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7 Coolest Saltwater Aquarium Fish for Beginners

Here is a list of the 7 coolest saltwater aquarium fish for beginners. If you are looking for a cool saltwater fish, you might want to start with the list here. Criteria for inclusion in this list To make this very exclusive list, the fish must be: Very cool Relatively inexpensive Hardy Did I mention cool? Caveat 1: the fish …

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Picasso Clownfish: Rare fish or overpriced?

Excited here to show of the latest edition to my nano aquarium—these Grade A Picasso Clownfish. What are Picasso Clownfish? Picasso clownfish are Percula clownfish that possess a naturally occurring variation in their coloration and striping pattern. According to Live Aquaria, most of the Picassos in the hobby today are thought to have originated back from ORA Farms. What makes …

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Dwarf lionfish care guide

Dwarf lionfish (or is it lion fishes?) are popular and intriguing tank fish because of their remarkable coloration and shape, but also because of the graceful yet venomous danger held in their iconic, flowing fins. is a scorpionfish belonging to the genus Dendrochirus. The most popular species in this genus are D. biocellatus (Fu Manchu or Two spot), D. brachyptherus (Dwarf Fuzzy …

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Mysis Shrimp: A Favorite Fish & Coral Food

One of my favorite frozen foods to feed my saltwater fish is frozen mysis shrimp. Almost every fish I have ever kept has instantly recognized the floating white morsels as a meal. I’ve offered them at the same time as flakes (which would otherwise be voraciously eaten if it wasn’t competing with the mysis shrimps), and the fish will swim …

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Saltwater ich treatment: A comprehensive guide

A lot has been written about saltwater ich treatment, one of the most important and most common challenges in the saltwater aquarium hobby. Articles on the topic, including those I’ve written in the past, are often littered with cliches like: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, because once the parasite gets in your tank, it is extremely …