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Gorgonian coral care guide

Do you have what it takes to care for a Gorgonia Coral in your reef aquarium? The answer to that is probably, and also maybe not. Huh? Have I completely lost my mind? Yes. But allow me to explain. Gorgonian Corals are a diverse and fascinating group to learn about, …

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Gem Tang Care: Zebrasoma gemmatum

Gem Tangs (Zebrasoma gemmatum) hold the honor in the tang world as fetching the highest prices. Even juveniles command four digits. They may not be the flashiest members of their group, but they’re still stunning to behold. And if you’re going to spend THAT much on one of these gems …

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Royal gramma

Are you thinking about adding a Royal gramma basslet to your saltwater tank? If so, you’ll be in good company because Gramma loreto is a great beginner fish and is one of the most popular fish in the hobby. For a good reason! This is one of the first animals I added to …

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Starry Blenny Aquarium Care Guide

The Starry Blenny is a quirky and hard-working saltwater fish that will munch on algae in a mature aquarium and help keep your reef looking in tip-top shape. They are a bit delicate, when first introduced, so let’s explore what it takes to properly care for this fish. Table of …

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Mandarin Goby, Synchiropus splendidus, in the Reef Aquarium

The mandarin goby is arguably one of the most beautiful reef fish you will ever see. Let’s dive a bit deeper into some of the most common questions about keeping this amazing saltwater aquarium fish. Quick facts How long do mandarin gobies live? Are mandarin gobies hard to keep? What does …