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Pajama cardinalfish

The Pajama Cardinalfish is a small saltwater aquarium fish that is nearly perfect for almost any tank. Visitors may wonder if the colors and patterns are real. Beginners will appreciate how easy it is to take care of them. They will get along with just about any other fish (that won’t try to eat them) and may even pair up and breed in your tank. If you want to learn more about the very popular …

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Best Nano Aquarium for Saltwater

A large aquarium positioned prominently as a display is a stunning addition to any room. But despite what you may have heard, big reef tanks don’t have to have all the fun. A Nano Aquarium, by comparison, is a comparatively pint-sized tank, typically around 20 gallons or less that packs a big punch in a small package. This reduced capacity offers aquarium hobbyists a broad range of options for where to install their aquariums and creates …

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What are your other hobbies?

One thing we all share in common here is our love for saltwater fish, corals, and other invertebrates–educating and having fun around that hobby is core to the mission of SaltwaterAquariumblog.com, but it certainly isn’t my only hobby. Which made me wonder–what else might we have in common? Are there other hobbies and interests we share? The inspiration for this post, therefore, is a bit about finding connection with you, constant reader (I always wanted …

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Berghia Nudibranch Aiptasia Control

The Berghia nudibranch, an outstanding natural way to control the aiptasia anemone “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” (ancient proverb) Those words sum up the essence of why the Berghia Nudibranch, Berghia stephanieae, is so popular in the aquarium hobby. The dreaded and maligned aiptasia anemone is generally considered to be an uninvited and invasive pest. They are supremely adapted to survive in our tanks and reproduce with reckless abandon, stinging our invited guests (the …

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Gourmet defroster by Innovative Marine: A Product Review

Introduction If you feed your fish with frozen foods, then you may want to check out the Gourmet Defroster product, from Innovative Marine. I got this fun little gadget as a birthday gift, and couldn’t wait to check it out. What is the Gourmet Defroster and why would you use one? The Gourmet Defroster is a small gadget that makes feeding your fish just a little bit easier. The design is relatively simple–it is a …

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Bubble Tip Anemone

Introduction to the bubble tip anemone The Bubble Tip anemone is the most popular anemone among the aquarium enthusiasts because of its: spectacular coloration general hardiness likelihood of hosting the clownfish species commonly kept in the home aquarium. In the wild, the BTA is found throughout the tropical waters of the Indian Ocean, Fiji, Tonga, and the Red Sea, generally attached to coral rubble or in the crevices of solid reefs within 40 meters depth ranges. …

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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 and are touted by many as one of the easiest LPS corals to grow. Acan corals in the ocean Many …