avoid buying mandarinfish as a starter saltwater aquarium fish

Five Starter Fish Every Saltwater Hobbyist Should Avoid

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5 Saltwater Starter Fish Every Saltwater Hobbyist Should Avoid What is a saltwater starter fish? When you set up a saltwater fish tank, the first fish you put in the tank (the fish you start with) could be considered starter fish. When applied broadly, the term starter fish probably refers …

Albert B Ulrich IIIFive Starter Fish Every Saltwater Hobbyist Should Avoid
clownfish-an example of a great saltwater starter fish

Five Saltwater Starter Fish for Beginners

Albert B Ulrich III Beginner, beginner saltwater fish, fish, Lists, Most Popular, Saltwater Fish, saltwater starter fish, Starter Fish 46 Comments

Five Beginner Saltwater Fish: Also known as Saltwater Starter Fish What makes a fish species a great beginner saltwater fish or saltwater starter fish?  There are a few key attributes that are most important if you are a looking to add a great fish to your saltwater aquarium. Hardiness To be …

Albert B Ulrich IIIFive Saltwater Starter Fish for Beginners
Green Chromis

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 …

Albert B Ulrich IIIGreen Chromis: Chromis viridis
purple firefish

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 …

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study in zebrafish shows how fish evolved limbs

Zebra Danio Study Shows How Fish Evolved Limbs

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Zebra Danio Study Shows How Fish Evolved Limbs Due to a recent study with the Zebra Danio, scientists are one step closer to figuring out how fish evolved limbs and took their first steps on land. Zebra Danios are a popular freshwater aquarium fish because of their: abundant energy general …

Albert B Ulrich IIIZebra Danio Study Shows How Fish Evolved Limbs
Aquarium Fish Blog

Is Global Warming Shrinking Your Fish?

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Is Global Warming Shrinking Your Fish? That’s what some scientists think. In a paper published online for the journal Nature, scientists used a statistical model and computer simulation to conclude that global warming could actually cause fish to shrink in size over the next 30 years. The paper states that …

Albert B Ulrich IIIIs Global Warming Shrinking Your Fish?

Broodstock for Fish Breeding Project

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 In my fish room, I now have eight tanks all plumbed to a central sump.  There are four individual ten gallon tanks on the top row and four individual 20 gallon tanks in the bottom row.  I have the following broodstock pairs: 1 pair of Royal Gramma (Gramma loreto) 1 …

Albert B Ulrich IIIBroodstock for Fish Breeding Project

Breeding The Yellow Headed Jawfish

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Here is a movie of the latest addition to my aquarium–a pair of yellow headed jawfish caught off the coast of Florida. I purchased these fish as a mated pair from a reputable eBay merchant. They appear to be somewhat comfortable in their new home, although only time will tell. …

Albert B Ulrich IIIBreeding The Yellow Headed Jawfish

Clownfish grow out tub: Watch as camera zooms out

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Friends, family and newcomers to the hobby are sometimes surprised at how small the clownfish juveniles really are. I always find humor in the irony of that observation, since clownfish larvae are some of the largest larvae among marine fish–but that said, this video, when the camera zooms back out, …

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Clownfish Larval Development

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Clownfish Larval Development Update It’s been a while since I updated the progress of the clownfish larvae. As a quick recap, the clownfish larvae from the eggs laid in the display tank hatched a day early. As such, the majority of them (amphiprion ocellaris larvae), were eaten by a greedy pair …

Albert B Ulrich IIIClownfish Larval Development