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Clown Goby Care: Gobiodon spp.

The clown goby (Gobiodon spp.) charms people with a combination of its tiny size, cute shape, and dazzling array of colors. You don’t need to break the bank to add one – or even a pair – to your display reef tank, either. And under ideal conditions, they’ll add the …

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Flame Hawkfish Care: Neocirrhitus armatus

The flame hawkfish (Neocirrhitus armatus) stands out in even the best reef crowds. They’re genuine charmers for aquarists looking for the perfect touch of RED to add to their tanks. But they’ll also make ideal choices for anyone who appreciates a bit of excitement. Because as members of the hawkfish …

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Bicolor Blenny Care: Ecsenius bicolor

The bicolor blenny (Ecsenius bicolor) won’t surprise anyone regarding names. With a clear line down the middle, you get two delightful colors for the price of one! But bicolor blennies are more than just another pretty face. With their habit of snacking on algae in a saltwater aquarium, they also …

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Scooter Blenny Care: Synchiropus spp.

The scooter blenny (Synchiropus spp.) gets its name from the behavior of “scooting” around the sand on the ventral fins. Combine the activity with vibrant colors, and they’re a favorite with aquarists – at least those that can cope with the blenny’s demanding needs. Because while they’re labeled blennies, they …

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Majestic Angelfish Care: Pomacanthus navarchus

Majestic angelfish (Pomacanthus navarchus) earn their name with dramatic colors of yellow set off with a “girdle” of navy blue. They look stunning in any marine aquarium. And while they’re challenging to manage and keep happy, plenty of aquarists hunt them down as additions to their reef tanks. (Well, CERTAIN …

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Lyretail Anthias Care: Pseudanthias squamipinnis

Lyretail anthias (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) are some of the most attractive and active saltwater fish an aquarist can covet. They rarely cause problems with their management – earning bonus points. And their habits of swimming throughout the water column can even draw out shier species you might have in your aquarium. …

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7 Aggressive Saltwater Fish to Avoid in Your Tank

Every hobbyist loves finding unique, colorful, and interesting fish to add to their display tanks. But if you have your eye on one of these seven aggressive saltwater fish, you may be asking for problems. They’re beautiful to look at and add quirks to any aquarium, but they also have …

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Engineer Goby: The Awesome Cichlid of the Sea

The engineer goby is one of my absolutely favorite saltwater fish. I’ve kept them in my display tank for years. They’re one of the most inexpensive fish in the saltwater aquarium hobby, too. Most of the time, they cost below $10 for a small juvenile fish. And if you aren’t …

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Fairy Wrasse Care: Cirrhilabrus spp.

Fairy wrasses (Cirrhilabrus spp.) sport some of the best color patterns in the saltwater fish kingdom. Throw in personalities MUCH bigger than their size, and aquarists trip over themselves to obtain these “Holy Grail” species. They’re not the most difficult wrasses to manage, either, making them cheery additions to reef …