’t touch coral at all. Ostichthys alamai is a new member of this group, more specifically a recently described species of…

Two New Species of Ostichthys Bony Soldierfish

Somewhere between common soldierfish and pineconefish, there is a group of cute fish in a genus called Ostichthys. This group of deep living and crepuscular species of fish are little known in the aquarium hobby, but they have an appeal all…

Plectrypops, the binocular fish that looks back at you

The cross eye soldierfish is a very peculiar fish that has held a soft spot in our heart for many a years now. Few saltwater aquarists¬†would go out of their way to acquire a cross eye soldierfish, but if you…

Myripristis botche, the lesser known but beautiful blacktip soldierfish on display during Aquarama 2013

If you think Soldierfishes are something unattractive and common, you’ll be sure to change your mind after one look at this exquisite fish that was on display at Aquarama 2013. The¬†subadult Blacktip or Finspot Soldierfish became an instant hit during…