Blue Ocean SARL公司(以下简称BOS)极度热衷于收集马达加斯岛海域里的各种鱼。几周前他们发现了一只混种的虎纹神仙,而今天他们则找到一种Paracheilinus hemitaeniatus(为了方便描述暂译为:隆头鱼),人们几乎都不认识这种鱼,是因为这种鱼仅存在于马达加斯加岛附近海域。直到今天BOS公司找到了它们并带了回来。

 

我们都知道,雄性的隆头鱼都有着五颜六色的体色,而我们却不知道这条隆头鱼是如此之大。上面的图片展示的是一条成熟的雄性个体,虽然图片看不出来,但它的颜色简直是精美绝伦。


 

它的尾鳍如霓虹灯一般,脸部,头部,背鳍,和身躯标志性的色彩大胆而艳丽。我们觉得来自红海的八线龙已经够大了,但这种隆头鱼比它还要大。

 

当然,目前由于这种鱼数量极少,想要饲养在珊瑚缸里你需要花费很多钱来购买它。希望随着进口量的增大,这种鱼可以出现在每位玩家的珊瑚缸里。它不仅能为我们珊瑚缸增添色彩,还能为当地人的收入贡献一份力量。我们已经等不及BOS公司为我们带来新品种的鱼了。

原文:

Blue Ocean SARL is on fire collecting exciting fish from Madagascar – a couple weeks ago it was a hybrid tiger angelfish and today it’s the holy grail flasher wrasse, Paracheilinus hemitaeniatus. The little known half banded or ‘Hemi’ flasher wrasse is only known from Madagascar which is why we have hardly ever seen or heard of this fish until Blue Ocean began their collecting station there. 

 

Like all flasher wrasses we knew that the males of Hemi Flasher Wrasses would be colorful in display but we had no idea they would be so BIG! The image above shows a mature male in full adult coloration, although it’s obviously not displaying. But the colors of this fish in ‘relaxed’ mode are simply exquisite. 

 

The anal fin is a veritable neon sign of colors and the markings on the face, head, dorsal fin and half the body are strikingly bold. We thought the eight line fairy wrasse Paracheilinus octotaenia from the Red Sea got large but the Hemi Flashe Wrasse is right up there with it. 

 

Surely the first few specimens to reach aquarium markets around the world will cost a small fortune but hopefully with more and regular exports this is a fish that could eventually be seen outside high end collectors’ aquariums. It’s great to see the collections or ornamental fish paying off – and providing sustainable income for locals – and we can’t wait to see what Blue Ocean SARL will come up with next!