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  1. This is correct. The image, and behaviour, look different because it is a juvenile. Typically there would also have been a pair of adults in the anemone.
  2. The first one are juvenile cardinalfish. Could be wassinki or the very similar cyanosoma. Did you see adults nearby? The second looks like a kind of scorpionfish but not one I know The third is a ghostgoby, most likely Pleurosicya mossambica The fourth is a female shoulderspot wrasse (Leptojulis cyanopleura)
  3. Image two shape and eye colouration resemble the ghostgoby (genus Pleurosycia). I can't find one with a clear match to your image with perhaps P. carolinensis getting closest. It is known from Luzon so could be in Anilao. Juveniles are always hard to ID because reference books often don't have pictures for them. Image 4 may be a young lizardfish based on eye position and mouth/lip colouration. Image six looks like a juvenile kashmir snapper to me.
  4. It looks like a Tomiyamichthys species to me. Most similar to T. lanceolatus but they typically have two dark spots on the back of the first dorsal fin (there is actually a picture of one from you on the internet). I don't know if the black spots can be absent based on behaviour or gender but I don't see good alternatives.
  5. I thought I'd just update this old threat with the announcement that the "rhinoceros blenny" turned out to be a new species, as well as a new genus, of goby that has just been scientifically described as Cerogobius petrophilus (horned goby). With Ceros referring to horned and petrophilus, "rock loving", referring to its habit of living in small worm holes in rocks. They comment on it being the only goby with a single 'horn' on the mid snout and point of the similarities in behaviour and anatomy with blennies that occupy small worm holes in rocks. Here is the citation but the paper is unfortunately not publicly available. Zootaxa 4565 (2): 171–189. March 8, 2019 Cerogobius petrophilus (Perciformes: Gobiidae), a new gobiid genus and species from the Red Sea MARCELO KOVAČIĆ, SERGEY V. BOGORODSKY, EMILY M. TROYER, LUKE TORNABENE
  6. This is Crossosalarias macrospilos, or the Triplespot blenny.
  7. I am interested in this as well. One requirement is to get enough light for the exposure and Jack's test is promising. Another is to get enough light to 'compete with sunlight' which I expect will work at least for objects at close range. Regarding the former point, does anyone know if this LED ring light flash pulse is as short as conventional strobes (so much less than 1/250th of a second so illumination is independent of shutter time). If the LEDs give a longer (let's say 1/20th of a second) pulse, and technically I think they could without overheating, greater illumination can be achieved by using longer exposures up to the flash pulse length. In other works, would Jack's shot at 1/125 sec have been brighter/dimmer at 1/60 or 1/250, respectively. Another question: youtube videos seem to suggest you can run the ring in continuous mode and still use the pulse flash. If so this could be both a focusing light and low-power strobe.
  8. Here are two shots of the Oplopomops-like goby. Found at 4-6m depth on fine sand/silt with seagrass in Marsa Abu Dabbab (25.338 (lat)34.74 (lng)).
  9. Thanks Emily, that is great news. Definitely deeper than I and Alex found them and on the Saudi side of the Red Sea. I found mine near shore but I think Alex also found them on an outer reef. My problem has been that as a hobbyist I couldn't easyly get paperwork to catch and export fish so it is great that you can do this. There is also a new Oplopomops goby I found in a seagrass field in the Red Sea that Sergey would like to get specimens off. I can dig up an image just in case you've seen it. Or sometimes just knowing about it makes it harder to see and recognize.
  10. Wow! I've been distracted with freshwater aquariums and breeding cichlids so hadn't checked wetpixel for a while. Boy am I glad I did tonight. I would love to know more about the location and habitat where you found them. Your images show two separate dorsal fins so it appears to be a goby after all. I would not be surprised if it is a brand new genus and wonder if you'd be willing to donate the specimens to science, perhaps that is why you caught them in the first place. Bart
  11. I learned something new today. Thanks. Very cool how nature keeps surprising us.
  12. 3 seen things like this in the Red Sea and thought they were a juvenile dartfish but also check out the shortfin minidartfish (aioliops brachypterus) 4 probably silver demoiselle (neopomacentrus anabatoides) no luck on the others though the bottom two are probably obvious if you've seen them before.
  13. 1 peacock fairy-wrasse (cirrhilabrus temminckii) 2 juvenile batu coris (coris batuensis) 4 blackspot damselfish (pomacentrus stigma) 5 wolf cardinalfish (cheilodipterus artus) 7 lemon damselfish (pomacentrus molluccensis) others already correctly identified
  14. 1 looks like lined chromis (chromis lineata) 2 juvenile bird wrasse ( gomphosus varius) 3 threespot dascyllus with acne ( D. trimaculatus)
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