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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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Five Starter Fish Every Saltwater Hobbyist Should Avoid

5 Saltwater Starter Fish Every Saltwater Hobbyist Should Avoid What is a saltwater starter fish? When you set up a saltwater fish tank, the first fish you put in the tank (the fish you start with) could be considered starter fish. When applied broadly, the term starter fish probably refers to a fish that is good to add when setting …

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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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Pulsing Xenia Coral Care: Xenia Elongata

Description of the Pulsing Xenia coral The Pulsing Xenia coral, Xenia elongata, also known as Pulse Coral, Pulsing Xenia, Hand Coral, Pom Pom Coral, Red Sea Xenia or Bouquet Encrusting coral in some areas, is a popular, fast growing, easy to frag soft corals species. The pulsing xenia coral gets its name because of the rhythmic pulsing action of the coral …

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Mandarin Goby, Synchiropus splendidus, in the Reef Aquarium

Mandarin Goby Care Guide The Mandarin Goby, also called the mandarinfish, psychedelic fish or mandarin dragonet is a very popular but fragile saltwater fish. The scientific name is Synchiropus splendidus, and splendid they are. Their psychedelic coloration is what makes them unique and impossible to mistake for other species. A Mandarin Goby has scale-less bodies in blue or green, with striking orange …