mandarinfish or mandarin goby

Mandarin Goby, Synchiropus splendidus, in the Reef Aquarium

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Mandarin Goby Care Guide The Mandarin Goby, also called the mandarinfish, psychedelic fish or mandarin dragonet is a very popular but fragile saltwater fish. The scientific name is Synchiropus splendidus, and splendid they are. Their psychedelic coloration is what makes them unique and impossible to mistake for other species. A …

Albert B Ulrich IIIMandarin Goby, Synchiropus splendidus, in the Reef Aquarium
buying saltwater fish and corals online

Buying saltwater fish and corals online

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Introduction to buying saltwater fish and corals online The advice and support you can get from a local fish store can sometimes be worth its weight in gold, but if you are like some of us in the hobby, you either aren’t located in an area with a lot of good …

Albert B Ulrich IIIBuying saltwater fish and corals online
to drip or not to drip

Drip acclimate or not

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To drip acclimate or not to drip? That is the question. A few weeks back, I published an article about a small piece of equipment that I use to help make it easier to drip acclimate your new arrivals. I was surprised when a loyal and helpful reader sent me …

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5 Things Donald Trump will do if he gets elected President of the saltwater aquarium hobby

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5 Things Donald Trump will do if he gets elected President of the saltwater aquarium hobby November 8th is Election Day. I think I’m a bit fatigued and punchy about all this Election Day coverage. This is an attempt at a light-hearted, fictional article. I wondered…what would Donald J. Trump do, if …

Albert B Ulrich III5 Things Donald Trump will do if he gets elected President of the saltwater aquarium hobby

Saltwater Fish Compatibility Chart

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Thought I’d share this fish compatibility infographic, published by Petco. I didn’t create it, I’m just sharing it, because I think it is pretty good. Save it to your phone so you can scan quickly the next time you’re in a local fish store. Update 10/24: As with any summary, …

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Saltwater Aquarium Tips to Save You Some Money

5 Saltwater Aquarium Tips to Help You Save Money

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5 Saltwater Aquarium Tips to Help You Save Money The saltwater aquarium hobby is an expensive hobby–there is no hiding or avoiding that. But that doesn’t mean you have to waste money to enjoy it. Here are 5 tried-and-true saltwater aquarium tips to help you save money. 5. Switch to LED …

Albert B Ulrich III5 Saltwater Aquarium Tips to Help You Save Money
this is what happens when you put 2 tangs together

This is why you don’t try to keep two tangs in the same tank

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This is why you don’t try to keep two tangs in the same tank. I took a trip to (what used to be) my favorite local fish store today. I felt like a kid on Christmas morning. I arrived at the store 10 minutes early and waited, in anticipation, for the …

Albert B Ulrich IIIThis is why you don’t try to keep two tangs in the same tank
bicolor angelfish

Bicolor Angelfish: Centropyge bicolor

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Bicolor Angelfish Guide Thinking about adding the Bicolor Angelfish to your mixed reef tank? You may want to think again. I had seen a beautiful specimen in a local fish store recently and set out to understand the husbandry needs to determine if it is a good addition to the …

Albert B Ulrich IIIBicolor Angelfish: Centropyge bicolor
common clownfish most popular saltwater fish

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
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