The tiger cowry (Cypraea tigirs) is likely too big and messy for nano setups. Take the #TFH quiz!
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#TankTip: Fish that prefer soft and acidic water (like angelfish) can do well with a cation-exchange substrate. Want to learn more about substrates? Gain access to the entire online TFH Magazine archive with a #TFH digital subscription!
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02/22/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
"The common Chinese algae eater (Gyrinocheilus aymonieri) is an effective algae eater when it's small, but becomes more aggressive towards other more flashy, colorful fish as it grows. A better choice for algae control are any of the varieties of tank-strain Ancistrus spp. bristlenose catfishes. Otocinclus spp. cats are also good for small aquariums, but are less hardy. The Amano...
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02/22/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
Here's a Q&A from the Mar/Apr 2017 issue of #TFH:
"I recently bought a Chinese algae eater, but I think it’s chasing my male fancy guppies around and damaging their tails. Is there a better type of fish to eat algae in my tank?"
Find out our expert's answer later today!
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02/21/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
#TFH revamped the magazine for 2017! Check out the Jan/Feb feature "Splendid Species for Novice Marine Fishkeepers" - now available #FREE online for a sneak preview of the stellar redesign!
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02/21/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
Only one bicolor parrotfish (Cetoscarus bicolor) should be kept per aquarium, as they will behave aggressively toward conspecifics.
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02/20/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
The assassin snail (Clea helena) will eat pest snails (and some ornamental ones too), but this food source is easily supplemented with frozen bloodworms or meaty pellets.
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02/20/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
#AboutTheCover: The percula clownfish (Amphiprion percula) has all the qualities that aquarists look for when stocking a nano reef: they are small, compatible with other nano-friendly fish and invertebrate tankmates, and relatively hardy. As a bonus, percula clowns are being produced in great numbers by commercial breeders, and these tank-born specimens make a great choice for beginners to the...
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02/17/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
The most common dwarf lionfish - the zebra turkeyfish (Dendrochirus zebra) - can be identified by two white circular patches that adorn its caudal peduncle.
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02/17/2017 at 13:23. Facebook
Can you name that #oddball face, #TFH fans?
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#ThrowbackThursday. The thick-lipped gourami (Trichogaster labiosa) can easily hybridize with the banded gourami, so it's best not to keep them in the same setup.
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If you could go anywhere in the world to swim, snorkel, or dive with tropical fish in their native habitat, where would you go and what kind of fish would you like to see?
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Talbot's damsel (Chrysiptera talboti) tends to be exceptionally hardy and relatively inexpensive.
Can #TFH fans identify this featured "great species for a nano reef" fish from the Jan/Feb 2017 issue?
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True! The lunare wrasse is a gloriously energetic fish that can become a very personable pet while adding color and constant action to a boisterous marine community tank.
#TrueorFalse? The lunare wrasse (Thalassoma lunare) is a very energetic fish. Find out tomorrow morning!
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Kissing gouramis (or kissers) often spar by meeting mouths and pushing each other through the water.
Have you ever traveled to see tropical fish in their native habitat, snorkeling, scuba diving, or even collecting in the waterways where the hobby’s most popular species come from? Let us know – and share photos if you have them – in the comments!
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"Wrasses of all types and sizes are some of the most fascinating and vibrant fishes on the reef, and many of these resplendent gems are wonderful fish for marine or reef aquariums." - Richard F. Stratton
Read more about #wrasses in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of #TFH!
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