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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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What is the best aquarium chiller?

What is the best aquarium chiller for a saltwater aquarium? Read on to find out more. Last year, I had a major set-back with my display tank. While working under my tank, I messed up the temperature my heater was set at…unfortunately at the same time I was leaving for vacation, which was also during a heat wave. Long story …

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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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Coralline algae–the algae you want in your tank

I don’t think the average aquarium owner thinks about algae as being a good thing—but there are algae, Coralline Algae, that are desirable, attractive and a hallmark of a healthy tank. Although the word coral is in coralline algae, they are certainly not corals. Coralline algae are a macroalgae that has a calcified (stony) skeleton, similar in some ways to the skeletons …

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Acan Coral Care Guide

Acanthastrea corals, commonly known as the Acan Coral or Acan Lords, are Large Polyp Stony corals, and one of the most beautifully colored soft coral species. They come in various shades of purple, red, green, blue, orange, brown, rust or pale tan to pale grey. The family includes many species, which have a lot of different names. Acan corals in the ocean …