POTM September 2021 Voting Thread

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redlands, CA
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Submissions have been made and now we get down to the voting portion of the contest!

SUBJECT: Rare/uncommon fish. Not "rare" but, legitimately rarely seen in the hobby at all. An example, my fusilier damselfish. Prolific in the wild, but rarely seen in the trade. What they lack in looks, they make up for in behavior. I had 5, sold 3 after a month of trying to sell the shoal, and eneded up keeping 2. 100% peaceful. They actually change colors depending on whether chilling, eating, or scared.

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Still learning after almost 25 years reefing
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I know @Vette67 has a lavender tang.
I do. And I tell you, this fish never sits still, so it’s tough to get a clear picture And I mean it is ALWAYS on the move. I don’t think the Hawaii ban has caught up to these yet like it has for the yellow tang, but it will become harder to find as time goes on.


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As Matt said, think uncommon as in not seen in the hobby often.
This is a great opportunity to share seldom seen fish that you have successfully owned. Remember it doesn’t have to be ‘expensive’ rare.
Here’s a few old photos ( not for submission- just to keep party rolling).

I would love to see some of these from your tanks:
Hi Fin Red Banded Goby (Stonogobiops nematodes)
Convict Tang


I’ll have to get a more current and better photo. Would this count. I think this is a Yellow Tail Damoiselles (Neopomacentrus Azysron). One of the fish experts can confirm.



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The Scribbled Arothron Puffer, also known as the Map Puffer, has a very distinct and vivid appearance. The main color ranges from light tans to dark yellows and it has a network of black "scribbles" covering the body, forming an intricate pattern. They typically reach an adult size of 24 to 28 inches in length, though some have been known to reach 36 inches or more.