Where Does the Mandarin Fish Live?

Where Does the Mandarin Fish Live?

The mandarin fish are also known as synchiropus splendidus which were first reported by 1927 by Albert William Herre are small but brightly colored member of the dragonet family. People who have been to aquariums have likely seen this distinctive fish and it’s easily spotted with a bright blue coloring and orange stripes. This fish …

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Corals for Beginners | Common Corals For Reef Aquariums

Corals For Beginners

Originally Published: STEVEN LANDAU MARCH 30TH, 2020 If you’re new to reef-keeping and considering starting your own reef tank, you’re probably wondering, “What corals should I get? This is a relevant question because it’s easy to get a little too excited stocking your first tank with beautiful and exotic corals. Let us guide you through some …

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5 Ways to Control Algae in Reef Aquariums

REEF AQUARIUM

Originally Published by: JEFF JOHNSTON DECEMBER 19TH, 2016 We all struggle with algae problems in our reef tanks. Algae are an essential part of the aquarium’s food chain and ecosystem. It’s impossible to eliminate algae from our reef tanks but we can take steps to keep algae under control. The idea is to maintain the right …

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Copperband Butterflyfish Reef Safe? Let’s find out!

copperband butterflyfish reef safe

To maintain a thriving marine or reef aquarium, you need to be sure that the species you include will rub along together. Reef safety simply groups species that are likely to be able to dwell together peaceably so you can select your tank mates with the reassurance that no-one is going to be skewered or …

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Copperband Butterflyfish Diet | What do Copperbands eat?

copperband butterflyfish

Feeding is a critical part of achieving the successful care of a Copperbanded Butterflyfish. Known in the hobby as one of the most tricky fish to feed and maintain a healthy and balanced diet it’s no wonder people ask the question ‘ What makes a good Copperband Butterflyfish diet?‘ constantly if fish forums and in …

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Copperband Butterflyfish: Size | Lifespan | Breeding | Diet

copperband butterflyfish

Creating a tank community is all about the balance of size, form, character, and disposition of the species you choose to select. An excellent pick, especially for the experienced aquarist, is the inimitable Copperband Butterflyfish. This distinctive tropical reef-dweller is carnivorous and may be partial to your shrimp, but is generally considered reef-safe and a …

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Powder Blue Tang Lifespan | How Long Do They Live?

powder blue tang

This stunning and very unique saltwater aquarium fish is a much sort after species for any saltwater aquarium enthusiast. However, these fish do command a high price so we are often asked: “How long do Powder Blue Tangs live, and what is the Powder Blue Tang lifespan? How long do Powder Blue Tangs Live? When …

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Are powder blue tangs reef safe?

powder blue tang

Saltwater fish, Aquariums and invertebrates are a big investment and you want to be sure that your reef tank will be a thriving ecosystem rather than a disaster zone. If you are considering the introduction of a Powder Blue Tang in your aquarium, reef safety provides added reassurance that this Tang will get along well. …

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Powder Blue Tang Diet: What do they eat?

powder blue tang

If you are thinking of introducing a vivid and vivacious Powder Blue Tang to your tank, you will need to brace yourself for the hard work of feeding and maintaining tank conditions for this fish which carries a hard to shift reputation for being ‘fussy’. A Powder Blue Tang diet can and must have a …

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Powder Blue Tangs are they Aggressive?

powder blue tang

Despite their exquisite coloring and distinctive features, Powder Blue Tangs have earned themselves a reputation for being difficult and aggressive tank mates. But are powder blue tangs aggressive all the time and with every fish? Powder Blue Tangs are they Aggressive? This species is aggressive by nature and especially when feeding. It can be extremely …

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Powder Blue Tang | Size | Lifespan | Tankmates | Care Guide

powder blue tang

There are many ways of injecting personality into your tank’s community, but the introduction of a Powder Blue Tang is certainly not for the faint-hearted. These characterful fish with highly recognizable blue coloration, yellow dorsal fin, and razor-sharp spine, will rapidly want to establish themselves as the boss, so introducing them into your marine aquarium …

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Auriga Butterflyfish: Diet | Size | Breeding | Lifespan | Care Guide

Auriga Butterflyfish (Chaetodon auriga)

If you have visited your local aquatic store or pet store lately and looked at all the Saltwater Butterflyfish on sale, you will probably have seen the Auriga Butterflyfish – also known as the Threadfin Butterflyfish. The Auriga Butterflyfish is one of the most commonly sold saltwater Butterflyfish for a number of reasons. Firstly, this …

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Are Cowfish Poisonous To Humans? (This Little Fish Packs A Big Punch)

are cowfish poisonous to humans

There are many fish in the ocean that are deadly in one form or another. Many warn you that they pack a punch but some go about their day looking very innocent and beautiful like the Cowfish. But did you know this cute popular saltwater aquarium fish is poisonous to humans and deadly to other …

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McCosker’s Flasher Wrasse: Care | Diet | Size | Breeding Guide

Mccosker flasher wrasse

With a name that is a mouthful to get your tongue around, but a look that is certainly easy on the eyes, McCosker’s Flasher Wrasse is a stunning fish for your home aquarium. These orange fish with iridescent blue stripes are surprisingly easy to look after and have a nature that helps them settle in …

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Pajama Cardinalfish: Care | Breeding | Feeding and Cost

pajama cardinalfish

Have you ever come across a species of fish that has you setting up an aquarium dedicated just to them? I have, and I think you will be surprised when I tell you which species it is. Why? Because it is not a fish that you would instantly think of as needing an aquarium all …

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Banggai Cardinalfish: Complete care, Feeding, Breeding,C​ost Guide

banggai cardinalfish

I don’t know about you, but I’m a real sucker for a good looking saltwater fish with unique qualities! And that is why, I instantly and unequivocally fell in love with the Banggai Cardinalfish (pterapogon kauderni); leaving me with no choice but to have one. Undoubtedly there are more colorful and more gregarious saltwater fish …

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Diamond Watchman Goby: Size | Diet | Breeding

Diamond watchman goby

There are so many factors that determine how fascinating your aquarium can be and one of these factors includes the kind of fish you put in it. There are numerous types of fishes that can amplify your fish tank’s appearance, and one of them includes the Diamond Watchman Goby which is also known as the …

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Powder Brown Tang (Acanthurus japonicus) Care Guide

powder brown tang

Keeping a fish tank at your home or office is known to have many benefits. Apart from adding an X-factor to the interior design and improving the overall look, it has numerous health and spiritual benefits. An aquarium helps in lowering blood pressure, stress, and anxiety. Water has a deep association with human beings. It …

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Coral Beauty Angelfish – Ultimate Care & Buyers Guide

coral beauty angelfish

The Coral Beauty Angelfish or (Centropyge bispinosa) if you like to use their scientific or Latin names are one of my all-time favorite saltwater fish. This saltwater dwarf angelfish was one of the first saltwater fish that I ever purchased and added to my coral reef tank which was a 100-gallon aquarium packed full of …

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Sailfin Tang: Care | Breeding | Diet |Cost | Complete Care Guide

Sailfin Tang Complete Care & Buyers Guide

Once I decided to have a marine reef aquarium, it was easy for me to decide the first species of tang that I introduced in my tank once it was established and all the water parameters were suitable. Of course, it was the colorful Sailfin Tang, as it is one of the prettiest marine reef …

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