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Grunts And Sweetlips

Grunts really do grunt and Sweetlips do have big luscious lips! These unusual marine fishes come from the same family and are related to Snappers. Many species are colorful and decorated with bold stripes and spots. However, be warned that the juvenile form of Grunts and Sweetlips looks quite different from the adults. They can be found in the Indo-Pacific as well as the Atlantic near coral reefs and rocky outcroppings where they feed on worms, crustaceans and other invertebrates. These are by no means small fish -when full grown […] Read more »

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Maroon Clownfish (Premnas biaculeatus)

Clownfish and Damselfish are the only species of fish which can avoid the stings of an anemone, which can be quite potent. The exact mechanism by which this is accomplished is the subject of debate. They make ideal companions in mixed fish and invertebrates systems. A 30 gallon or larger tank with lots of hiding places is desirable. An anemone host such as Bubbletip (Entacmaea quadricolor) or Leathery (Heteractis crispa) is preferred, but not required. Keeping an anemone alive for your clownfish will involve substantially more light than standard aquarium […] Read more »