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French Angelfish Care: Pomacanthus paru

French angelfish (Pomacanthus paru) are a favorite with snorkelers and divers. Not only do they stand out in their natural reef environment, but they also have personalities that drive them to investigate any visitors. And that natural curiosity makes them every bit as enjoyable to house in a marine aquarium …

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Quarantine Tank Setup

A quarantine tank setup is a crucial part of owning and maintaining a saltwater aquarium. You’ll ensure the safety of every fish and invertebrate you add to a tank. Not to mention you’ll save yourself hefty medication bills down the road. But how do go about making sure your quarantine …

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5 Best Soft Corals for Beginners to Reef Tanks

Looking for an easy-to-grow coral species to add to your new reef tank? Here are the five best soft corals for beginners. They’re hardy, tolerant, and even help keep problem algae from being too much of a pest in your tank. Table of Contents If you’re eager to figure out which …

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Elegance Coral: Catalaphyllia jardinei

Elegance coral (Catalaphyllia jardinei) is an awesome large polyp stony (LPS) coral for the mixed reef tank. This elegant coral is an anemone look-alike and has long, flowing tentacles, although it is more closely related to frogspawn, torch, and hammer corals than it is to sea anemones. Several different color …

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Harlequin Shrimp Care Guide

Harlequin shrimp (Hymenocera picta), in my opinion, are one of the most beautiful marine invertebrates in the world. Just take a look! They are mostly white with colorful spots all over their mantis-shaped body. In general, they grow to a maximum size of 2 inches. (Females come out significantly larger …