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Marine Aquarium Longnose Butterfly Super Fish

Marine Aquarium Longnose Butterfly Super Fish

There are lots of fish that could be kept in the marine aquarium, some of them for advanced aquarists, some not suitable for reef systems, some over aggressive with care needed in selecting tank mates and others of course suitable for beginners. The fish being considered here

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The Sun Coral, A Good Addition To The Aquarium Reef

The Sun Coral, A Good Addition To The Aquarium Reef

Keeping a marine aquarium is popular and understandably so, be it fish only or reef. The reef type is the more natural as it has a mix of corals and fish forming a mini reef. Keeping a mini coral reef is not that difficult nowadays (always subject

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Disease, A Threat To The Marine Aquarium

Disease, A Threat To The Marine Aquarium

     Disease, the word is enough to make an aquarist shudder. However, though the threat remains, disease is not so likely nowadays because of the increase in containment quality with capture, transport, sale and final home. The threat is still there though.      The first

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The Blue Chromis, A Beautiful Addition

The Blue Chromis, A Beautiful Addition

When a marine aquarist is looking for a fish to include in his/her aquarium community there are some requirements such as hardiness, compatibility and colour. The Blue Chromis, properly called Chromis cyanea, is a definite contender. It’s home world is the Caribbean and the fish is beautiful

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The Bicolour Blenny, A Colourful Character

The Bicolour Blenny, A Colourful Character

     The Bicolour Blenny, scientifically named Ecsenius bicolor from the IndoPacific, is a very good fish to have in the marine aquarium. For the majority of aquarists the qualification for livestock to join the aquarium community requires specific attributes, mainly colourful beauty, or strange and unusual shape

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Featherduster Worms

Featherduster Worms

The wild coral reef has a huge range of lifeforms, far more than can ever be kept in an aquarium. However, by careful selection there are many that can be successfully added. One of these is the featherduster worm, also known as the fanworm or tubeworm. They

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The Lemonpeel Angel

The Lemonpeel Angel

When marine aquarists start an aquarium they are looking for colour, variety and interest. It follows that the livestock selection process is very important. Get it wrong and at the least there is some disappointment generated. So with a fish only or reef aquarium livestock have to

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Introducing Corals To The Aquarium

Introducing Corals To The Aquarium

Owning a reef aquarium is the ambition of most marine aquarists and understandably so. There are those who have a fish only system as they believe it imposes less work and discipline than corals but this is not wholly correct. It’s true that there are disciplines required but

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Fish and False Representation – the Firefish

Fish and False Representation – the Firefish

There are many fish on the coral reef, from small to very large. Some could hide quietly. Others cruise the rocks in a particular area, alone or in a shoal, and take algae. Others are omnivores and eat more or less anything they can cope with. Nothing

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Fish Loss And Replacement

Fish Loss And Replacement

The reef aquarium looks beautiful, walking by it always attracts the eye. The aquarist is so pleased, everything that was said about research and patience was worth it. The inner aquarium world is settled, healthy and vibrant. It has been said by me before that the aquarist

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