Saltwater

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...

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...

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...

Spotted Surgeonfish: a great Algae Control Ally

The spotted surgeonfish, also called the yelloweye kole tang, is a fantastic fish for a tropical reef tank, especially since this fish is so...

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...

Maintenance of Salt Water Tanks

So you've bought and set up your salt water tank, that's great, but the work doesn't stop there. The maintenance of salt water tanks...