April 25, 2018

Boxfish

Boxfish are a peaceful fish which needs to be kept in a peaceful environment. The diet of most Boxfish consists of sponges, tunicates, worms, and crustaceans. Provide a lot of swimming space as well as hiding spaces for them.

Longhorn Cowfish
Yellow Boxfish

Snowflake Eel

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The Snowflake Eel is also known as the Clouded Moray Eel, or the Starry Moray. It has a white and black blotched body with yellow spots. The Snowflake Moray is one of the most popular eels in saltwater aquariums. This is due to its beauty, smaller maximum size, and reputation of being less aggressive than other moray eels. The Snowflake Eel is very hardy, and can be kept with other eels. 


The Snowflake Moray is best kept in a tank with a secure lid and plenty of hiding spots. This animal spends most of its time in hiding with only its head exposed. May eat other fish that are small enough to fit in its mouth, as well as a variety of crustaceans. 

Diet should include large meaty items such as krill, squid, and clams. 


Maximum Length: 39 in.
Care Level: Easy
Family: Muraenidae
Reef Compatibility: Add with caution
Minimum Aquarium Size: 50 gal.
Range: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea, East Africa, Japan, Hawaiian Islands, Micronesia.
Diet: Carnivore
Water Conditions: 74-80F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Golden Dwarf Moray eel

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The Golden Dwarf Moray Eel is stunning and rare animal from Hawaii. 


Best kept in a tank with a secure lid and plenty of hiding spots. This animal spends most of its time in hiding with only its head exposed. The Golden Dwarf Moray is generally considered a peaceful tankmate. While it does not commonly eat other fish or crustaceans there is always a possibility that it may eat other fish that are small enough to fit in its mouth, as well as a variety of crustaceans. 

Diet should include meaty items such as krill, squid, and clams. 

Maximum Length: 12 in.
Care Level: Easy
Family: Muraenidae
Reef Compatibility: Add with caution
Minimum Aquarium Size: 50 gal.
Range: Pacific: Hawaiian Islands, Micronesia.
Diet: Carnivore
Water Conditions: 74-80F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Dragon Eel

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The Japanese Dragon is a voracious predator and tankmates should be chosen wisely or they may be consumed. This Eel is also known for finding small holes in the top of an aquarium and climbing out without an ability to get back in so make sure to have a secure top on your aquarium. 


The Hawaiian Dragon Eel is a showpiece specimen and the most sought after Eel in the aquarium hobby. It is rarely available so jump on an opportunity when it is in stock. This Eel is usually quick to eat and should be fed a wide variety of foods including Silversides, Squid and Krill.

Blue Ribbon Eel

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Ribbon Eels are unique creatures that act unlike most eels. Ribbon Eels will spend a good portion of their time swimming in open water and should be fed brine shrimp, mysis shrimp or other small meaty foods. Blue Ribbon Eels will have a black coloration to the body when they are juveniles which changes to bright blue color as the animal matures.

Eeels

DragonEelMost Eels reach a size between 24 to 36 inches. Eels feed mostly on fish and crustaceans, and most species adjust well to life in captivity and are very hardy inhabitants. A larger aquarium with adequate hiding places and a well-sealed lid is essential for maintaining Eels.

Blue Ribbon Eel
Dragon Eel
Golden Dwarf Moray Eel
Snowflake Eel

Royal Gramma

Basslet
The Royal Gramma Basslet may be one of the most colorful fish available. With its violet purple and yellow coloring it is sure to pop in your aquarium. They are also suitable for a nano-reef tank. Provide several hiding places for them as they tend to be shy at times.
Since it demonstrates territorial aggression towards its own kind, the Royal Gramma Basslet should be housed singly. However, most Royal Gramma Basslets are peaceful towards tankmates of similar size and temperament.

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: Yes
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 3”
Color Form: Purple, Yellow
Diet: Carnivore
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: Caribbean, Tropical Western Pacific
Family: Grammidae

Swales Swiss Guard Basslet

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Also known as the Pacific Candy Basslet. A stunning, and relatively rare basslet. Its color is purple and orange striped body with black dots on the caudal and dorsal fin. Found at the edges of reefs, the Swales Basslet spends most of its time hovering around the rock structure. Provide ample places to hid, as it can be a shy species. 


The Swales Basslet is a solitary species and are best kept one to a tank. May act aggressive towards other basslets. 

Diet should consist of frozen mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and other meaty items. May take high quality flake food or pellets. 

Maximum Length: 3 in.
Care Level: Easy
Family: Grammatidae 
Reef Compatibility: Reef safe.
Minimum Aquarium Size: 30 gallons.
Range: Western Pacific: Indonesia 
Diet: Carnivore- meat based foods.
Water Conditions: 74-80 F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4

Basslets

BassletBasslets are colorful, hardy, and generally peaceful, although they may become territorial as they settle into the aquarium. If more than one member of the species is added to the aquarium, add them simultaneously, as severe conflicts may arise. Offer these fish plenty of hiding places. They are reef safe and usually do not bother other tank inhabitants.

Black Cap Basslet
Swales Swiss Guard Basslet
Royal Gramma

Black Cap Basslet

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Also called the Black Cap Gramma. It has a purple body with a black diagonal splotch on its head. Found at the edges of reefs, the Blackcap basslet spends most of its time hovering around the rock structure. Provide ample places to hid, as it can be a shy species. Quick to retreat into the safety of live rock. 


The Black Cap Basslet is a solitary species and are best kept one to a tank. May act aggressive towards other basslets. 

Diet should consist of frozen mysis shrimp, brine shrimp, and other meaty items. May take high quality flake food or pellets. 

Maximum Length: 4 in.
Care Level: Easy
Family: Grammatidae 
Reef Compatibility: Reef safe.
Minimum Aquarium Size: 30 gallons.
Range: Western Central Atlantic: West Indies, Bahamas, Central America.
Diet: Carnivore- meat based foods.
Water Conditions: 74-80 F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4