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Five Best Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Beginners

5 Best Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Beginners What makes a fish species a great saltwater aquarium fish for beginners?  There are a few key attributes that are most important if you are a looking to add a great community fish to your saltwater aquarium. A great saltwater aquarium fish for beginners must be: Hardy Vibrant Inexpensive Non-aggressive Hardiness To be a …

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Six Line Wrasse

The popular and (sometimes) pugnacious six line wrasse Pseudocheilinus hexataenia, commonly known as Six Line Wrasse or Six Stripe Wrasse, is one of the most popular saltwater fish you can find in stores and online. They are one of the top 20 most commonly imported saltwater fish. One look at them and it isn’t hard to see why they are …

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Purple firefish: Nemmateleotris decora

Purple Firefish Guide The Nemmateleotris decora, commonly known as Purple Firefish, Purple Dartfish, Flame Firefish, Decorated Dartfish, Fire Goby or Decorated Firefish, the Indo-west-Pacific Ocean area in 1973. Its natural coloration is white to various degrees of yellow shades, with deep purple hues beginning at the head and ending in various maroon shades at the tips of its fins. Purple …

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Royal gramma

The Royal gramma is a great beginner saltwater fish The Royal gramma basslet, Gramma loreto, is a great beginner fish for the new saltwater aquarium. I have had a Royal gramma in every reef tank set up since I started in this great hobby, because they are perfectly sized, beautifully colored, hardy,  tolerant of the conditions within a saltwater tank and spend …

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Midas blenny: Ecsenius midas

The Midas blenny, Ecsenius midas, is great beginner fish for a medium-sized aquarium or larger (at least 20 gallons, according to Marine Fishes and at least 30 gallons, according to Live Aquaria). The Midas blenny is an easy-to-care-for species with a  deep golden color, for which it gets its name, and blue accents around the eyes and fins. The colors of …

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Clownfish Eggs Development and Clownfish Breeding Journal

Do you have clownfish breeding in your tank? Did your clownfish lay eggs? Raising baby clownfish from clownfish eggs that were laid in my reef aquarium is one of coolest things I have ever experienced in this hobby. If your clownfish pair laid eggs in your tank, congratulations–I’m so glad you will also share in this experience. Of all the …