Mystery Fish ID?

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by treylane, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. iani

    iani Guest

    Very cool David.
     
  2. Matt_Wandell

    Matt_Wandell Honorary Member


    You rock! I appreciate our conversation, and you have another email.
     
  3. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    http://research.calacademy.org/ichthyology

    They do have a very extensive collection of fishes in bottles :)

    http://research.calacademy.org/redirect?url=http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/Types/index.asp

    But they don't have it in their collection :lol:

    Don't worry, different department and Matt surely wouldn't allow it to get stuck in a jar!
     
  4. treylane

    treylane Guest

    Oh! Oh! I demand some decent non-bigfoot pix when you get a chance! :D
     
  5. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Maybe Rich can shoot us some, he's a great photographer and he works at CAS as well :)
     
  6. anderson99

    anderson99 Guest

    Very cool. I'm glad this all worked out.

    FWIW, Tong's is great shop. I used to spent lots of time and money there when I lived in the OC.
     
  7. mpoletti

    mpoletti Guest

    I think we are coming down next month. I'm no Eric or Art, but if I come down, I will bring the Nikon ;)
     
  8. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Luckily, I moved out of OC before I got too involved in reefing!
     
  9. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    I blame Steve at Lucky Ocean, I was perfectly content with Fish, Snails, Crabs and fake rocks, but he just had to give me a few of his "beat up"corals he couldn't sell....
     
  10. Matt_Wandell

    Matt_Wandell Honorary Member

    Not sure what's up with that link, I know we have way more specimens than that link shows. We have like 3 coelocanths, so I doubt we only have 5 angelfish!

    I can pretty much guarantee this fish WILL end up in a jar, but at some point far in the future after it has lived a long healthy life here in a display tank. ;)

    I'll definitely post pics here when we get the chance.
     
  11. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    I'm glad this all worked out for the best. Thank you Trey and David for supporting the Academy, you just got yourselves a ton of karma points! :)
     
  12. Thales

    Thales Past President

    Oh, the entire camera rig will be at work the day this comes in, don't you guys worry. :D
     
  13. 99sf

    99sf Guest

    I'm curious... is a behind-the-scenes tour of the Academy of Sciences available for the two SDMAS members who discovered this rare fish?
     
  14. Matt_Wandell

    Matt_Wandell Honorary Member

    Absolutely. My email is posted earlier in the thread if you would like to contact me.

    I'd really like to hear more about how Tong's acquired this fish too. I will try and get more info tomorrow.
     
  15. 99sf

    99sf Guest

    Cool! I'm going to be on the lookout for rare fish and let you know, so that I can qualify for a special tour of the CAS! Of course, the other way to qualify would be to volunteer every week, like Arnold.
     
  16. Matt_Wandell

    Matt_Wandell Honorary Member

    Super cool. Rich snapped this photo just 10 minutes out of the bag...and it did eat the shrimp. ;)

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    Many thanks to all involved for getting this fish here. We'll update with more photos when it goes on display after a 30 day QT period.
     
  17. iani

    iani Guest

    Wow, that is a sweet fish.
     
  18. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    You may have missed it but both Rich and Matt have offered BAR members behind the scenes tour numerous times. I suspect if you ask, they'll do it ;)
     
  19. patchin

    patchin Facilities / Event Coordinator

    Matt
    Is it the species you thought it was? Can you give us some more info on it?
     
  20. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    really cool. can I come in with my whole camera rig and take a few pictures?
     

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