Posts Tagged saltwater-fish

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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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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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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A Lovely Fish Usually Without Problems

A Lovely Fish Usually Without Problems

Straight away let’s state that the picture above has nothing whatsoever to do with the subject fish! The truth is that I haven’t a picture of the fish so have used one from the internet, the link is given at the end. The fish in question is

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How About A Cleaner Wrasse For The Aquarium?

How About A Cleaner Wrasse For The Aquarium?

Wrasses are a well-known group of fish. There is one type in particular that has received a lot of attention from science and TV. These are the cleaner wrasse. There are five types of cleaner wrasse but the one most known is the common cleaner wrasse, also

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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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Food For Thought

Food is required by all life for energy and general health. Lots of food of the wrong type may provide some energy but the contents will not supply the general needs of the life form. So it is important to feed the life in the marine aquarium

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I’ve Heard Of The Cleaner Shrimp But What Is The Cleaner Fish?

I would imagine that all marine aquarists have heard of, and probably seen, the cleaner shrimp (Lysmata amboinensis). This colourful shrimp is very popular, becoming used to the aquarist very quickly and even walking around on the hand if the opportunity presents itself – a large and

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If A Fish Dies Should You Remove It From The Aquarium?

The loss of a fish is a very sad occasion and often, whether the cause is known or not, the aquarist will wonder if it was his/her fault. Most (all?) aquarists lose a fish occasionally when the rest are perfectly healthy. Despite the sadness, the aquarist needs

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Consider Tank Raised Marine Fish

There are a lot of people who decide to start a marine aquarium due to seeing a natural coral reef in person, on televsion, in pictures etc. Of course there are lots of other reasons as to why people start saltwater aquariums. But that’s not the purpose

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