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21 Best goby fish for a saltwater tank

Goby fish are generally hardy, peaceful, reef-safe saltwater aquarium fish that will be model citizens in a community reef tank. This article will provide an overview of the 21 Best goby fish for a saltwater tank, along with some important care guide quick facts. 21 Best goby fish for a …

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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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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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Mandarin Goby, Synchiropus splendidus, in the Reef Aquarium

The mandarin goby is arguably one of the most beautiful reef fish you will ever see. Let’s dive a bit deeper into some of the most common questions about keeping this amazing saltwater aquarium fish. Quick facts How long do mandarin gobies live? Are mandarin gobies hard to keep? What does …

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Neon Goby, Elacatinus oceanops, easy breeder or challenging

The Neon gobies are some of my absolute favorite saltwater fish of all time. They are small, with over-sized personalities,  aquacultured and inexpensive, but not ubiquitous. Quick facts about the Neon gobies There are actually several different species of neon goby: Elacatinus oceanops, the Neon goby Elacatinus figaro, the Yellowline goby …

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Diamond Goby Care

The Diamond Goby is a peaceful reef fish that will liven up your tank with a subtle burst of color (spots) and personality. They are a reasonably hardy species of fish that should be easy for beginners or advanced hobbyists to care for–and watching them dig through and sift the …

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Saltwater firefish goby: quick facts, care guide, diet and more

You will probably agree with me that the saltwater firefish goby, Nemateleotris magnifica, is a gorgeous saltwater fish, right? It is inexpensive, commonly available in the trade, and might be at your local fish store right now. If you’re thinking about adding one to your reef tank, check out the rest …

Spaghetti worms

One aspect of the aquarium hobby that keeps me interested, even after all these years, is the fantastic array of marine life that can and will end up in your tank over time. Every time we place a new coral, fish, live food, or even piece of live rock in …

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Ruby Red Dragonet Care Guide: Synchiropus sycorax

The ruby red dragonet (Synchiropus sycorax) holds a special place in aquarium history. This gorgeous member of the Callionymidae family made an appearance in the aquarium industry THIS century. Not impressive enough? What if I also mentioned they did so without a scientific name? STILL not impressed? How about if …

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19 Best clownfish types

Clownfish were beloved saltwater aquarium fish even before Pixar immortalized Nemo on screen and have inspired many of us to create a tiny slice of the reef in our own fish tanks. This article is a guide to the different clownfish types to help you select there right one for …