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Best saltwater fish for a 30 gallon tank

Looking for an aquarium that’s not too big, not too heavy, and not too small? Sounds like a 30-gallon saltwater tank may be the right fit for you and your space.  A 30-gallon saltwater tank has a few advantages over 10-gallon and 20-gallon tanks, including: A wider range of saltwater …

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25 Best saltwater fish for a 10-gallon tank

10 gallons (37.9 liters) can be a nice size for a first saltwater tank or…a second saltwater tank. It is small enough to fit just about anywhere. The “biggest” problem with a 10-gallon tank is that it is on the small side–but that doesn’t mean you can’t still have a …

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Purple Tang Care: Zebrasoma xanthurum

The purple tang (Zebrasoma xanthurum) stands out as one of the most beautiful members of the surgeonfish group. The rich tones of their scales draw the eye immediately, even in a vibrant reef tank. However, they’re not tangs for the faint of heart – or the light of wallet. Purple …

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10 Types of tangs for a large reef tank

Very few saltwater fish are as beautiful, graceful, and captivating as the tangs and surgeonfish. The desire to keep them in a home aquarium is what drives many of us to set up large tanks. Here are 9 types of tangs that are great for larger reef tanks Blue tang …

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Clown Triggerfish Care: Balistoides conspicillum

The clown triggerfish (Balistoides conspicillum) get their name from two different sources: that vibrant appearance and the bubbly personality they bring to a saltwater aquarium. Plenty of hobbyists yearn to add one of these curious triggers to their collection. And while you couldn’t ask for a more engaging fish, you …

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Picasso clownfish: premium designer Amphriprion Percula

What are Picasso Clownfish? Picasso clownfish are Percula clownfish that possess a naturally occurring variation in their coloration and striping pattern. According to Live Aquaria, most of the Picassos in the hobby today are thought to have originated back from ORA Farms. What makes them different from traditional percula clowns is …

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Best saltwater fish for a 20 gallon tank

20 gallons (75.7 liters) can be a great size for a saltwater tank. It is small enough to fit into most rooms or apartments, yet not so large that it takes up a hulking amount of space. 20 Gallon tank dimensions There are a few different designs/shapes available in this …

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Doctorfish Care: Acanthurus chirurgus

The doctorfish (Acanthurus chirurgus) may not have the most glamorous name in the world. (They’re also known as – wait for it – surgeonfish) But you shouldn’t overlook them. As members of the tang group, they bring some of the best qualities to your reef tank. And while they may …

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Flame Angelfish (Centropyge loricula) Care: 10 Helpful Tips

The flame angelfish (Centropyge loricula) is one of the most popular of the dwarf angelfish species. Spot one in a tank, and you’ll realize why they’re so popular. The fish get their name from the fiery red bodies, set off with an orange center – almost as if they possessed …

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Green Chromis Care Guide: Chromis viridis

The green chromis (Chromis viridis) or blue-green chromis is one of the most popular fish species in the aquarium trade. They rank at the top courtesy of affordable prices, superb coloration, boldness and energy, and shoaling behaving, allowing them to get purchased in large numbers to create a schooling effect …