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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...

Boxfish Factsheet: the odd, box-like fish family

Boxfishes are a rather large family of fishes. There may be over 40 different varieties, few of which are typically found in Pet Stores....

The Three Banded Clownfish (Amphiprion tricinctus)

The three-banded Clown, or Amphiprion tricinctus, is a real special clownfish in as much as it is not that common and is often confused...

12 Facts About Hawkfishes You Propably Don’t Know

Hawkfishes (Cirrhitidae) can exhibit real strange behavior as many of you who have, or have had, such fishes can attest to. As a result,...

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,...

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...

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...

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...