FAQs about Squirrelfishes and Soldierfishes,
Family Holocentridae, Identification
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|Mystery Squirrelfish 07/20/2008 Hi
Bob, <Neale> Can you put a name to this fellow? Obviously a
Holocentrid of some type, <Mmm, actually a "look
alike" family, the Big Eyes, Priacanthidae... Maybe
but I'm afraid that's as far as I can go. On sale at a
local fish shop here for Â£130, about $250 or so.
<Wowzah!> Quite a big beast, about 15 > cm from snout to
tail.> > Feel free to use the image on WWM!<Will post,
share> > Cheers, Neale <And you, BobF>>
|Re: Mystery Squirrelfish 07/20/2008
Hello Bob, <Big N> Thanks for this. Yes, looks like the beast
in question. Would I be correct in saying these fish, being deep
water/nocturnal fish, require cooler than average conditions?
<Mmm, there are some cooler water species... this one is... oh,
I see this below> Given the subtropical distribution of this
species, I was hazarding a guess around 18-22 C (68-72 F).
<Yes> I'm writing up a "shop tour" and my
not-too-subtle intention is to make it clear to readers that this
fish can't be thrown into the average reef tank but will need
its own quarters. Cheers, Neale <Ahh, I do concur, encourage the
inclusion of this note. Cheers! BobF>
Squirrelfish What kind of Squirrelfish is a Sargocentron
stiniferum? Do you have any pictures of this fish that
you can send me? <I think you may mean Sargocentron spiniferum.
Please see here: http://www.wetwebmedia.com/holocent.htm
|another ID question... How does one tell
those damn squirrelfish apart? <Mmm, with keys, comparisons...
ref.s of the regions biota:
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/holocent.htm Likely H.
adscensionis Bob F>