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Bluestreak cleaner wrasse: care guide, quick facts

The bluestreak cleaner wrasse is a tropical fish with beautiful, distinct markings and the adaptation that it makes a living on the reef or in a saltwater aquarium by eating the dead scales and parasites off the outside of the other fish in your tank. Some of my favorite underwater images are of a fearless Labroides dimidiatus searching for parasites …

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6 Sensational Saltwater Shrimp

Looking for an interesting invertebrate that will add some elegance and character to your tank? Take a look at these 6 sensational saltwater shrimp 6. Coral banded Probably the first shrimp I owned, because of the price, the coral banded shrimp comes in at # 6 on the list. The position of their claws makes them look a bit like …

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Mandarin Goby, Synchiropus splendidus, in the Reef Aquarium

Do you agree that the Mandarin fish dragonet, also called the mandarin goby, psychedelic fish or mandarin dragonet is one of the most vibrantly colored reef fishes you’ve seen? a very popular but fragile saltwater fish. The scientific names for the two most commonly kept species in the reef aquarium hobby are Synchiropus splendidus, and Synchiropus picturatus. Splendid, and picturesque …

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Royal gramma

Introduction Are you thinking about adding a Royal gramma fairy basslet to your saltwater tank? If so, you’ll be in good company, because Gramma loreto, is a great beginner fish and is one of the most popular fish in the hobby. For good reason! This is one of the first animals I added to my reef tank and I have had one in …

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The bristle worm

If you have seen a bristle worm in your reef tank, you’ll probably agree they are ugly little creatures. I’m pretty sure we’re genetically programmed to be creeped out by millipede-looking creatures. There is a lot of energy and discussion about this lowly polychaete in reef aquarium circles. This is a live rock hitchhiker that reef tank owners love to …

Google Underwater Street View

Do you know what Google Underwater Street View is? Check this out. Would you agree with me that watching corals and saltwater fish is captivating? For me, the reason I set up my first saltwater aquarium was to bring that experience into my home. Did you know you could immerse yourself into 360 degrees of an underwater reef and fish …

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Best protein skimmer reviews

Looking for the best protein skimmer reviews? Well then, you’re in the right place. Whether you are in the market for your first protein skimmer or are looking to upgrade your existing protein skimmer, this article should help you sort through all the options and help you narrow your search and find the best model for your reef aquarium. Introduction to …