Archive for the Fish Category

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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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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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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The Emperor Angelfish

The Emperor Angelfish

There are many beautiful fish available to the marine aquarist and one of these is the Emperor Angelfish, properly called Pomacanthus imperator. Purchasing this fish when young gives the aquarist in effect two fish over time. Some fish can be recommended without qualification as they are not

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The Flame Angel

The Flame Angel

It has been said many times that the successful marine aquarium is a spectacular sight: beautiful fish and corals with matured reefwork making it all look very natural despite the glass box. There are many fish that could be chosen to help produce the scene as described above

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Avoid Overfeeding

Avoid Overfeeding

Feeding marine fish is very enjoyable, an interaction between the aquarist and his/her livestock. Some fish are usually easy to feed such as damsels and others could be more difficult such as some butterfly fish. Feeding is so enjoyable that there is the danger that too much

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So, Some More Fish Then

So, Some More Fish Then

  Having a stocked reef aquarium is wonderful in many ways. I’ve had reef systems for many years. The latest one has been with me for 11 of these. How do I know the period I’ve had the tank? I keep a notebook and when I opened

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Something Is Wrong!

Something Is Wrong!

So there it is, a beautiful marine aquarium. Maybe it’s a fish only system, a coral only system or a mixed reef. The latter is my system type. Soft corals swaying gently in the seawater currents, decorative algae coloured pink, deep brown and medium green. No trouble

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