some new fish pictures

sanjay

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recently I added a few serranus species basses to my tank.

This is an Serranus Annularis (Orange back bass). i added two of these.



the other bass I added is another serranus sp. I was told it was not yet fully named. An awesome fish as you can see from the colors and patterns.





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KathyC

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Very pretty Sanjay :) The markings on the second fish are spectacular!
Are the Annularis a male/female pair?

Any idea why they have such an oddly shaped pupil?
 

sanjay

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I don't know if the annularis i have are M/F. I just like to add multiples of fish if I can in the hopes that they will form a pair. Not even sure if these fish are sequential hermaphrodites. So far the 2 have not killed each other, so there is hope that they could become a pair.

As for the shape of the pupil.. I have have no idea why its shaped like it is.

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sanjay

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Beautiful fish!!

Any chance they would thrive in a 40g?

They dont get very big. The serranus annularis has a max size of about 3". So should be fine in a 40G.

I think some of the basses, like the chalk bass are often overlooked as reef fish. They are small and relatively cheap, and pretty.

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Some of the basses are really cool looking fish. I have no idea about the pupils either, but if it helps at all most of the pseudos, bass, and groupers have that tear drop shape to their pupils.
 

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Sanjay, they look sweet my friend. Do you shoot your pix in video mode and just select a single frame? My fish like to swim. Yours seem to pose for you :banghead:

Best of luck with them. They truly are beautiful.

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