Have you come to this post wondering if your fish has Marine Velvet? I feel your pain if you have. In my over 25 years of experience, Marine Velvet is the most common disease tank crasher in the hobby. It strikes fast, kills fast, and most people aren’t prepared for it. It’s the one disease I fear the most in my saltwater aquarium. In fact, it is labeled one of the deadly three in my how to quarantine saltwater fish post.
The Goldfish is one of the most popular fish in our aquarium hobby. It may even have been the first fish you had when you first got introduced to aquariums. You may have even come across this article thinking about setting up a Goldfish tank for the first time or for a loved one. They really are an amazing fish that are also easily misunderstood. Because they are usually a first-time fish, a number of us enter into Goldfish care and keeping with little knowledge on what is needed to have them thrive.
The Betta Fish for some of us fish keepers was our first experience with a pet fish. It was our introduction into this wonderful world of aquarium keeping. Betta Fish after all have a lot going for them that make them great pets. They have a great personality and come in a variety of colors. They can exist in smaller tanks and can be relatively hardy as long as the environment is properly cared for.
When going to a local fish store (LFS), it can be always tempting to impulse buy a fancy looking fish that you have never seen or heard of before. Listed below are best reef safe fish fish that are best suited for virtually any community and reef setup. Equipment is important for this hobby, but proper fish selection is critical for success. I always would find it frustrating to see LFS sell fish that are for advanced fish keepers or not suited to the tank of the buyer (*cough* Tangs). In a later post, I will go through the top 10 saltwater aquarium fish you should avoid.
The Royal Gramma has been a mainstay in many reef tanks for many years. Its scientific name is Gramma loreto and it hails from the Caribbean. This fish really packs it all. They are work in most aquariums due to their compact size, they are very hardy, and generally very peaceful.
Having a pet is one of the best things, especially if that pet is a fish. These creatures are silent, beautiful, and some of them are great for pest control. Although it might seem like fish are easy to care for, there are a lot of species
Saltwater fish are beautiful fish. A number of us get into the hobby loving the site of these fish in public aquariums or seeing a friend’s aquarium. We have compiled a list of the 10 most beautiful fish for saltwater aquariums.
Today’s post we are going to talk about the Yellow Coris Wrasse – a great fish to add for pest control in the reef aquarium
As a responsible aquarist, I seek again to provide this learning opportunity to parents and children about the “Dory Fish” AKA Blue Tang. With the new Finding Dory movie coming out, there will be a large demand to have this fish in home aquariums and there is a whole lot more to educate new comers into the hobby about Dory.
Damselfish get a really bad rap in the reef-keeping hobby, however, there are sane ones that exist that have that trademark damsel blue. In this post, I discuss less aggressive Damelfish and how to introduce them to your tank.