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Belted Sandfish (Serranus subligarius)New Icon (05/18/17)
The Caribbean is home to an impressive 14 species of Serranus basslet, many of which are hugely popular among aquarists.
Armitage Angelfish (Apolemichthys trimaculatus X A. xanthurus)New Icon (05/11/17)
There are only two species of Apolemichthys angelfish that occur across the entirety of the Indian Oceanthe Flagfin Angelfish (A. trimaculatus) and the Cream or Yellowtail Angelfish (A. xanthurus).
Tiger Tail Coral Beauty (Centropyge cf bispinosa)New Icon (05/04/17)
When is a Coral Beauty not a Coral Beauty? This might seem like a trick question, but theres evidence to suggest that not all Centropyge bispinosa are created equal.
Red Banded Pistol Shrimp (Alpheus randalli)New Icon (04/27/17)
Pistol Shrimp are incredible little shrimp that exhibit unique behavior, digging tunnels in the sand and sometimes forming a symbiotic relationship with certain species of gobies.
Harlequin Shrimp (Hymenocera picta) (04/06/17)
Harlequin Shrimp, also called Clown Shrimp due to their somewhat comical appearance, are one of the most striking and desirable species of shrimp commonly available to marine aquarists.
Nano Tank Residents (03/30/17)
Nano tanks have been all the rage lately! However, choosing residents is not as easy as you may think. The fish and invertebrates must have a small adult size and not need a large amount of swimming space. Tryout some of the suggestions below...
Species Spotlight - St. Patrick's Day Marine Livestock (03/16/17)
Everyone can be Irish on St. Patricks Day, so what better way to celebrate than decking your tanks out with green and gold! Show your spirit with some of these festive marine livestock.
The Wonderful Tail-Spot Blenny (Ecsenius stigmatura) (03/09/17)
In fish, sometimes what a particular species lacks in stature they make up for tenfold in personality. A perfect example of this phenomenon is the adorable and gregarious 2.5-inch Tail-Spot Blenny, Ecsenius stigmatura.
Species Spotlight - The Blue Gudgeon Goby (Ptereleotris heteroptera) (03/02/17)
The Blue Gudgeon Goby, Ptereleotris heteroptera, which is actually a type of Dartfish, is a unique and enchanting addition to marine aquaria.
Species Spotlight - The Chevron Tang (Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis) (02/22/17)
The Chevron Tang, Ctenochaetus hawaiiensis, also commonly referred to as the Hawaiian Bristletooth Tang, is the 5th most-collected species of aquarium fish in Western Hawaii, the Big Island.