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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 or comic appearance.

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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 not a great

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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 new there then,

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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 is really an

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The Banded Brittle Star

The Banded Brittle Star

A reef aquarium is a wonderful picture for the aquarist or anyone else to watch. Once the reef is complete often the aquarist will wonder if there is any way it can be ‘improved’. Sometimes the diversity of life can be widened thus adding to interest. A creature that is

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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 problematic. This is

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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 and it can

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