picasso clownfish

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?
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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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 …

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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 …

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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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
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Coral Beauty Angelfish: Centropyge bispinosus

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Introduction to keeping the Coral Beauty Angelfish The Coral Beauty Angelfish is a very popular saltwater fish among all hobbyist aquarists, because of tis beautiful colors and hardiness. Scientists call it Centropyge bispinosus, while people have given it other common names, such as Spined Angelfish, Dusky Angelfish or Coral Beauty. Its …

Albert B Ulrich IIICoral Beauty Angelfish: Centropyge bispinosus
neon goby a functional fish

Neon Goby, Elacatinus oceanops, easy breeder or challenging

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While others before me have characterized the Neon goby as an easy to breed saltwater fish species, my personal experience with Elacatinus oceanops suggests they are not always quite that easy. Where my Neon goby story begins My affair with the Neon Goby began the same way as many affairs do …

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clownfish breeding eggs about to hatch

Clownfish Eggs Development and Clownfish Breeding Journal

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Did your clownfish lay eggs? Raising baby clownfish from clownfish eggs that were laid in my reef aquarium is one of coolest things I have ever experienced in this hobby. If your clownfish pair laid eggs in your tank, congratulations–I’m so glad you will also share in this experience. Of …

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Drip method is a way to gradually acclimate fish to your aquarium

Acclimating fish using drip method

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Any time you buy a saltwater fish, it is important to slowly, gradually acclimate the fish to the specific conditions of your aquarium. There are a couple of reasons why you need to do this. This article will show you why and how you can start acclimating fish using drip method right away. …

Albert B Ulrich IIIAcclimating fish using drip method