Posts Tagged reef-fish

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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The Marine Betta

There are so many fish that are attractive and tempt the aquarist, from small to moderate to large in size. Some are aggressive, some sensitive but are they suitable for the aquarium? The answer of course is mainly ‘yes’, with the addition that they all need to

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Firefish

These little fish are really worthwhile owning for both interest and beauty. They are usually easy to obtain and don’t cost a king’s ransom. Firefish are also commonly called fire gobies. The proper name for them is Nemateleotris xxxx. The reason I have shown the second part

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The Regal Tang

This fish in addition to the regal tang is also known as the blue surgeonfish, but is properly called Paracanthurus hepatus. The fish must be known to just about every marine aquarist. It is a beautiful blue with a yellow tail, with darker shading along the edge

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The Powder Blue Surgeon

This surgeonfish is commonly called the powder blue though the proper name is Acanthurus leucosternon. The fish is very attractive but should not be found in just any aquarium. For example, it would be wrong and cruel to have one in my reef as the aquarium is

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The Dusky Dwarf

There are so many fish that could tempt an aquarist but many of them have an attribute or two that means they cannot be chosen. One of the most beautiful fish types are the angels, for example the emperor angel (Pomacanthus imperator) and the queen angel (Holacanthus

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The Royal Gramma

Mother Nature provides some really lovely life forms; they come in all sorts of shapes and colours. Fish are usually the number one life form for the marine aquarist (for others is it perhaps corals?). One fish that is an excellent addition to many aquariums, fish only

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The Yellow Tang

This fish is one recognized by all marine aquarists; it is very popular and commonly kept. If a splash of colour is required then this is one of the fish to consider, it attracts the eye like a magnet does metal. The fish is properly called Zebrasoma

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The Clown Trigger Fish

Though it is regularly seen in public aquariums, this fish is not commonly kept by aquarists. It is successfully kept by a good many nonetheless. Seeing this fish in a local fish shop or anywhere else is an experience, the shape, the colours, it is really something.

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