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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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Midas blenny: Ecsenius midas

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The Midas blenny, Ecsenius midas, is great beginner fish for a medium-sized aquarium or larger (at least 20 gallons, according to Marine Fishes and at least 30 gallons, according to Live Aquaria). The Midas blenny is an easy-to-care-for species with a  deep golden color, for which it gets its name, and …

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Fish Antibiotics and Other Aquarium Medications

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Fish Antibiotics and Other Aquarium Medications One question that came up recently for a friend of mine (and newsletter subscriber) was what to do about two fish that had cloudy eyes. The person was already using one popular product and wasn’t seeing any improvement, and they wanted to know what …

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Amphiprion ocellaris clownfish breeding pattern

Clownfish Breeding Pattern

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Clownfish Breeding Pattern   The breeding pattern of the two pairs of clownfish has become very regular now. Ever since the beginning of September, each pair has been spawning about every 2 weeks.   Ocellaris Clownfish Breeding Pattern Pair 1: The Amphiprion ocellaris clownfish pair in my display tank spawned twice …

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