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Longnose Hawkfish (Oxycirrhites typus): Ultimate Care Guide

Best suited to a serene setup, the Longnose Hawkfish appreciates plenty of places to perch and look out over its watery territory.
Being Tropical fish, the optimal temperature for Longnose Hawkfish is between 76.8-84.2F. The water temperature should be stable.
Longnose Hawkfish will thrive in a PH of 8.0-8.4. Fluctuations in PH will not be good for your fish.
Longnose Hawkfish are relatively small. They grow to be up to 5 inches (13cm).

Pink Skunk Clownfish

The pink skunk clownfish is an unusual looking clownfish with a peachy orange colored body and one single white stripe on the head and the cheek. The stripe runs down up to the entire length of the back of the fish. A contradicting stripe is located at behind the eye. These fishes may be pretty aggressive with the smaller fishes nevertheless; they may be browbeaten by many energetic fellow fishes in the tank.

Aquarium Banana Plant: Care, Propagation & Dying Plants

Aquarium Banana Plants are easily identified by the grouping of their tubers that are (when planted) located directly above the soil. They look like a small bunch of unripe bananas which give it the charming name Aquarium Banana Plant. These tubers are where the Aquarium Banana Plant stores its nutrients. It is important to note that these tubers are supposed to rest above the soil. They are not a part of the plant’s roots. If they are planted below the soil, they will rot, and your Aquarium Banana Plant will die.

Chili Rasboras Care: Diet, Size, Tank Size & Temperature

Chili Rasboras are a beautifully colored, freshwater, nano schooling fish. They are red-orange in color with a black and red line that runs down their mid lateral line. The males are more brightly colored than the females, but they all share these eye catching color traits. Their flashy coloring and active nature makes them a favorite of aquarium owners all over the world.

Achiles Tang

The Achilles Tang as a full adult can grow to about 10 inches. They are quite beautiful with a black background lined with orange and white around the fins as a juvenile. As an adult they grow a large teardrop shape near their tail. When agitated, they will raise their dorsal fins to give the appearance of being larger. They also have a barb on either side of their spine near the tail that will protrude and be used as a weapon. They are found in the waters of the Pacific from Oceana to Hawaii.

Yellow Angelfish: Care, Tank Size, Breeding & Disease

The Yellow Angelfish is a bright lemony yellow color that covers its whole body with no other markings. Yellow Angelfish are all born female. If you are looking to get a breeding pair, it is better to buy them both in their juvenile stage, with one fish larger than the other, and wait for them to mature. The larger and more dominant fish will undergo a hormonal change to male. Once the fish has grown into a male, some will develop a black mark on their faces, but other than that, they develop no other markings than their eye catching bright yellow.

Ocellaris Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris)

Ocellaris Clownfish (Amphiprion ocellaris): Ultimate Care Guide

Ocellaris Clownfish are very easy to care for; they likely wouldn’t be nearly as popular as they are if they weren’t so easy to care for. These gorgeous fish don’t grow very large, making them a perfect choice for an at-home tank. They also don’t have very intense water requirements, pH levels, or Temperature requirements. Ocellaris Clownfish are omnivores which makes feeding them more manageable. These little orange fish also have a great temperament, making them a superb choice for a saltwater community tank. Just because Ocellaris Clownfish are notoriously easy to care for doesn’t mean that they should be neglected or not given the care they need. Be sure to check the water parameters and quality routinely. You should also perform regular water changes.