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Water Colors Aquarium Gallery Podcast
108. Worst Aquarium Advice We've Seen Online

In this episode of the podcast, the Water Colors team shares their thoughts on the worst aquarium advice they could find on the internet. You can share the worst advice you’ve ever seen online on the Water Colors Aquarium Gallery Podcast Listeners Facebook group.

– In this episode, we guesstimated that there are approximately 240 species of damselfishes. The family Pomacentridae is currently comprised of 31 genera and over 380 species.
– In this episode, we failed to mentioned that Green chromis (Chromis viridis) is technically a species of damselfish, as it is a member of the Pomacentridae family, despite the fact that it would have been relevant to the discussion.

– In this episode, we brought up the pixie hawkfish (Plectranthias inermis) and discussed how it is not a member of the hawkfish family, Cirrhitidae, but is in fact a member of the damselfish family. It is actually more closely related to anthias, being a member of the Anthiinae subfamily. We also failed to mention that there is an actual hawkfish species that is also called the “pixie hawkfish”. Which would be Cirrhitichthys oxycephalus. The fact that two different fish from two entirely different familes could carry the same common name is a great example of why we don’t like common names.

Species Mentioned in this Episode:
– Oscar cichlid (Astronotus ocellatus)
– Goldfish (Carassius auratus)
– Mbuna cichlids (“Rockfish” within the Tribe: Haplochromine)
– Maroon clownfish (Amphiprion biaculeatus)
– Damselfish (Family: Pomacentridae)
– Green chromis (Chromis viridis)
– Cardinalfish (Family: Apogonidae)
– Bicolor blenny (Ecsenius bicolor)
– Clown gobies (Gobiodon spp.)
– Yellow watchman goby (Cryptocentrus cinctus)
– Firefish (Nemateleotris magnifica)
– Hawkfish (Family: Cirrhitidae)
– Arc-eye Hawkfish (Paracirrhites arcatus)
– Pixie “hawkfish” (Plectranthias inermis)
Falco hawkfish (Cirrhitichthys falco)
Flame hawkfish (Neocirrhites armatus)
Diamond sleeper goby (Valenciennea puellaris)
Sixline wrasse (Pseudocheilinus hexataenia)
Royal gramma (Gramma loreto)
Ocellaris clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris)
Coral beauty angelfish (Centropyge bispinosa)
Blue-faced angelfish (Pomacanthus xanthometopon)
Engineer goby (Pholidichthys leucotaenia)
Tangs (Family: Acanthuridae)
Bird wrasse (Gomphosus varius)
Ctenochaetus tangs (Ctenochaetus spp.)
Chocolate tang (Acanthurus pyroferus)
Tomini tang (Ctenochaetus tominiensis)
Kole tang (Ctenochaetus strigosus)
Bamboo shrimp (Atyopsis moluccensis)
Bristlenose pleco (Ancistrus spp.)
Common pleco (Pterygoplichthys pardalis)
Oto catfish (Otocinclus spp.)
Amano shrimp (Caridina multidentata)
Rosy barb (Pethia conchonius)
Tridacna clams (Tridacna spp.)
Bamboo sharks (Chiloscyllium spp.)
Gouramis (Family: Osphronemidae)
Honey gourami (Trichogaster chuna)
Betta (Betta spp.)
Three-spot gourami (Trichopodus trichopterus)
Dwarf gourami (Trichogaster lalius)
Pearl gourami (Trichopodus leerii)
Pelvicachromis kribensis
Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare)
Discus (Symphysodon spp.)
– Sparkling gourami (Trichopsis pumila)
– Panda barb (Haludaria fasciata)
– Guppy (Poecilia reticulata)
– Danios (Subfamily: Danionin)
– Tetras (Order: Characiformes)
– Swordtails (Xiphophorus spp.)
– Catfish (Order: Siluriformes)

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