In a noteworthy new paper, Dr. John Randall, along with Allen Connell and Benjamin Victor, catalog the genus Pseudocoris and split two new species out as distinct, rather than geographic morphs of well-establish torpedo wrasses.
The discovery of a new rainbowfish is always occasion for cheer among a large global network of aquarists, but when a particularly spectacular species unknown to science is found in a small pond in an abandoned mining camp deep in the rainforests of remote Papua Province, the excitement spreads.
Kids and little grannies may keep them in countertop vases, but members of the genus Betta can also be of great interest to keepers of rare fishes and, yes, an underworld of shadowy characters who carry on the ancient traditions of staging battles between highly bred fighting fish males.
This issue will be featured in all 2,500 Welcome Bags at MACNA 2014 in Denver this summer.
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