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A list of the 20 most popular Saltwater Fish

What is your favorite Saltwater Fish? This article will start with an overview of the most popular saltwater fishes and then dive deeper (pun intended) into a few recommendations to help you make a good choice for your reef tank. Remember, just because it is popular doesn’t make it a good choice. This is an area where following the crowd can lead you down the wrong path–so please read through the entire article before buying …

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Yellow Tang: Caring for this saltwater fish in a reef tank

The Yellow Tang is one of the most common saltwater fish, because of its striking color, fantastic shape, bold personalities and relative ease of care. They will add a pop of color to even the brightest reef tank. Introduction They are, (not surprisingly), yellow in color (shocking…I know), ranging from a pastel-y buttery color to an almost neon color that changes based on age, season and time of day.  Don’t be alarmed if the fish …

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Favorite Saltwater Fish Foods

This may sound obvious, once you read this, but feeding the animals in your tank is one of the most important things you will do for them. Surprisingly, however, people don’t talk much about food in this hobby, and I don’t see a lot written about the topic. Since I love awkward conversations, I thought, this would be great to write about my favorite saltwater fish foods. On the reef, your fish essentially enjoy the …

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6 Shy saltwater fish

Looking for a shy saltwater fish? Read more to find out 6 great options for your reef aquarium. 6 Shy saltwater fish you may want to add to your tank One common trait that the most popular and common saltwater fish share is a certain boldness in the aquarium. I’m not talking about aggressiveness, per se, but rather a lack of skittishness that keeps the fish comfortably swimming in your tank. But if you have …

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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 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. Predator/Prey Territory Food Spawning Predator/prey Predator/prey aggression is when your fish tries to eat the other inhabitant because it looks …

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Buying saltwater fish and corals online

Introduction to buying saltwater fish and corals online The advice and support you can get from a local fish store can sometimes be worth its weight in gold, but if you are like some of us in the hobby, you either aren’t located in an area with a lot of good local fish store options or you are looking for a selection of saltwater fish and corals that expands beyond what is available in your local …