- Melanurus Wrasse (Halichoeres melanurus): Care Guide
Melanurus Wrasse are an ideal starter wrasse for beginner aquarists wishing to own one of these fish. Their striking colors are beautiful to look at, with their pigmentation becoming more vibrant the older they become. This Western Pacific fish has a healthy appetite, even devouring parasites and pecking their tank mates clean. Melanurus Wrasse are also known as: Hoeven’s Wrasse, Tail Spot Wrasse, Yellow-lined Wrasse, Orange-tipped Rainbowfish, Tailspot Wrasse, and Pinstriped Wrasse.
- Rainbow Wrasse Fish Care Guide (Coris Julis)
Rainbow Wrasse (Coris Julis) are an interesting, brightly colored fish. Their color changes once they mature. Interestingly enough, both juvenile males and females can mature and grow into adult males. The Rainbow Wrasse has a long torpedo body shape. The adult males can have a green, blue, or brown body with a white belly. The males also have bright, jagged, orange bands on their bodies. Both male and female Rainbow Wrasse juveniles are a dull brown color with yellowish sides and whitish bellies. The mature females keep their juvenile coloration.
- Yellow Coris Wrasse (Halichoeres Chrysus): Care Guide
Yellow Coris Wrasse (Halichoeres Chrysus) are a brightly colored, golden yellow, saltwater fish. They sport a black spot on their dorsal fin, and have long bodies with ray shaped fins. Juveniles can have more than one spot on their fins, but once they reach maturity the spots go away and they are left with just the one.
- Longnose Hawkfish
A Longnose Hawkfish of the family Cirrhitidae is easy to recognize because of the very elongated nose that looks similar to needle-nose pliers. This fish has 10 spines on the
- 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.
- 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
The Ocellaris clownfish is one of the most famous marine fish in the aquarium industry. It flaunts a beautiful orange colored body with white stripes that are outlined with black. It is known as the perfect beginner fish. They have 10 dorsal spines and their eye color is black around the pupil. These fishes can be easily found in oceans and can be tank raised as well. It is very resilient and not very violent and basically very easy to take care off. When talking about clownfish, how can we forget “Nemo” from the animated movie “Finding Nemo”?
- Clown Triggerfish
The Triggerfish are the silent hunters of the aquarium world. Their sleek, oval shape with large head and protruding teeth make these guys a favorite fish to own. These Triggers can be difficult to keep for the beginner but worth the effort for as established tank.
- Queen Angelfish
The Queen Angelfish has an absolutely striking color profile with a vibrant yellow background and fluorescent violet accents. It’s very loosely related to the Blue Angelfish and they’ve even been known to mate in the wild. Though they are quite beautiful and an extremely popular aquarium angel, these fish are a fair bit more difficult to keep than their relatives. They require specific water conditions and a specific diet, and can easily fall ill. They’re notoriously aggressive, but unlike other angels, there’s evidence that they mate for life, so it is possible to keep two of the same species as long as they’re of the opposite sex. Their mating cycle is interesting, and it’d be easy to cull offspring if needed since this particular species spawns at the surface rather than laying eggs on the seafloor.
- Maroon Clownfish
Maroon clownfish is also known as the “Spike-cheeked clownfish” as spines stick out from their cheeks. They are one of the biggest and the most gorgeous clown fish species that can be found. The flourish a maroonish red body with three tapered gold stripes. The females are usually longer about 6.3 inches in length and may grow up to 8 inches, while the males are usually one-third the size of the female; however, they can grow up to 6 inches in length.
- French Angelfish
Scientific Name Pomacanthus paru Common Name(s) French Angelfish, Black Angelfish Origin Caribbean Temperature Range 72-78°F Water Parameters dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025 Adult Size 24in Diet Omnivorous, Sponges French
- Emperor Angelfish
Scientific Name Pomacanthus imperator Common Name(s) Emperor Angelfish, Imperator Angelfish, Imperial Angelfish Origin Maldives, Indonesia ,New Caledonia, Sri Lanka, Vanuatu, Africa, Fiji Temperature Range 72-78°F Water Parameters pH: 8.2 –
- Blueface Angelfish
Scientific Name Euxiphipops xanthometopon Common Name(s) Blueface Angelfish, Yellowface Angelfish Origin Coral Sea, Indonesia, Sri Lanka Temperature Range 72-78°F Water Parameters dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025 Adult Size 1ft
- Flying Fish Facts
The World of Flying Fish One of the most unusual species of fish in the ocean is the Exocoetidae, of flying fish. This animal is unlike any other fish in
- Fangtooth Moray Eel
The fearsome looking Fangtooth Moray is really not much of a threat to humans. There are certainly cases of humans receiving a nasty bite from these eels but those were usually incidents when it was provoked. Like most eels, the Fangtooth Moray is generally peaceful when humans are around so long as it is not startled or made to feel threatened.
- Yellow Boxfish
Common Name(s) Yellow boxfish, Polka-dot Box Fish, Blue-Spotted Boxfish, Cubed Boxfish, Yellow Trunkfish, White Cubicus, Cube Boxfish Scientific Name Ostracion cubicus Origin Red Sea/ Indo-West Pacific Temperature Range 72°F –
- Sword Fish Facts: How Do Swordfish Reproduce?
Swordfish (Xiphias Gladius) is a species of billfish. They are known for their easily identifiable sword like protrusion from their faces, which is used to slice at prey and make
- Blobfish: Adaptation as a Deep Sea Fish & More
Blobfish, Psychrolutes marcidus, is a deep-sea fish that live on the ocean floor. The natural habitat of the blobfish is in the deep sea off the coast of Australia and