There are a few anemones that find favour with aquarists and this is one of them. As well as the name in the title they are also commonly known as the four coloured anemone, the bulb tentacle anemone, and the bulb anemone. The proper name is Entacmaea quadricolor. The anemoneRead more →
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This is not a text on the treatment of fish disease, but hopefully a suggestion about how treatment could be more accurate and successful. The fear of aquarists – and that is any aquarist, experienced or newcomer – is to have a disease problem strike their aquarium. It can causeRead more →
As the title of this post say stress is one of the biggest killers to both fish and corals in the home marine aquarium. Next to this will probably be bad maintenance and mis-management of the aquarium and last but not least will probably be laziness. I remember as aRead more →
Quick post this evening I’m afraid as I am limited for time. Again today’s post comes from a question I was asked a while ago. ‘If A Fish Dies Should You Remove It From The Aquarium’ To me you should only remove a deceased fish from the aquarium if youRead more →
We look after our fish very well, don’t we. Whether it is a fish only aquarium or reef aquarium, a lot of thought goes into choice, taking into account compatibility, size and character. All in all, the fish should be healthy and happy. The marine aquarium is a stable environmentRead more →
The Banggai Cardinal, proper name Pterapogon kauderni, is a relatively new fish for the salt water aquarium. The fish in the aquarium is fairly sedentary, but has lovely colouring with black vertical striping on a silver body. The tail is long and forked, again being silver/black. It has become popularRead more →
The term ‘clownfish anemone’ is an incorrect description, but it describes them well enough. These are the anemones that clownfish use as a home. Probably nearly everyone, aquarist or not, has seen the amazing sight of an unharmed clownfish within the stinging tentacles. Some of these anemones are in factRead more →
With a successful marine aquarium, be it a fish only or reef system, the term ‘stress’ seems inappropriate. Beautiful fish gliding about, corals swaying in the currents, shrimps on their eternal quest for another morsel to eat. Aquarists sit and watch the living picture with a sense just the opposite to stress.
In the human world stress is well known. The so-called rat-race, people getting to work, then being overworked, then sitting in traffic jams on the way home again – and all the rest. Stress is recognised medically as a problem, and it can lead to complications if not dealt with.
The marine aquarium world is not different. There is a difference in cause, but the affect on the afflicted can be no less catastrophic.
On the wild reef natural stress is part of the daily routine. Fish can be chased by and perhaps escape from predators. Predators create the need to hide for security. In breeding periods there is competition. There may be brushes with disease. Life on the wild reef can generally cope.Read more →