Do clownfish eat their own eggs?

Do clownfish eat their own eggs or babies? Introduction That’s one of the most common questions I hear when it comes to clownfish breeding. Here are 5 reasons clownfish eat their own babies. Table of Contents Clownfish breeding Parental instincts 5 Reasons why clownfish eat their own eggs When eggs …

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7 Great Reasons to Keep the Melanurus Wrasse

Are you looking for a great saltwater fish to add to your saltwater tank? Ask your local fish store to order you a male Melanurus wrasse – quite possibly the best-kept secret in the saltwater aquarium hobby. And if you’re in any doubt, there are seven top reasons as to …

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Maroon Clownfish: What You Need to Know Before You Buy

The maroon clownfish (Amphiprion biaculeatus) is one of the most popular and iconic reef tank fish. They consistently rank in the top 20 saltwater fish species with their awesome maroon red coloration and the iconic white or gold stripes. A few “designer” varieties of this fish are also available from …

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Clown Tang Care: Acanthurus lineatus

Clown tangs (Acanthurus lineatus) combine vibrant pops of color with equally expressive personalities. Put the two together, and you get delightful saltwater fish that top the charts in popularity. Unfortunately, they also rank high in degree of management difficulty. So if you have your high on a new striped addition …

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Leopard Wrasse Care: Macropharyngodon spp.

Leopard wrasses (Macropharyngodon spp.) make colorful and active additions to any reef tank. They’re also helpful for anyone struggling to protect their Tridacna clams from troublesome pests. But all of those positives come with STEEP care needs. And unless you have plenty of experience under your belt, you’re probably better …

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Dwarf Lionfish Care Guide: Dendrochirus spp.

Dwarf lionfish (or is it lionfishes?) are popular and intriguing saltwater fish because of their remarkable coloration and shape. But they also add interest because of the graceful yet venomous danger held in their iconic, flowing fins. The most popular species in this genus are Dendrochirus biocellatus (Fu Manchu or …

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7 Sly Examples of Mimicry in Saltwater Fish

Let’s face it, it’s a fish-eat-fish world out there. Carving out a niche and surviving is a full-time job. One of my favorite survival strategies among animals is mimicry–and we’re fortunate to have several great examples of mimicry in saltwater fish. 7 Stealthy Cases of Saltwater Mimicry If you want …

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5 Starter Fish Every Saltwater Hobbyist Should Avoid

What’s the best part of setting up a saltwater aquarium? Picking our you fish! And while you have the entire ocean (okay, not the ENTIRE ocean) to choose from, some fish make better starter fish than others. Because if you’ve never managed a marine tank before, you could find yourself struggling …

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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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11 Great Low Light Corals

Here is a list of 11 great low light corals that can thrive in a home aquarium that has low-to-moderate lighting, or in the darker corners of an otherwise well-lit tank. Mushroom corals Mushroom corals are great low light corals. They are available in many different colors, are genuinely low …