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Coral Banded Shrimp Care & Info

Coral banded shrimp photographed on Caribbean reef.

If you’re looking for a colorful addition to your saltwater aquarium, the coral banded shrimp might be a good choice for you. Scientifically known as Stenopus hispidus, this one gets its common name from its red-and-white striped body and claws. A colorful and fascinating addition to the aquarium! Keep reading for everything you need to … Read more

Arrow Crab Care & Info

Arrow crab (Stenorhynchus seticornis) on a Caribbean reef

Weirdo alert! If you’re looking for an unusual crustacean addition to your marine aquarium, you’ve found it. Let us introduce you to this spindly number: the arrow crab. With its extremely long spindly legs and unicorn-like horn on its head, this crab is hard to overlook. Keep reading for everything you need to know about … Read more

How Long Do Clownfish Live? | About Clownfish Lifespan

Two Ocellaris Clown fish swimming in aquarium

Probably the most popular aquarium fish out there, clownfish species (Amphiprioninae) are in the hobby to stay. If you’re thinking of getting one of the various clownfish species for your aquarium, you might be wondering how long you’ll be able to enjoy it for. How long do clownfish live? Let’s dive into clownfish lifespan and … Read more

Engineer Goby Care & Info

Engineer goby care and info

Engineer Goby (Pholidichthys leucotaenia) Care & Info It looks like an eel, but isn’t. It’s known as a goby or blenny, but is neither. When young it resembles a coral catfish, but that’s also not what it is. What fish could we possibly be talking about? Why, Pholidichthys leucotaenia of course! Keep reading for everything … Read more

Lawnmower Blenny Care & Info

Lawnmower blenny care and info

The peaceful Salarias fasciatus is a favorite among marine aquarists for its appetite for algae. Also known as the lawnmower blenny, it doesn’t exclusively eat algae, but it certainly consumes enough to be quite helpful! Want to learn more about this bottom-dwelling underwater gardener? Keep reading for everything you need to know about the lawnmower … Read more

Setting Up Your Saltwater Aquarium

green Coral in salt water fish tank

Dipping your toes in the aquarium hobby? Starting that dream tank? Suffering from Multiple Tank Syndrome and just need that new tank? We understand! Take a look at this article on how to get that new aquarium set up, then sit back and enjoy the relaxing view. Take stock of your equipment Make sure you’re … Read more

Setting Up Your Saltwater Refugiums

Saltwater Refugiums figure

Refugiums are a popular, and important, component to a thriving reef system. As the name suggests, it is a refuge. A typical refugium is an area, usually in the sump, for copepods and beneficial critters to live and multiply without fear of predation by the fish in the display. The ‘fuge is also a good … Read more

What Kind of Aquarium is Right for Me?

school of small silver fish by sea turtle

What kind of aquarium is right for me? Maybe the kids want a fish, or your dentist appointment wait was a little too long — or maybe you just got back from vacation in a tropical somewhere and want a little piece of the ocean with you! Aquarium keeping is a rewarding hobby, and we’re … Read more