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Another rare fish video from (guess who?) Blue Harbor: Odontanthias fuscipinnis

By Leonard Ho - Posted Apr 13, 2011 01:33 PM
Once upon a time, the only place in the United States where one could view a live Odontanthias fuscipinnis (a deep water Hawaiian endemic) was at Waikiki Aquarium. Since then, a handful of specimens have trickled into the US; the bulk of O.fuscipinnis collected still end up in Japan (average market price north of $2,000 USD). A short video of a pair at Blue Harbor Japan after the jump.
Another rare fish video from (guess who?) Blue Harbor: Odontanthias fuscipinnis

Photo by Jeremy Maneyapanda (glassbox-design.com)

 

The lighting in Blue Harbor's video is too blue to capture the golden radiance of this species (see GBD's photo to get an idea), but any video of these rare gems is worth sharing.  Despite being collected from very deep waters, O.fuscipinnis actually adapts well to aquarium life (assuming it is properly collected and acclimated) and make for a good community fish.  There's just the small problems of price and availability ...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BptgyWmmjS0

(note: If the embedded video is choppy in Internet Explorer, click the youtube button at the bottom right of each video to watch the video in youtube.  Advanced Aquarist recommends Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Apple Safari web browsers.)

Read Glassbox Design's Odontanthias fuscipinnis blog (which includes another video)

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.

Website: http://www.advancedaquarist.com.

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