几个星期前,我在纽约Reefapalooza之前前往马里兰州,专门绕路去了Jason Fox的珊瑚圣地。我会在适当的时候为你们带来珊瑚欣赏,但是今天我想和大家分享jason fox的珊瑚缸中密集的倒吊鱼们。

 

每一位珊瑚爱好者都有自己喜欢的鱼类,Coppolino喜欢神仙鱼, Kohen喜欢隆头鱼,而Jason Fox毫无疑问喜欢倒吊类。他的每一口缸都有众多吊类,大约有50-60种倒吊类生活在他各种缸里。


 

在他的400加仑(约1500升)的珊瑚缸中,生活着最密集的倒吊鱼类,在那里我可以为他的吊类拍一个很棒的家族照片。在这个400加仑的珊瑚缸中,他有一条天狗吊,金眼吊,火箭吊,黄金吊,黑丝绒吊,紫吊,大帆吊,黄金咖啡吊,最后,这是我见过的最好的黄金咖啡吊了。


 

这只特殊的咖啡吊全身都是金黄色,黑色的鱼鳍,橙红色的眼睛,脸上像带了暗色的面具。随着光线角度不同会呈现出深绿色到亮蓝色。FOX公司弄那么多倒吊在他的缸内,既是兴趣,也是明智的选择,这些倒吊能帮助清理藻类,并且不会伤害珊瑚。

 

造访FOX公司观赏他的珊瑚,是一项绝佳的体验,但是我们的的思绪依旧被他那群倒吊,尤其是黄金咖啡吊所勾走了。毫无疑问,我们会继续关注他大规模繁殖珊瑚的视频,但与此同时,很高兴看到jason fox对珊瑚水族的热情没有边界,他对鱼的喜爱几乎和他对珊瑚的痴迷相媲美。




原文:

A few weeks ago I travelled to Maryland right before Reefapalooza New York specifically to take a detour at the coral mecca of Jason Fox Signature Corals. I’ll be getting to the corals in due time but today I want to share with you the dense assortment of surgeonfish in the reef and coral tanks of Jason Fox. 

 

Every reefer has their own group of fish that they are really into: Coppolino loves his angelfish, Kohen loves his wrasses, and there’s no question that Jason Fox is really into surgeonfish. Every one of his coral tanks is absolutely loaded with tangs, naso and there must be around 50 to 60 surgeonfish throughout his various tanks. 

 

However it’s his 400 gallon working reef tank which has the densest population of surgeonfish, wherein I was able to make some great family photos of his tangs altogether. In this one 400 gallon tank he’s got a naso, kole, tomini, yellow, black, purple, sailfin, yellow scopas tang and finally, one of the nicest koi scopas tangs I’ve ever seen!

 

This particularly colorful koi scopas has a bright yellow body, with black fins, orange-red eyes, and a dark mask on the face which ranges from deep green to light blue depending on the angle of the light. It’s interesting, and a logical choice, that Fox would enlist so many surgeonfish throughout his tanks to help combat any algae growth, and this is one group of fish which almost never messes with corals. 

 

It was quite a pleasant surprise to visit Fox’s place with the intent of seeing his corals, but being blown away by his tang-dominated fish collection, especially the koi tang. Definitely stay tuned for videos of his massive coral propagation operation but in the meantime, it’s nice to see that Jason’s passion for aquariums has no borders, with an appreciation for cool fish that almost rivals his obsession for corals.