Saltwater

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...

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: How to Setup 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...

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...

Top Ten Marine Aquarium Fish

Copperband Butterfly (Chelmon rostratus) Grows to 8 inches Needs 50-gallon+ aquarium Comes from the Indo-Pacific and Australia You thought Peppermint Shrimp were the best Aiptaisia-eaters...

Best Dottybacks for Marine Aquaria

Dottybacks are small, semi-aggressive fishes that are hardy, brightly colored and make excellent species for the small saltwater aquarium. Here are five of the...

The Elegance Coral

  In the wild, the Elegance Coral can be approximately two feet long. There are two classic types of elegance coral: the larger, reef collected...

Clownfish Essentials

In the wake of the Nemo phenomenon, the clownfish has become the poster child for the saltwater aquarium hobby. Most are great, but here's...