Growing Up … on the Reef

A couple of months ago, I acquired a baby Moyer’s Dragonet (Synchiropus moyeri) – a fish that many aquarium enthusiasts know as one of the species of dragonet that shares the general trade name “scooter blenny.” We named him “Tai,” a word which means “fat” in Japanese and “supreme” in Mandarin Chinese – both of which are starting to fit him well. The Moyer’s dragonet differs from other species within its genus mostly in terms of color: the Moyer’s has yellow fins with black or green highlights and a more brilliant adult coloration than its cousin, the Red Starry Dragonet (Synchiropus

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