Mystery Fish ID?

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

  1. iani

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    Very cool David.
     
  2. Matt_Wandell

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

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    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

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

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

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    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.
     
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    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

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

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    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

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    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.
     
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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Wow, that is a sweet fish.
     
  18. GreshamH

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    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

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

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

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