What do fairies, angels, and dragons have in common? They’re all newcomers this week to Forest Lake Pets! Who knew Saltwater Saturday could be so dreamy. Full list of arrivals below.
SALTWATER FISH Strawberry Pseudochromis Green Mandarin Dragonet Foxface Powder Blue Tang Powder Brown Tang Clown Tang Emperor Angel Social Fairy Wrasse Banana Wrasse Melanarus Wrasse Blue Stripe Dottyback
“…a sea floor…at first glance might appear to be sand and mud, when you look closely and…just wait, all sorts of creatures show themselves, with little heads popping out of the sand. It is a metropolis.” – Sylvia Earle 🌊 And so, too, is the small world in a marine aquarium. Full list of saltwater arrivals below.
SALTWATER FISH Blue Eye Bristletooth Tang Chocolate Half Black Tang Powder Brown Tang Sailfin Tang Blue Hippo Tang Squamipinnis Anthias (M) Green Mandarin Dragonet Melanarus Wrasse Sixline Wrasse Antenna Goby Diamond Goby Yellow Watchman Goby Ceram Lawnmower Blenny Coral Beauty
INVERTEBRATES White Starfish Frilly Arrow Crab Red Leg Hermit Crab Blue Leg Hermit Crab Emerald Crab Peppermint Shrimp Tiger Pistol Shrimp Bumble Bee Snail Nassarius Snail Pink Margarita Snail Black Foot Trochus Snail
New Fish Friday is extra special this week, because it is all African fish! These arrivals include bichirs bigger than typically seen in stores, as well as Tigerfish and nano killifish.Check out the full list below!
Saltwater Saturday special feature: the Purple Queen Anthias! With these colors, the name is self-explanatory. 🙌 These fish can be finicky eaters, but the ones we have received are already eating frozen shrimp! If you ever get one that is being picky, with a start of copepods, live baby brine shrimp, and some patience a transition to frozen or pellet food is possible. They’ll be well worth the work! Full list of saltwater arrivals below.
Are you a LARGE or small pufferfish connoisseur? Puffers are some of our favorite fish, with their cute features (is it us or do some have puppy faces!?), quirky personalities, and of course that unique body shape. This week we received one of the world’s smallest puffers–the Dwarf Pea Puffer (~1.5″ max size)–as well as a larger but more medium size puffer, the Mekong River Puffer (~4″ max size). While Dwarf Pea Puffers tend to work in a community tank (albeit they can still be feisty), the Mekong River Puffer commonly needs to be housed alone. One of the best things about Pea Puffers? Watching them slurp up bloodworms like spaghetti! Comparatively, the bigger puffers are fun to watch chomp down on clam shells with their sharp beaks.
Check out our other freshwater arrivals below.
ODDBALL Pao abei “Mekong River Puffer” Dwarf Pea Puffer Ctenopoma acutirostre “Leopard Bush Fish” Black Bar Red Hook
CICHLIDS Assorted Peacock Cichlid Assorted Malaysian Discus Blood Red Parrot Cichlid Elecric Blue Jack Dempsey Electric Blue Ram