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Banggai Cardinalfish care guide

Let’s talk a little about caring for the Banggai Cardinalfish–one of my absolute, all-time favorite saltwater fish. Banggai’s are commonly available as aquacultured saltwater fish. Banggai cardinalfish are the easiest saltwater fish to breed once you get them paired up, but pairing them up certainly is a challenge.  Banggai Cardinalfish Latin …

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Best reef safe angelfish (with caution)

Saltwater angelfish are some of the most beautiful, vibrant and active fish you can add to your aquarium. But not all angelfish are reef safe or appropriate for a mixed saltwater tank. Here is a list of the 13 best reef safe angelfish for a saltwater tank. There are two …

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Best saltwater aquarium tips for beginners

Creating and maintaining your own saltwater aquarium is a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Here are the 9 Best saltwater aquarium tips for beginners to help you on your journey. 1. Install a grounding probe to avoid shocking yourself and your fish A grounding probe is an inexpensive device that will …

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Best saltwater fish for a 15 gallon tank

Setting up a saltwater tank is a hobby you can enjoy for years and years. One important aspect of having a successful aquarium is picking fish that are the right size for the tank and are compatible with each other. This guide will help you get started by sharing the …

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Yellowhead Jawfish Care Guide: Opistognathus aurifrons

The yellowhead jawfish (Opistognathus aurifrons) is one of the most personable of the jawfish group. Hobbyists get the best of both worlds: a burrowing species that happens to enjoy people-watching. And if you provide the best conditions for your little excavator, you can expect it to “spy hop” throughout the …

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Sohal Tang Care Guide: Acanthurus sohal

The Sohal tang (Acanthurus sohal) captures the eye with its striking array of vibrant stripes. In any saltwater aquarium, they’re hard to miss. Of course, part of that’s due to their impressive size. If you’re interested in acquiring one of these beauties, you’ll want to prepare yourself for a brute …

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Red Coris Wrasse Care Guide: Coris gaimard

The red coris wrasse (Coris gaimard) looks stunning – something you could probably guess with additional common names of rainbow wrasse and clown wrasse. But this popular saltwater species also provides a beneficial service of rooting out unwanted bristle worms. (Who doesn’t love form and function fish?) There are one …

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Saltwater Fish Compatibility Chart: Saltwater Aquarium Blog

Every saltwater fish species has their own minimum tank size requirements and compatibility/incompatibility profile when added to a tank with certain other species. That’s why I created the Saltwater Aquarium Blog Interactive Saltwater Fish Compatibility Chart and Tool. Saltwater fish compatibility is as easy as 1, 2, 3 Select 1 …

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Mimic Tang Care Guide: Acanthurus pyroferus

The mimic tang (Acanthurus pyroferus) stands out from the crowd – well, by NOT standing out. No, really. One of the coolest aspects of this species is the ability to don the colors and patterns of local angelfish while they’re juveniles. The mimicry keeps them safe, sound, and thriving until …

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Best saltwater fish for a 50 gallon tank

50 gallons (227.3 liters) can be a perfect volume for a saltwater tank. It is large enough to allow you some pretty interesting fish options, without breaking the bank or needing you to move out of one of the rooms in your home to make space. 50 Gallon tank dimensions …