Monday, 27 February 2017

Baby Oarfish : Regalecus glesne

Does anyone know anything about these Oarfish photos?  I found them online.  Oarfish or
Regalecus glesne is a true deep sea monster.  These guys rarely come up to the surface.  So I am kind of puzzled how these pictures came to be.  Did they actually catch these tiny oarfish or did the hatch them somehow?

Oarfish or Regalecus glesne is the world's longest fish. They can grow to be 17 meters long (56 feet for you Yanks) and weigh over 270 kg. Pretty scary sight, if you ask me. They are also known as King Herring due it crown like appendage on its head. Very little is known about their behavior due to the fact that they live 1000 meters below the surface. They only come up to the surface to die.

An Adult Oarfish

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Monday, 13 February 2017

Monkey Goby Video (Neogobius fluviatilis)

Monkey gobies in my native fish Dniester biotope aquarium. Monkey goby (Neogobius fluviatilis), also known as a sand goby, is a native European goby. These guys can live in marine, brackish, and fully freshwater without any problems. I keep mine in fresh. Monkey gobies are illegal in US because they classified as an invasive specie. So if you live in the colonies, make sure to keep it quiet about him them in you tank)))

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Giant Neon Caught in Korea

This amazing neon tetra was caught recently in Korea. Scientists are not sure whether is a completely different species or simply overgrown Paracheirodon innesi. Korea gets pretty cold in the winter, so I don't think that neon tetras, which are found in tropical temperatures, can survive over there. All evidence points to it being a completely different specie in a characidae family. In any case, we'll have to wait and see what the local Korean scientists publish on this incredible catch. It definitely belongs in every monster fishkeeper's tank.  I definitely hope that Korean government allows some of these manly neons to be exported.