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The Harlequin Sweetlips Fish

Species name: Plectorhinchus chaetodonoides Common names: Harlequin sweetlips, Clown Sweetlips Family: Haemulidae (Grunts) Order: Perciformes Class: Actinopterygii Maximum length: 28.3 in. Minimum tank size: 200 gallons Hardiness: Difficult. Experts Only! Juveniles often...

Bartlett’s Anthias

Species name: Pseudanthias bartlettorum Common names: Bartlett's Anthias, Bartlets Fairy Bass. Family: Serranidae Subfamily: Anthiinae Order: Perciformes Class: Actinopterygii Maximum length: 3.54 in. Minimum tank size: 55 gallons. 100 gallons for a small group. Reef Compatibility: Yes Hardiness: Medium. This is one of...

Dosing Vodka to reduce NO3 and PO4 in Saltwater Aquarium

I won’t go deep into the scientific area of this. I’ll leave this to others who are more comfortable with this topic. To make...

Finding Nemo Fish Tank

Without a doubt, the Pixar movie Nemo was a hit and the interest generated in coral reefs was a great thing. However, many well-intentioned...

Saltwater Aquarium Salinity FAQ

I get plenty of messages asking about salinity in the reef tank or saltwater fish only tank. Below we address some of these questions. What...

17 Facts You Need to Know About Sea Anemones Before You Add Them Your...

Sea anemones are never far from the mind of many mini-reef or marine aquarists. First, the sea anemone-clownfish mutualism is one of the enduring icons...

Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp (Lysmata Amboinensis)

Scarlet Cleaner shrimp are popular invertebrates for marine aquarium hobbyists. When kept in groups they are frequently in view during the day when the...

Buying a Salwater Aquarium Heater

Heating the reef tank can be done a number of ways. These vary from cable heating to electric heaters. Alternatively, and more practically, heating a...

6 Great Starter Fish For The Saltwater Aquarium

Once all the research, planning and waiting is complete and the aquarium is full of water and has finally finished cycling you will finally...

Converting from A Freshwater To Saltwater Aquarium: Learn the Basics

This is not an attempt to lay down railway lines for a converting aquarist to religiously follow, but hopefully a thought provoker that indicates...