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Sharknose Goby Care & Info | Elacatinus evelynae

Sharknose goby (Elacatinus evelynae) on the reef off the island of Sint Maarten, Dutch Caribbean.

Looking for a colorful addition to your reef aquarium? Sometimes, good things really do come in small packages! The Caribbean sharknose goby (Elacatinus evelynae) may be tiny, but it more than makes up for that in color and personality. Keep reading for everything you need to know about keeping the sharknose goby in your marine … Read more

7 Saltwater Aquarium Shrimp For Your Reef Tank

Peppermint shrimp in a reef aquarium.

When it comes to planning their aquarium, most people think about what fish and corals they’re going to add. But don’t forget to consider smaller creatures as well: invertebrates galore in the marine world, often amazingly colored and useful. We’re personally particularly fond of saltwater aquarium shrimp, many of which are docile and reef-safe. Let’s … Read more

Pederson Cleaner Shrimp Care & Info

Ancylomenes pedersoni or Pederson's cleaner shrimp

Looking for an uncommon invertebrate to add to your reef aquarium? We’ve got just the shrimp for you! The Pederson cleaner shrimp (Ancylomenes pedersoni) isn’t nearly as popular in the aquarium trade as some other shrimp species, but it’s actually a fascinating choice and can make a great addition to peaceful reef set-ups. Keep reading … Read more

How Much Do Aquarium Fish Eat?

Just set up your first aquarium and stocked it with all the beautiful fish you were dreaming of keeping, but now wondering how much to feed? Welcome to an issue every beginning aquarist runs into! It can be difficult to figure out how much food your fish need and how often to feed them. Instructions … Read more

Kenya Tree Coral Care & Growing | Capnella sp.

Close up of Green Kenya Tree Coral (Capnella sp.)

Are you just starting your reef aquarium journey and feel a little intimidated by the care requirements of many corals? Or are you an experienced aquarist looking for something nice and uncomplicated? Whatever your skill level, Kenya tree corals from the genus Capnella are an attractive choice. They’re not just decorative, but also highly adaptable … Read more

A FantaSEA Tribute to Jake Adams

Here at FantaSEA Aquariums, we’re always working on staying up-to-date on the goings-on in the (saltwater) aquarium hobby and industry. That’s why we were deeply saddened to hear about the sudden loss of one of our favorite reef writers and “reefluencers”, who was among the biggest names in the saltwater community: Jacob (Jake) Adams. He … Read more

Halloween Hermit Crab Care | Ciliopagurus strigatus

Halloween hermit crab (Ciliopagurus strigatus)

Why hello there! Long-time aquarists will know that hermit crabs are often colorful, but Ciliopagurus strigatus really takes the cake. Better known as the Halloween hermit crab, this popular aquarium invertebrate’s red and orange stripes are pretty difficult to overlook. Let’s go into everything you need to know about the Halloween hermit crab and keeping … Read more

L333 Pleco Care Guide: Breeding, Diet, Behavior & More

L333 Hypancistrus catfish in the aquarium.

The L333 is a very appealing pleco type for many aquarists. Unlike the popular common pleco, this species stays relatively small and is rather docile. When it comes to ‘fancy plecos’, it’s rightly one of the more popular types! Scientific name Hypancistrus sp. Habitat Rio Xingu River, Brazil Size <6 inches Temperament Mostly peaceful, can … Read more

Scolymia Coral Care & Growing

If you’ve been a reef keeper for a while, you’re almost certainly going to be aware of the existence of the genus Scolymia. This is one of the most beloved types of LPS (large polyp stony) corals. It’s not difficult to see why: also known as Scoly, Scolymia coral is exquisitely colorful! Keep reading for … Read more