Aplysia Sea Hare Slug: Facts, Eggs, Ink & Care Guide

If you’re looking for a challenging, unusual invertebrate to add to your tank, take a look at the Aplysia Sea Hare Slug Due to the possible toxins, a sea hare can release, and it’s specific care requirements, this species is considered very difficult to keep. It’s recommended that only expert-level hobbyist attempt to take on this fascinating invertebrate because it can be …

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Domino damselfish-threespot Dascyllus trimaculatus

Here’s a riddle for you: what’s black and white and in tanks all over? The Domino Damselfish, of course! Let’s take a closer look at this clownfish cousin to help you decide if it would be a good saltwater fish to add to your aquarium. Quick facts about the Domino Damselfish: Scientific Name: Dascyllus trimaculatus Common Names: Threespot Dascyllus, Three …

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Saltwater firefish goby: quick facts, care guide, diet and more

You will probably agree with me that the saltwater firefish goby, Nemateleotris magnifica, is a gorgeous saltwater fish, right? It is inexpensive, commonly available in the trade and might be at your local fish store right now. If you’re thinking about adding one to your reef tank, check out the rest of this article to see what it takes to care …

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Sometimes…your fish just die

Here is something you don’t see written about this hobby very often.  Sometimes your fish just die. You can care for them the same way you care for everything else in your tank but despite your best efforts, the fish might just die. While I’m pretty sure it’s worse for them then it is for us…(pretty sure?)…I certainly don’t love when it …

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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 …