Pyrosome

Pyrosome

June, 18th 2022

Our guest Frans didn’t get a plastic bag, but a Pyrosome in front of his lens. A colony of millimeter-sized animals belonging to the genus Thaliacea and the class Tunicata.

Photo Credit (Pyrosome) : Frans Rattu

Pyrosome2022-06-27T01:45:31+00:00

Pygmy Pontohi Seahorses (hippocampus pontohi)

Pygmy Pontohi Seahorses (hippocampus pontohi)

June, 18th 2022

Every morning and every evening, the two partners of the Pygmy Pontohi Seahorses (hippocampus pontohi) meet to serenade together. They dance around each other for just a few minutes before returning to their proper places. Less than 10 mm in size but love seems to be infinite.

Photo Credit (Pontohi Seahorse) : Barney Seier

Pygmy Pontohi Seahorses (hippocampus pontohi)2022-06-21T01:29:55+00:00

Blue Band Goby (valenciennea strigata)

The Blueband Goby (valenciennea strigata)

June, 16th 2022

The Blueband Goby (Valenciennea strigata) can reach a length of up to 18 cm and is strictly monogamous. The couples can usually be found together in the vicinity of their self-dug burrows, where they constantly take sand, hold it in their mouths and release it again through their gills. Small invertebrates and dead organic material (detritus) are eaten. It is striking that only one partner picks up sand at a time while the other watches over his partner and makes sure that no one attacks during the distraction.

Photo Credit (Goby) : Barney Seier

Blue Band Goby (valenciennea strigata)2022-06-21T00:16:51+00:00

Eastern Triangular Butterflyfish (chaetodon baronessa)

Eastern Triangular Butterflyfish (chaetodon baronessa)

June, 14th 2022

Despite its beauty, the Eastern Triangular Butterflyfish (chaetodon baronessa) is not a popular stock in coral aquariums. It loves to eat hard corals, here it pecks at the tips of the long tentacles of a Torch Coral (euphyllia glabrescens).

Photo Credit (Butterflyfish) : Barney Seier

Eastern Triangular Butterflyfish (chaetodon baronessa)2022-06-18T05:46:35+00:00