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Yellow Watchman Goby Care | A Pistol Shrimp’s Best Friend

Yellow watchman goby (Cryptocentrus cinctus) in the aquarium

The bright yellow watchman goby, also known as yellow prawn goby, is a fascinating saltwater aquarium fish. It’s suitable for beginning marine aquarists, does well in smaller aquariums and its bright coloration makes it a cheerful addition to your tank. Keep reading for everything you need to know about yellow watchman goby care and keeping … Read more

Valentini Puffer | Canthigaster valentini Care & Info

Valentini pufferfish (Canthigaster valentini) close-up

The majority of saltwater aquarium pufferfish are too large for the average home aquarium, easily growing to a foot in length or even more. Luckily, though, there are still options for those that don’t have the option of installing a several hundred-gallon aquarium in their home. Sharpnose puffers from the genus Canthigaster stay much smaller … Read more

Zoanthid Garden | Zoa Care & Info

Zoanthid garden with Zoa polyps

When it comes to corals for home reef aquariums, there are few genera out there that come close to Zoanthus (plural: Zoanthids) in terms of collectibility. There are so many colors and varieties of this species (lovingly referred to as ‘Zoas’) available, it’s hard to not devolve into a frenzy of trying to have them … 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

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

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

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