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Cardinalfish, the Famous Marine Mouthbrooders

If you entered the saltwater hobby from the world of cichlids, you probably know all about mouthbrooding. If you like mouthbrooders—their interesting behavior and...

Pearly Jawfish Care & Breeding

While most marine species are not mouthbrooders, the Jawfish from the genus Opistognathus, are paternal mouthbrooders recommended for the marine aquarist. Jawfish are, generally speaking,...

The Caribbean Marine Fish Collection

The Caribbean is one of the four major regions from which marine aquarium species are collected for the aquarium hobby. Unlike the freshwater hobby, marine...

Hydnophora, The Hardy SPS Coral

Horn coral is a boldly colored animal with dramatic growth forms that is relatively simple to keep in a tropical saltwater aquarium. Coral specimens from...

Gold Spotted Rabbitfish

Rabbitfishes are some of the best algae-eaters for a saltwater aquarium. Most are hardy and disease resistant, and some of the rarer ones are...

Invertebrate Marine Aquarium Cleaners

Including a mix of janitorial invertebrates in your saltwater aquarium will help you keep your saltwater aquarium clean, the sand bed sparkling, and algae...

The Argument against Designer Clownfishes

Designer pets fetch a big price, but, in the saltwater aquarium hobby, the popularity of designer fishes may have unintended consequences that can do...

Reef Tank Setup: Setting Up a Small New Reef Aquarium

I want to discuss some of the interesting events going on in one of my very own reef tanks. For those of you who...

Misbar Clownfish for the Tropical Saltwater Tank

Designer clownfishes have become very popular in the saltwater aquarium hobby, and misbar clownfishes are the least controversial of these aquacultured fishes. Clownfishes are one...

Saltwater Aquarium Setup for Beginners

The keeping of marine organisms in aquaria has come a long way in a remarkably short time. For example, successful spawnings of the various...