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beginner-starfish

Beginner Starfish

May 2, 2012 0 Comments

Starfish are one of the wonders of the sea that quickly catch the heart and imagination of onlookers and children from a young age. The idea of owning one quickly takes root amongst… Read More »

beginner-urchins

Beginner Urchins

May 2, 2012 0 Comments

Sea urchins, while not for novice marine aquarists, can be an excellent clean-up crew addition for intermediate tank owners. They love to scavenge their way through the tank looking for left-over bits of… Read More »

blenny

Blenny

April 19, 2012 0 Comments

Often over-looked for brighter and more colorful fish, the Blenny is an absolute must for any aquarium. Though they are small, Blennies’ long bodies, large eyes, and funny faces, as well as their… Read More »

boxfish

Boxfish

April 19, 2012 0 Comments

Boxfish, Cofferfish, Cowfish and Trunkfish are highly sought after and highly poisonous marine aquarium fish that are not for the novice or beginning fish-handler. Related to the Pufferfish, when these fish are significantly… Read More »

butterflyfish

Butterflyfish

April 18, 2012 0 Comments

Butterflyfish are one of the most common tropical fish to be found in reefs around the world. Their bright colors and unique shape attract admirers of all ages. It is no surprise then,… Read More »

cardinalfish

Cardinalfish

April 19, 2012 0 Comments

Cardinalfish are relatively small yet quite stunning tropical fish ideal for the marine aquarium. Distinguished from other small and fancy fish by their large eyes, Cardinalfish tend to be nocturnal. A semi-schooling fish,… Read More »

clownfish

Clownfish

April 19, 2012 0 Comments

Clownfish, easily recognized by their orange bodies stripped with white, are best known now thanks to the Disney film, Finding Nemo, in which a small, disabled Clownfish named Nemo is captured by a… Read More »

crabs

Crabs

April 19, 2012 0 Comments

Crabs are an interesting addition to the aquarium. While they can be managed by novice aquarists, they often require their own tank or that major adaptations be made to an already existing aquarium…. Read More »

damselfish

Damselfish

May 2, 2012 0 Comments

The Damselfish is a brightly colored tropical fish that inhabits coral reefs. They are often used by aquarium owners to help biologically stablize a new aquarium as they provide numerous beneficial bacteria. In… Read More »

dragonet

Dragonet

May 2, 2012 0 Comments

Brightly colored Mandarinfish are small Dragonet fish that hail from the same species of fish as the mighty and terrifying Barracuda. Unlike it’s brazen cousin, however, the small Dragonet prefers to hide from… Read More »