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01/26/2006, 08:24 PM
Haven't taken any pics of fish at home in a while, so I figured I'd post a couple...
Blue and Yellow Grouper
The eel pic is not that good. I'll try for a better one tomorrow.
01/26/2006, 08:32 PM
i love your grouper! do you know the latin, i have never seen one and would like to do some research
01/26/2006, 08:43 PM
Epinephelus flavocaeruleus. Page 54 in Scott Michael's Basslets, Dottybacks, and Hawkfishes book. Great looking fish, but real nasty to other groupers. I got it from a friend of mine because it made all the other fish in the tank miserable. I actually got rid of four groupers because he was making all of them miserable. But for some reason, I have a small Argus grouper that he doesn't bother...strange.
01/26/2006, 09:44 PM
That grouper is drop dead gorgeous. Serisouly one of the most beautiful groupers I've seen.
01/26/2006, 10:01 PM
thanks, i jsut foind out that he gets over 3 feet long, i think he will get too big for even my pond, thanks for the latin, i will just enjoy yours ;)
01/27/2006, 04:48 AM
nice fish! and very good pics man. Do you have the scientific name for the eel.
01/27/2006, 08:51 AM
Wow, that grouper is spectacular looking. First one I've ever seen. I hope you have a huge tank for those boys, that eel is going to get good sized too. I'd love to see another pic of the eel that's the first in-tank shot I've seen. They look quite attractive in ocean photos.
01/27/2006, 06:33 PM
That is one freaky looking fish.
Cool, but freaky.
If someone was afraid of clowns, I bet they'd be afraid of that fish too...
01/27/2006, 06:44 PM
The bully fish are always the prettiest, go figure.
01/27/2006, 07:32 PM
more pics more pics!!!!
01/27/2006, 09:17 PM
Thanks for the replies. The eel is a Gymnothorax kidako. It's pretty rare, only found in Japan, Korea, and the Phillipines. It only grows to about 3 feet total. It's on page 269 of Scott Michael's Reef Fishes vol.1
I finally got some better pics of him and his eel tankmates, the Hawaiin Dragon and Tessellated eels.
it's hard to see in the pic, but his middle fangs are huge!!
01/27/2006, 11:35 PM
Nice fish!! What size tank do you have?
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