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A list of the 20 most popular Saltwater Fish

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A list of the 20 Most Popular Saltwater Fish What is your favorite Saltwater Fish? Inspired by Rhyne 2012 and an article from CORAL Magazine, I compiled this list of the most popular saltwater fish. Rhyne reported on this based on data from importers in a research article titled: Revealing the …

Albert B Ulrich IIIA list of the 20 most popular Saltwater Fish
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What is the best aquarium chiller?

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What is the best aquarium chiller brand?  A few weeks back, I had a major set-back with my display tank. While working under my tank, I messed up the temperature my heater was set at…unfortunately at the same time I was leaving for vacation, which was also during a heat …

Albert B Ulrich IIIWhat is the best aquarium chiller?

A hot week and a hard lesson in coral heat stress

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That is a quote from a  Dr. Foster’s article–and right now, it feels like the understatement of the century (hows that for an exaggeration). My story starts a couple of weeks ago, when my tank experienced a relatively sudden temperature change that put stress on my tank and caused me to …

Albert B Ulrich IIIA hot week and a hard lesson in coral heat stress
Top 5 Most Helpful Saltwater Aquarium You Tube Channels

Top 5 Most Helpful Saltwater Aquarium YouTube Channels

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Top 5 Most Helpful Saltwater Aquarium YouTube Channels Do you have a few minutes to surf? Are you looking for some how-to help, or maybe you’re thinking about a new aquarium DIY project? There’s no substitute for video to demonstrate certain topics. Unfortunately, I don’t have a face for video–I …

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Green Chromis: Chromis viridis

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Green Chromis Care Guide The Chromis viridis, commonly called Green Chromis or Blue Green Chromis is one of the most popular fish species in the entire aquarium trade because of their very affordable price, great coloration, the boldness and energy they bring to the tank and the fact that they …

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Coral Banded Shrimp: Stenopus hispidus

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Introduction to the Coral Banded Shrimp The Stenopus hispidus, commonly known as Boxer Shrimp, Banded Cleaner Shrimp or Coral Banded Shrimp, is a popular and inexpensive invertebrate to add to your tank. Like some of the other common saltwater aquarium shrimp, you may find that this little fella will be …

Albert B Ulrich IIICoral Banded Shrimp: Stenopus hispidus
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The Full Monty: Montipora Corals

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Introduction If you are looking for a great beginner SPS coral, you should give serious consideration to the corals in the genus Monitpora, affectionately called “Monties” by those who care for them. Montipora corals are beautiful and easy to keep corals as long as you keep your water parameters in the …

Albert B Ulrich IIIThe Full Monty: Montipora Corals
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Purple firefish: Nemmateleotris decora

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Purple Firefish Guide The Nemmateleotris decora, commonly known as Purple Firefish, Purple Dartfish, Flame Firefish, Decorated Dartfish, Fire Goby or Decorated Firefish, the Indo-west-Pacific Ocean area in 1973. Its natural coloration is white to various degrees of yellow shades, with deep purple hues beginning at the head and ending in …

Albert B Ulrich IIIPurple firefish: Nemmateleotris decora
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Elegance coral–Catalaphyllia jardinei

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Elegance Coral Care Guide Introduction The Elegance Coral, Catalaphyllia jardinei, also known as the Ridge Coral, Wonder Coral or Elegant Coral, is an awesome LPS coral for the mixed reef tank. This elegant coral is an anemone look-alike and has long, flowing tentacles, although it is more closely related to …

Albert B Ulrich IIIElegance coral–Catalaphyllia jardinei
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Lawnmower Blenny Aquarium Care: Salarias fasciatus

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Lawnmower Blenny Aquarium Care The Lawnmower Blenny, Salarias fasciatus, is a peaceful community saltwater fish with a great personality and truly earns the name lawnmower, by mowing down microalgae in your tank. As is typical for any saltwater fish, the lawnmower blenny is also known by several other names, including …

Albert B Ulrich IIILawnmower Blenny Aquarium Care: Salarias fasciatus