01-13-2013, 06:00 AM #1
I don't have a saltwater tank, but...
I saw this picture on tumblr and I have to know...
What on EARTH is that bright orange fish in the middle?! I have never seen anything like it o_O It almost looks fake... but I can't tell. Help? haha
01-13-2013, 06:08 AM #2
01-13-2013, 01:35 PM #3
01-13-2013, 01:56 PM #4
It looks like some type of filefish. They belong to the same Order that triggerfish and pufferfish are members of.
The corals appear to be genuine to me. I can identify tubastraea (sun coral, the same coral that's in my avatar); turbinaria (pagoda coral), platygyra (maze brain coral), pectinia (lettuce coral), caulastrea (trumpet coral), zoanthids and others. Most of the coral feeder tentacles do not appear to be extended in the photo.
It looks like some of the tubastraea is experiencing some tissue recession and nuisance algae is growing on the bare skeleton: not fake.African cichlid and saltwater aquariums
01-13-2013, 09:10 PM #5
Google Anoplocapros lenticularis. I think it is that.
FWIW, the photo is apparently from uShaka Marine World.
Beautiful fish, though.