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Chalice Corals. Family Pectinildae By Blue Zoo Aquatics

Within the Family Pectiniidae, there are currently five valid genera of coral according to Integrated Taxanomic Information System (ITIS). They are Echinophyllia, Mycedium, Oxypora, Pectinia, and Physophyllia. You will also see Echinomorpha listed as a genus, and it should be, although there is only one species. These stony corals from the Family Pectiniidae are known […]

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Brittle Stars in the Aquarium

Brittle Starfish are one of those invertebrates that are rarely seen in your marine reef aquarium. That being said, they play a very important role in your aquarium and are a beneficial invertebrate to have, and when you do see them they are very impressive and fascinating creatures. Brittle Starfish generally will come out at […]

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Foxface Rabbit Fish: Aquarium Care

Foxface Rabbitfish. Oh, the names we come up with for fish! The common name of this species of fish describes them quite well, as they have a distinctly elongated snout resembling the pointed snout of a fox. The Rabbitfish part of the name is derived from their behavior, as they are docile grazers with dark […]

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The Clown Triggerfish

One of the great privileges of working with marines is being able to keep and care for some of the ocean’s most amazing and beautiful fish. The Clown Triggerfish is no exception and has to be one of the most eye-catching and beautiful species of fish. Their true beauty has made this species of triggerfish […]

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The Panther Grouper

The Panther Grouper is a stunning, large predatory fish. This extraordinary-looking Grouper is also known as Humpback or ‘Polka-dot’ Grouper for its striking colour pattern of bold black spots against a white to creamy-grey body. Juveniles display fewer, larger black spots, against a bright white background. These black spots become smaller and more plentiful as […]

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Aquarium care for Bubble Corals

There is no doubt that bubble corals are one of the most unique corals that we get in our aquarium hobby. With their oddly shaped swollen vesicles, they are hard to miss when you are at your local fish store looking into an aquarium with corals on display for sale. They truly are beautiful to […]

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The Maroon Clownfish

Clownfish are probably one of the most iconic marine fish within the ornamental fish trade and for a long time we have seen the Maroon Clownfish in our local marine fish stores. Although they may not be as common as the Amphiprion ocellaris and Amphiprion percula, they are right up there and seem to be […]

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