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Do Damsel Fish Deserve Their Bad Reputation?

The Bad The short answer to the question, "Do Damsel Fish Deserve Their Bad Reputation?" is, "yes, yes they do." But the long answer is "well, most do, but certainly not all." That's right, there are species of damsel fish that you can keep without risking life and fin of all your other fish. Damsel fish are aggressive and armed with a strong bite and dental plate that can do some pretty serious ...
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Royal Gramma – a Good Beginner Fish

Royal Gramma
Of the three fish mentioned in the linked article I've only kept one personally, that's the royal gramma. But they are all very attractive fish. Since I've not kept the others I won't give you advice on them. I try to talk about fish that I've either kept myself or observed closely in someone else's talk. Something that I have personal experience with and can say that I know how it behaves rather ...
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Fairy Wrasse: Colorful and Affordable

Fairy Wrasse
I love fairy wrasse. They are so beautiful to watch, even-tempered, and relatively hardy with the right tankmates. When housed with overly aggressive or even semi-aggressive fish they tend to stress and become unhealthy. Any tank with these fish in them also needs a lid or screen. I recommend something with smaller holes. I've had a screen top and found my fairy wrasse on top of it dead. I would h...
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Breeding the Blue Reef Chromis

Sometimes news comes along that really excites me. The news of someone successfully breeding a fish that is rare in the hobby is always on that list. This particular fish is actually one of my favorites. It's the Blue Reef Chromis and it's a stunner. I've owned them before but not often. I found the fish easy to care for and it swam with my other chromis in the shoal. As you may know the green ...
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Pacific Blue Tang Success!

First there was the success with the Yellow Tang, an incredible feat, now the Pacific Blue Tang by a different group of conservationists. These kind of breakthroughs will keep the hobby going for years to come. Rising Tide Conservation and the team at the University of Florida Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory are extremely proud to introduce the first ever captive-bred
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