Underwater

Underwater

ITS–The Celebes Sailfish or Celebes Rainbowfish (Telmatherina ladigesi), called in Indonesian Bonti-Bonti, is native to the island of Sulawesi (formerly called Celebes). Attaining a length of seven centimetres, its body is light yellow with a bright iridescent blue ...

ITS–The Powder-Blue Surgeonfish (Acanthurus  leucosternon), called in Indonesian Ikan Botana Biru, is one of the surgeon fishes mostly sought for and sold at high prices to pet lovers for its beauty. Its oval and compressed body is basically ...

ITS–The Triangle Butterfly Fish (Chaetodon triangulum) is called in Indonesia Ikan Kepe-Kepe. Its body shape is typical of a butterfly fish: compressed and triangle like. Its body is beautifully checked with brown, white and blue. A brown stripe ...

ITS–Euthymus affinis, locally called Tongkol,  is a dweller of almost all Indo-Pacific and Asian  Waters. It is related to the tuna but has a smaller (50-60 Cm) body.  It is a pelagic, schooling species and in Indonesia mostly found ...

ITS–The Emperor Angelfish (Pomacantus imperator), with bright yellow stripes against a blue background, has one of the most striking colour patterns of all angelfish. Its local name “Batman” comes from its unique black “mask” around its eyes. Emperors, ...

ITS–The Long-finned Bat Fish (Flatax pinnatus), or Platax Asli as it is called in Indonesian, has a high dorsal fin which is braced by long anal and pectoral fins. The Bat Fish has a dark body with a ...

ITS–The Brilliant Rasbora or Einthoven’s Rasbora (Rasbora  einthoveni), called in Indonesian ikan Sulir Batang is distributed in Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and Kalimantan. Its body is nine centimetres in length and it can adjust itself to live in aquariums. ...

ITS–The Clown Surgeonfish (Acanthurus lineatus) is a beautiful fish which is much sought by aquarium  owners. It was locally called “Botana Kasur” or “Mattress Botana” because its colourful body which is decorated with a velvety orange- brown background ...

ITS–Pampus chimensis, or as locally called, Bawal has a very  wide and compressed rhombus shaped  body. Like others Pampus species, P. chimensis does not have ventral fins. At the front of its dorsal fins are 5-10 small, sharp ...

ITS–The Blue King Angelfish (Pomacanthus annularis)  can reach  up to 40 cm in length in its natural habitat, but rarely exceeds  25 cm in an aquarium. The Blue King like other Angelfish has an elongated pentagon shaped body. ...