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How to prepare your aquarium for a hurricane or winter storm

How to prepare your aquarium for a hurricane or winter storm News coverage of the hurricanes has flooded the TV, internet and social media channels, whipping us all into a frenzy. My heart goes out to all of those who were in the direct path of destruction. The videos and photos are humbling. If you are like me, your saltwater aquarium is almost …

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7 Aggressive Saltwater Fish

Danger–use caution when adding these 7 aggressive saltwater fish to your community tank–if you do, you may be asking for problems. Types of aggression shown by saltwater fish: Aggression between saltwater fish is often related to one of two major factors–a predator/prey relationship, where the fish treats the other animal as food–or because the fish is defending its territory. Preditor/Prey …

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Flame angelfish care guide

The Flame Angelfish, Centropyge loricula, is one of the most popular dwarf angelfish species. All you have to do is see one single specimen to realize why they are so popular. These fish get their name Flame (angel) from their striking fiery red bodies with an orange center, just like a fire core. They display vertical black bars on the …

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Saltwater Aquarium Setup Guide Tutorial

I started Saltwater Aquarium Blog in 2009, and despite the fact that I have written thousands of words on the topic and published a book on the subject, I realized that I never wrote a comprehensive blog post that simplifies the saltwater aquarium setup process. That was the inspiration for this blog post. If you have not set up a saltwater …

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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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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 …