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Mah Jongg Tiles - Tropical Fish.
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Mah Jongg Tiles – Tropical Fish.
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Mah Jongg Tile Set Description

Tile Set Name: FISHES.TIL
Subject: Tropical Fishes of the world
Created by: Ron Gemeinhardt


As any aquarium hobbyist or occasional pet-shop browser knows, there is no
shortage of color among the denizens of the world's oceans, rivers and other
bodies of water. This tile set is composed of common (and not so common)
aquarium dwellers--both freshwater and marine; vertebrates and invertebrates.

This set uses a direct-replacement scheme of tile substitution. Each suit in
the traditional Mah Jongg tile set has been replaced by a new suit, as

Freshwater fishes of Asia (replaces suit of dots; *=brackish water species):

1) Clown loach (Botia macracantha)
2) Red-tailed shark (Labeo bicolor)
3) Tiger barb (Capoeta tetrazona)
4) Black ruby barb (Puntius nigrofasciatus)
5) Archer fish (Toxotes jaculator) *
6) Mono (or Malayan angel) (Monodactylus argenteus) *
7) Pearl gourami (Trichogaster leeri)
8) Dwarf gourami (Colisa lalia)
9) Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens)

Freshwater fishes of the Americas (replaces suit of bamboo):

11) Fancy guppy (Poecilia reticulata)
12) Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare)
13) Firemouth (Cichlasoma meeki)
14) Tiger oscar (Astronotus ocellatus)
15) Neon tetra (Paracheirodon innesi)
16) Marbled hatchetfish (Carnegiella strigata)
17) Heckel discus (Symphysodon discus discus)
18) Green severum (Cichlasoma severum)
19) Dwarf gold ram (Microgeophagus ramerizi)

Coral reef fishes (replaces suit of characters):

21) Common clown (Amphiprion ocellaris)
22) Yellow tang (Zebrasoma flavescens)
23) Long-nosed butterflyfish (Forcipiger flavissimus)
24) Oriole angel (Centropyge bicolor)
25) Flame angel (Centropyge loriculus)
26) Blue devil (Pomacentrus coeruleus)
27) Regal tang (Paracanthurus hepatus)
28) Royal gramma (Gramma loreto)
29) Picasso triggerfish (Rhinecanthus aculeatus)

Miscellaneous aquarium dwellers (replace dragons):

10) Mystery snail (???)
20) Water flea (Daphnia sp.)
30) Florida seahorse (Hippocampus hudsonius)

Tropical invertebrates (higher orders; replace winds):

31) Hermit crab (Dardanus megistos)
32) Starfish (???)
33) Chambered nautilus (Nautilus pompilius)
34) Lobster (Enoplometopus occidentalis)

Tropical invertebrates (lower orders; replace seasons):

35) Nudibranch (Glossodoris sp.)
36) Sea fan (gorgon) (Gorgonarie acanthomuricea)
37) Featherduster worm (Sabella sp.)
38) Pipe organ coral (Tubipora musica)

Freshwater tropical plants (replace flowers):

39) Amazon sword (Echinodorus sp.)
40) Madagascar lace (Aponogeton madagascariensis)
41) Jungle val (Vallisneria americana)
42) Cryptocoryne (Cryptocoryne sp.)

Important note: To help you identify which tiles belong to these last two
suits, each has a common "ocean/river floor" color for all four tiles. The
plants are on a muddy brown bottom; the invertebrates rest on a dark gray
"coral sand" floor.

The notation ??? means no particular genus is represented. As for the
chambered nautilus--OK, so you'll NEVER see one in an aquarium, but it is a
pretty little beastie, isn't it?

(Incidentally, if you look carefully, you'll notice only the dwarf gourami,
pearl gourami and betta are blowing bubbles. These three fishes are able to
obtain oxygen from air as well as water--hence the bubbles.)

Some notes on legibility:
These tiles use cyan as the base color, rather than light gray, which may make
the default mouse cursor a bit hard to see. A bright cyan mouse cursor (color
number 11) works very well, and a black background (color 0) also improves the
display's appearance quite a bit. Also, since some of the fishes have rather
long names, the lettering on the tile faces is designed to minimize fatigue
and eyestrain, at the expense of a uniform character set.

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