Meet the Bulbonaricus pipefish!

By Leonard Ho 5 years agoNo Comments

Meet the Bulbonaricus pipefish!

For anyone who knows Galaxea corals, look at the polyps for the scale of this fish. It’s TINY!

The pipefish was photographed at Triton Bay (West Papau, Indonesia).  Ned believes it is a Bulbonaricus brucei.  These tiny fish appear to prefer (or are obligated to) Galaxea corals.  They are difficult to spot when the polyps are extended.  This pipefish further proves that some of the coolest reef animals are tiny and cryptic.

Read more about the Bulbonaricus pipefish (including more photos) over at our friend’s blog,  Bonus reason to revisit: they did a great job updating their website.

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 Leonard Ho

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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.

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