Our patients love looking at the colorful saltwater fish in our dental office. Like the characters in the children’s classic “Finding Nemo” and it’s new sequel “Finding Dory”, Dr. Chamberlain has a collection of bright saltwater fish. Here are a few of our favorites to look for when you visit.
Nemo: Clown Fish – recognizable by his bright orange and white stripes and rounded fins, Nemo lives in the Springville front office aquarium.
Tigger: Flame Anglefish – Just like it’s colorful name suggests, this saltwater fish is darker orange with a blue tipped dorsal fin. His black stripes earned him the name Tigger. See if you can find him in our front aquarium.
Little Blue: Purple Tang – This bright blueish-purple fish might look familiar, but she is not the same kind of fish as our friend Dory. Blue is related to Dory but different in a few key ways. Purple tangs don’t have black stripes along their backs and are closer in color to Violet or bluish-purple than the bright blue of the Blue Tang. Little Blue lives in the waiting room aquarium with Nemo and two Yellow Tang friends.
Pongo: Panther Grouper – Pongo gets his name from his black and white polka-dots, which look quite a bit like a Dalmatian’s spots. As a larger carnivorous fish, Pongo lives in the circular tank with our two saltwater sharks!
Mike and Ike: Bamboo Sharks – One all gray, the other brown with leopard-like spots, Mike and Ike are brothers who fight over food but really love each other. Look for them in our circular tank surrounding the open bay dental hygiene area.
Dory: Blue Tang – Dory lives In our office waiting room. She is blue with black stripes and a yellow tail, just like our friend from the newest Pixar movie!