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When we think of the symbiosis on tropical coral reefs, the classic example of clownfish and their anemones often comes to mind. However, there is another model of symbiosis, which is just as fascinating to observe but much more comfortable to recreate in an aquarium. I’m talking about the mutually beneficial relationship between cleaner saltwater aquarium...

The Emperor angelfish, Pomacanthus imperator, is a species of marine angelfish. It is a reef-associated fish, native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Emperor angelfish is one of the most popular angelfish in the saltwater aquarium hobby because of beautiful their body and color.   Pomacanthus Imperator Minimum Size Tank 150 gallons 72 –...

Posted on Nov 11 2018 - 11:23pm by fishexp
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The Platinum Clown can be a nearly all-white Amphiprion percula with a sensational appearance. The Platinum Percula is usually an impressive white variation of the Percula Clownfish. These striking fish usually do not exhibit any of the unique striping characteristics of the species. Instead, they are usually continuously white from check out a tail. As Platinum’s...

Posted on Nov 11 2018 - 11:11am by fishexp
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lightning maroon clownfish Lightning maroon clownfish The Lightning Maroon Clownfish from Papua New Guinea is the latest feather in the cap of the Seasmart Program at Blue Zoo Aquatics. Black phantom clownfish The Phantom Clownfish is a new strain of Amphiprion ocellaris from Sea & Reef Aquaculture, with a unique pattern of dark black and bright white. The...

Posted on Nov 9 2018 - 6:45pm by fishexp
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The Marine Betta or Comet one of the most interesting of saltwater fish! The eyespot at the base of the dorsal fin fools preys into thinking the mouth of the fish is at the wrong end! When the Marine Betta or Comet hunts it approaches its prey sideways (very neat to watch) and when the prey tries to escape by way of the tail, it turns out ot be the mouth and the...

Tomato clownfish, Amphiprion frenatus (Family – Pomacentridae) is a species of marine fish in the family Pomacentridae, the clownfishes and damselfishes. which tends to be dark red (especially juveniles) to black with 1 white side-bar (juveniles may have 2 to 3 narrow bars). These can grow up to 14 cm in length and some varieties have darker coloration...

Best known for being featured in the movies “Finding Nemo” and “Finding Dory,” the clownfish has become a popular aquarium pet.  Clownfish or anemonefish are best known for its striking orange and white coloration and its mutualism with certain species of sea anemones.  Clownfish (also called an Anemonefish) are fishes from the subfamily Amphiprioninae...

Powder Blue Tang The Powder Blue Tang, Acanthurus leucosternon and also known as the Powder Blue Surgeonfish, has an oval body shape with extremely colorful, bold markings. It is prized for its vivid colors and bold markings, with several varying shades of blue accented by yellow and white. Bright yellow highlights the dorsal and pectoral fins, and striking blue-black...

Posted on Nov 1 2018 - 1:38pm by fishexp
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Lionfish are members of the subfamily Pteroinae, which places them within the family Scorpaenidae. Pteroinae includes five genera and about sixteen species. See some Lionfish species here. Dwarf Lionfish Scientific Name: Dendrochirus biocellatus Minimum Tank Size: 30 Gallon Care Level: Expert Only Temperature: 72-78° F pH: 8.1-8.4 Specific Gravity: 1.020-1.025 Max....

Pterois is actually a genus of venomous marine fish, also known as lionfish, is known as noticeable warning coloration with red, white, creamy, or black bands, showy pectoral fins, and venomous spiky fin rays. If attacked, a lionfish delivers a potent venom via its needle-like dorsal fins. Its sting is very painful to humans and may cause nausea and breathing difficulties,...