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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 …

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 …

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Best Saltwater Fish for a 90-gallon tank

A 90-gallon tank is a suitably sized tank to host a large variety of saltwater fish, but it is not large enough to host every reef aquarium species. Let’s dive a bit deeper and explore the best saltwater fish for a 90-gallon tank. Saltwater fish that need 90-gallons as a minimum …

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15 of the Most Colorful Saltwater Fish for an Aquarium

There is just something about coral reefs that has captivated me since I was a child. The corals, clams, shrimp, crabs, and shrimp fighting for survival and yet somehow seeming to thrive as a community, buzzing with energy and popping in color. I think many of us strive to recreate …

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12 Best Reef Safe Shrimp (2 that are not)

Saltwater shrimp are some of the most beautiful and graceful animals you can add to your reef tank. But not all species are reef safe or suitable for your tank. No need to research the individual species to find out. Check out this list of the 12 Best Reef Safe …

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Christmas Wrasse Care Guide: Halichoeres claudia

The Christmas wrasse (Halichoeres claudia) makes the perfect holiday addition to any saltwater aquarium tank. Seriously – it’s right there in the name. Okay, so maybe you’re scouting a new species outside of the winter festivities. This member of the Labridae family still works – provided you can find them …

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Lawnmower Blenny Aquarium Care: Salarias fasciatus

The Lawnmower Blenny fish, Salarias fasciatus, is a peaceful community saltwater aquarium fish with a great personality that will hopefully earn their keep in your tank by mowing down the naturally-occurring microalgae. Table of contents: Lawnmower blenny care You can use the following links to jump right to the section …