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Picasso Clownfish: Rare fish or overpriced?

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Excited here to show of the latest edition to my nano aquarium—these Grade A Picasso Clownfish. 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 …

Albert B Ulrich IIIPicasso Clownfish: Rare fish or overpriced?
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Dwarf lionfish care guide

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Dwarf lionfish (or is it lion fishes?) are popular and intriguing tank fish because of their remarkable coloration and shape, but also because of the graceful yet venomous danger held in their iconic, flowing fins. is a scorpionfish belonging to the genus Dendrochirus. The most popular species in this genus are D. …

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A comprehensive guide to saltwater ich treatment

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A lot has been written about saltwater ich treatment, one of the most important and most common challenges in the saltwater aquarium hobby. Articles on the topic, including those I’ve written in the past, are often littered with cliches like: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, because …

Albert B Ulrich IIIA comprehensive guide to saltwater ich treatment
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Attending a Reef Aquarium Conference

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On April 23, 2017, I had the good fortune to attend the 5th Annual Ocean State Reef Aquarium Society Conference, in Rhode Island. This is a bit self indulgent, but I thought I  would share my experience with you. If you have ever thought about going to a reef aquarium …

Albert B Ulrich IIIAttending a Reef Aquarium Conference
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What is the best aquarium salt mix? A product review of popular reef salt mix options

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Ask the question: “What is the best aquarium salt mix?” on any aquarium forum, and you are likely to get a whole host of answers.  Forums are littered with complaints and praises about nearly every brand of aquarium salt mix, with each person holding firm beliefs about perceived benefits a …

Albert B Ulrich IIIWhat is the best aquarium salt mix? A product review of popular reef salt mix options
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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

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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

Six Line Wrasse

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The popular and (sometimes) pugnacious six line wrasse Pseudocheilinus hexataenia, commonly known as Six Line Wrasse or Six Stripe Wrasse, is one of the most popular saltwater fish you can find in stores and online. They are one of the top 20 most commonly imported saltwater fish. One look at …

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Pulsing Xenia Coral Care: Xenia Elongata

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Description of the Pulsing Xenia coral The Pulsing Xenia coral, Xenia elongata, also known as Pulse Coral, Pulsing Xenia, Hand Coral, Pom Pom Coral, Red Sea Xenia or Bouquet Encrusting coral in some areas, is a popular, fast growing, easy to frag soft corals species. The pulsing xenia coral gets its …

Albert B Ulrich IIIPulsing Xenia Coral Care: Xenia Elongata