Fish of the Day: Blue Ribbon Eel

One of these are going in my tank!-J Ribbon Eel (Rhinomuraena quaesita), or Bernis eel, is a species of saltwater eel, native to the Indian and Pacific oceans. The ribbon eel is an elegant creature with a long, thin body and high dorsal fins.

Si eres pez, y especialmente un pargo lunarejo, este crustáceo de unos 4cm de largo podría ser tu peor pesadilla. Se aferra a la lengua de su anfitrión para alimentarse de la sangre que corre por ella para luego, una vez atrofiada, unirse a sus músculos para pasar a formar parte del cuerpo del pez. No causa otros problemas a su ‘víctima’ y es el único caso conocido de parásito capaz de sustituir con éxito un órgano de su anfitrión.

Cymothoa exigua, or the tongue-eating louse.The parasite severs the blood vessels in the fish's tongue, causing the tongue to fall off. It then attaches itself to the stub of what was once its tongue and becomes the fish's new tongue.

Ce poisson vient-il de la fécondation d'un poisson rouge et d'une grenouille ?

Look at this gorgeous thing! Work it Fishy! Mandarinfish: bright blue, light sky blue, accents of pink and yellow


A little external flash makes a huge difference when shooting underwater photos of clown fish. Want to learn how to take better photos? Get instant access to my free photography course here: www.

Purple Tang!!! Will def have one of these when we get a bigger tank.

Purple Tang (Zebrasoma xanthurum) is a marine reef tang, & inhabits the Red Sea, the west coast of India, the east coast of Africa & the Persian Gulf, where it may live at water depths of 3 to 65 feet or more.Its Beautiful ~


Crown Tail - photo by Andrew Williams. (I've got a red betta! Not a crown tail, just a regular tail.