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In Topic: Red and whitespotted pygmygoby?

01 July 2015 - 01:53 AM

Looks like a Tropical Striped Triplefin  (Helcogramma striata) to me.

In Topic: Searching for a destination for my next vacation in April - May 2015

15 March 2015 - 02:22 AM

I meant to also say that I agree with Luko re Gangga Island. It ticks most of your boxes. Been there three times - top notch resort

In Topic: Searching for a destination for my next vacation in April - May 2015

14 March 2015 - 01:32 AM

Maldives is a possibility. Easy flights from Europe, lots of land based options at upscale resorts with wifi, & good snorkelling but make sure you pick a resort with an accessible house reef (some need a short boat trip). Like Tim says you will not get all of your requirements. This is the start of the rainy season but rain there tends to come in warm, heavy, quick bursts and then it is gone and red hot again. You actually may not get any at all. It doesn't affect the diving. Not sure about private guides; you may be able to arrange but I suspect at serious cost. Sorry, I don't know what SPA is!

In Topic: Red Sea "Rhinoceros" blenny

07 March 2015 - 01:16 AM

Nice find Bart and good luck. It might become Blennius hazesii!

In Topic: Ghost Pipefish

22 February 2015 - 06:04 AM

Thanks Alison - have seen the one called "Velvet" in Reef Fish of the Tropical Pacific - and now yours -  but it is not a described species. It could I suppose be a juvenile form of one of the authenticated types.  As you say, mine has some similarities but doesn't seem smooth enough.

S. paegnius is the Roughsnout which I think maybe no. 5 above.