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By admin - Posted Jan 14, 2002 07:00 PM
Below is a listing of all of our articles about aquarium fish (both salt and some freshwater species) sorted by date with the newest at the top of the list.
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Proposed listing of the Percula clownfish (Amphiprion percula) under the U.S. Endangered Species Act: What it means, and what aquarists need to know (Part 2)

By Chris Jury on Oct 22, 2014 at 09:00 AM

Chris Jury concludes his two part article by exploring each of the threat factors (including additional data as well as NMFS' response) presented in the petition to list Percula clownfish under the ESA.

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Aquarium Fish: Animals That Associate With Anemones (other than Clownfishes)

By James W. Fatherree on Apr 02, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Clownfish aren't the only animals that adopt anemones as their host. Surprisingly, dozens of animals regularly seek refuge in anemones' deadly tentacles. James Fatherree explores the other fish and crustaceans that associate with anemones.

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Aquarium Fish: On the Clownfishes' Range of Hosts

By James W. Fatherree on Mar 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM

When people think of symbiosis on the reef, the relationship between clownfish and anemone often is the first to come to mind. However, anemones are not the only hosts clownfish will adopt. James Fatherree explores both the iconic relationship between clownfish and anemone as well as some less conventional hosts.

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Aquarium Fish: Halichoeres Wrasses - Are they the best reef fish?

By Richard Aspinall on Mar 05, 2014 at 09:00 AM

The world's oceans are filled with wrasses. Richard Aspinall zooms in on Halichoeres, a genus containing many beautiful species that he regards as ideal wrasses for the home reef aquarium.

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Aquarium Fish: Fishes of the Genus Siganus: The Rabbitfishes

By James W. Fatherree, M.Sc. on Aug 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM

I'll provide you information about the genus Siganus as a whole, the Rabbitfish species commonly offered in the hobby, and how to take good care of them.

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Aquarium Fish: Surgeonfish: A Forty Year Retrospective

By Terry Siegel on Aug 14, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Our very own Editor in Chief, Terry Siegel discusses surgeonfish husbandry like only he can – through forty years of personal experiences successfully keeping this beloved family of fish.

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Aquarium Fish: Butterflyfish

By Francesco Ricciardi on Jun 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Advanced Aquarist welcomes Francesco Ricciardi, a biologist and underwater photographer. Francesco shares his photography and presents an overview of tropical butterflyfish.

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Aquarium Fish: An Overview of Stingrays of the genus Potamotrygon, Part Two

By Kenneth Wingerter on Apr 03, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Stingrays of the genus Potamotrygon can be stunning aquarium animals. While they have a much better record of captive survivability than other batoids, their husbandry is hardly undemanding or uncomplicated. In actual fact, properly caring for these unusual creatures requires a considerable amount of preparation and resources.

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Aquarium Fish: In Search of Chrysogaster

By Richard Aspinall on Mar 06, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Richard Aspinall travels to Mauritius to photograph Amphiprion chrysogaster, the exotic and beautiful Mauritian Clownfish.

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Aquarium Fish: Chloroquine: A "New" Drug for Treating Fish Diseases

By Jay Hemdal on Feb 20, 2013 at 11:00 AM

While not a panacea or miracle drug, chloroquine is experiencing resurgence in popularity for use in fish-only aquariums and quarantine systems to treat a variety of problems ranging from Cryptocaryon to Aiptasia anemone infestations.

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Aquarium Fish: Sharing a small house without conflicts: the pistol shrimp and the shrimpgoby's life

By Francesco Ricciardi on Jan 09, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Coral Reefs, thousand of species, thousand of associations: but the relationship between little gobies and their shrimp partners is one of the most famous and better balanced, where everybody wins and nobody loses. A wonderful example of mutualistic symbiosis.

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Aquarium Fish: An Overview of Stingrays of the genus Potamotrygon, Part One

By Kenneth Wingerter on Nov 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM

While they require a high level of rather specialized husbandry, the rewards for successfully maintaining these remarkable animals are great.

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Aquarium Fish: Reconsidering the Moorish Idol

By Kenneth Wingerter on Oct 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM

One makes no understatement in saying that this is a species for the advanced aquarist. Still, in consideration of all of the technological and methodological refinements taking place in the hobby, there is every reason to conclude that the Moorish idol will yet become a staple of the ornamental fish trade.

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The Way We Were: Spawning the Jewels of the Reef

By Martin Moe on Sep 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Breeding pioneer Martin Moe discusses his work spawning the Atlantic Jewelfish and shares his original article published in Freshwater and Marine Aquarium magazine in May 1981.

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Aquarium Fish: Reconsidering the Molly Miller Blenny

By Kenneth Wingerter on Sep 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM

By most standards, the Molly Miller blenny is a spectacularly ugly little fish. Whatever it lacks in physical attractiveness, however, is more than remunerated with character.

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Aquarium Setup: Atlantic Biotopes

By Adam Blundell M.S. on Aug 22, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Often overlooked and underappreciated, the Atlantic biotopes are amazing aquariums. Sustainable inhabitants are here in our own backyards and ready for hobbyists to create new and interesting aquariums. Much can be learned about these animals from captive systems and hobbyists have a remarkable opportunity in front of them to participate in the process and progress.

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Aquarium Lighting: Moonlight - A Concise Review of Its Spectrum, Intensity, Photoperiod, and Relationship to Coral and Fish Spawning

By Dana Riddle on Jul 18, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Moonlight is thought to play an important role in timing reproductive cycles of many coral and fish species. In corals, lunar cycles set the date of spawning, while the time of onset of darkness fine tunes the cycle and decide the hour and minute (then a release of hormones into the water induces mass spawning). Lunar periodicity seems to play a role in timing of reproduction among at least some fish species. It seems apparent that different taxa are affected differently by altered moon phases, if only temporarily.

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Aquarium Fish: Prospective Fishes for the New Zealand Rocky Reef Aquarium: A Multimedia Overview

By Kenneth Wingerter on Jun 06, 2012 at 11:00 AM

As technology and husbandry advance, marine aquarists may want to push the boundaries and explore creating biotopes beyond the usual stony or soft coral reef. Kenneth discusses fish for an unique New Zealand rocky reef aquarium.

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Aquarium Fish: An Overview of Fang Blennies of the genus Meiacanthus

By Kenneth Wingerter on May 02, 2012 at 11:00 AM

As ornamental fish, fang blennies of the genus Meiacanthus have it all--sturdiness with elegant good looks, individual character with great adaptability, peacefulness with the ability to stand up to aggressors. There is a wide variety of hue and pattern within the genus. The distinctive coloration, accentuated by their sleek body shape, makes for an exceptionally attractive animal.

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Aquarium Fish: An Overview of the Maroon Clownfish and Clownfishes of the Percula Complex

By Kenneth Wingerter on Apr 04, 2012 at 11:00 AM

It pretty much goes without saying that the common, orange, and maroon clownfish are well known and well represented in the marine aquarium hobby. Tank-bred specimens are now widely available in trade; most agree that these are far easier to keep than their wild counterparts. Especially in the case of the common and orange clownfish, a wide variety of color forms are yet being developed.

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