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Nutramar Foods
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In an exciting partnership, Quality Marine, in collaboration with Tropical Marine Center (TMC) in the UK and ecocean, have embarked on a program that centers on ranching species using night light traps. In this innovative approach, post-larval fish are drawn to light and gather in specially...
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MARINE FISH AND INVERTEBRATES TO AVOID While selecting good quality animals and then properly quarantining them is vital for acquiring long-lived specimens for your aquarium, some species start the process with one or more strikes against them. Knowing which species have extra challenges helps...
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The cherry anthias, also known as the Sakura anthias (a.k.a. Sakuradai (さくらだい) in Japan), is a large, attractive and very hardy member of the family Serranidae (groupers and their allies) and the sub-family Anthiinae (the anthias). Click on the PDF link on the right (or below on your phone)...
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So, it seems there’s been a recent spike in people wanting Sand Sifting Gobies from these genera; - Koumansetta - Signigobius - Valenciennea (This is the biggest Genus I’ve seen people getting specimens from) - Amblygobius I figured it was time to start an article on these guys as their care is...
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Fish Health Through Proper Nutrition (revised) By @Weeb [This article was originally posted on February 24, 2006 with the title, Fish Health Through Proper Nutrition; Updated on December 20, 2022] Author’s NOTE: This is an evolving hobby and, in that spirit, I am bringing this article a current...
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Basic Captive Propagation of Marine Fishes C. 2003 - 2022 Jay Hemdal Few people would argue that breeding and raising marine fishes is a much more difficult undertaking than raising freshwater species. The primary reason is that most marine fish have tiny larvae with an extended...
A Young Reefer
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All of us had that one fish that when we first saw, we immediately fell in love with and were fascinated about. Perhaps that “love at first sight” lead us to learn more about it and even go further to owning one with taking all the challenges of keeping it. To me that fish would be the slender...
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Hello fellow reefers, I hope you enjoy this article about the Halichoeres wrasses we know and love. Before we start, I would like to thank @SaltyT and @Crabby48 for allowing me to use some of their photos. So, lets get into it. The genus Halichoeres is differentiated from other genera of...
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Wrasses are a very well known family of fish brought into this hobby, however one species that isn't known about as well but we often recommend for small tanks is the stunning Pseudocheilinops ataenia. These are a small species of wrasse, often maxing out around 2 inches, now one of their...
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Wrasses are a very beloved family (Labridae) in this hobby, the biggest reason is obvious, they're bright, colourful, and for the most part 'reef-safe'. Cirrhilabrus are often the first genus you look at and think of when Wrasses are mentioned. I can understand why, they resemble everything...
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Genus Paracheilinus: The Flasher Wrasses @SaltyT As many of you know, the subject of wrasses is near and dear to my heart. I’ve noticed an uptick in questions regarding flasher wrasses lately so let’s talk about them! First, let’s discuss the biology and behavior of these wrasses. Flasher...
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Sand Sifting Gobies: True vs False… what’s the difference? by @i cant think One thing I find interesting is how people label many gobies under the term “Sand sifting” now I absolutely adore gobies. For those of you who have seen my build threads you’ll know I have now got 7 gobies. Two of...
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As many of you may know, I love my gobies but Discordipinna griessingeri has got to be my favourite. And I'm sure if you have ever kept or read about this species you will enjoy it. Now, let's cover the first question that may spark up... What is this? So far all I've mentioned is...
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Filefish in Marine Aquariums Jay Hemdal C. 2022 Filefish, (often called leatherjackets in Australia) have enjoyed a moderate level of popularity for many years as marine aquarium fish. As a group however, there is some variation as to their relative appropriateness for particular aquariums...
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Gobiidae… a commonly seen family yet one of the most intricate @i cant think How many of you have walked into an LFS and seen gobies of every genus and size? I bet all of you have. I have walked into my LFS and seen gobies from 5 inch long all the way to 0.25 inch long. Gobiidae has got to be...
Just a Wrasse.
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Best known for being featured in the movies “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dory,” the clownfish has become a popular aquarium pet. Nemo and his dad, Marlin, are ocellaris clownfish, also called false clownfish or clown anemonefish. Anemonefish are so-named for the sea anemones in which they make...
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Estimating the Need for Swimming Space for Aquarium Fishes Jay Hemdal For those not wishing to read the entire article, here is the basic formula for calculating the swimming space needs for active swimming species (tangs, wrasses, fusiliers, etc.) Look up the maximum adult size of the...
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Sharing some thoughts on Zebrasoma tangs. I did leave the black tang out because I personally do not have experience with them so happy to hear from those who have them to share your experiences! Are Zebrasoma Tangs right for Your Tank? 2020-09-20 stevenliu9 Hello Everyone, Steven here. Thank...
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The Harlequin Tuskfish – All Dressed Up, but Anywhere to Go? Jay Hemdal Arguably one of the most colorful Pacific reef fish, the harlequin tuskfish is often the premier subject for underwater photographers, and is commonly used as a subject by artists who portray the coral reef environment...
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Flashlight Fish in Captivity Jay Hemdal C. 2020 Introduction Flashlight fish, with their eerie green glowing photophores (light emitting organs), are arguably one of the most unique fish available to marine aquarists. One of only two families of fish kept in aquariums that are bioluminescent...
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