Yellow Tang

Aspect Detail Species Name Zebrasoma flavescens Common Name Yellow Tang Care Level Moderate Lifespan Up to 10 years in captivity Adult Size Up to 8 inches Diet Herbivorous Minimum Tank Size 75 gallons Temperature 75-79°F (24-26°C) Water Conditions dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025 About the Yellow Tang The Yellow Tang, scientifically known as Zebrasoma flavescens, stands out in marine […]

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Wrasse

Aspect Detail Species Name Labridae Common Name Wrasse Care Level Moderate Lifespan 5 to 7 years (depends on species) Adult Size 2 to 16 inches (depending on species) Diet Carnivorous (primarily) Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons (varies based on species) Temperature 72-78°F (22-26°C) Water Conditions dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025 About the Wrasse Wrasses are a diverse family of […]

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Triggerfish

Aspect Detail Species Name Balistidae Common Name Triggerfish Care Level Moderate to Advanced Lifespan Up to 10 years Adult Size Varies; 8 to 18 inches (depending on species) Diet Omnivorous with carnivorous leanings Minimum Tank Size 125-200 gallons Temperature 72-78°F (22-26°C) Water Conditions dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025 About the Triggerfish Triggerfish are an interesting and diverse family of […]

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Grunts and Sweetlips

Species Name Haemulidae (for Grunts), Plectorhinchus (for Sweetlips) Common Name Grunts, Sweetlips Care Level Moderate Lifespan Grunts: 5-15 years, Sweetlips: Up to 20 years Adult Size Grunts: 6-18 inches, Sweetlips: Up to 30 inches Diet Carnivore Minimum Tank Size 180 gallons Temperature 72°F – 78°F (22°C – 25.5°C) Water Conditions pH 8.1-8.4, Salinity 1.020-1.025 About the Grunts and Sweetlips – […]

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Grouper

Species Name Epinephelinae (subfamily) Common Name Grouper Care Level Intermediate to Expert Lifespan 10-50 years, depending on species Adult Size Up to 8 feet for some species Diet Carnivore Minimum Tank Size 180 gallons for smaller species, 500+ gallons for larger ones Temperature 72°F – 78°F (22°C – 25.5°C) Water Conditions pH 8.1-8.4, Salinity 1.020-1.025 About the Grouper – Species […]

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Hawkfish

Species Name Cirrhitidae (Family that includes various species) Common Name Hawkfish Care Level Moderate Lifespan 5-7 years Adult Size 3-5 inches depending on species Diet Carnivore (small crustaceans, mollusks, fish) Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons Temperature 72°F – 78°F (22°C – 25.5°C) Water Conditions pH 8.1-8.4, Salinity 1.020-1.025, dKH 8-12 About the Hawkfish – Species Summary Hawkfish, belonging to the […]

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Hogfish

Species Name Lachnolaimus maximus Common Name Hogfish Care Level Moderate to Difficult Lifespan 10-15 years Adult Size Up to 36 inches (though often around 20 inches in captivity) Diet Omnivore (crustaceans, mollusks, smaller fish, and algae) Minimum Tank Size 180 gallons Temperature 68°F – 77°F (20°C – 25°C) Water Conditions pH 7.8-8.4, Salinity 1.020-1.025, dKH 8-12 About the Hogfish – […]

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Jawfish

Species Name Opistognathus spp. Common Name Jawfish Care Level Moderate Lifespan 5-6 years Adult Size Up to 5 inches Diet Carnivore (small crustaceans, zooplankton) Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons Temperature 72°F – 78°F (22°C – 26°C) Water Conditions pH 8.1-8.4, Salinity 1.020-1.025, dKH 8-12 About the Jawfish – Species Summary The Jawfish, belonging to the Opistognathus genus, is a captivating […]

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Yellowhead Jawfish

Aspect Detail Species Name Opistognathus aurifrons Common Name Yellowhead Jawfish Care Level Moderate Lifespan Up to 5 years in captivity Adult Size Up to 4 inches Diet Carnivorous Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons Temperature 72-78°F (22-25.5°C) Water Conditions dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025 About the Yellowhead Jawfish Yellowhead Jawfish, scientifically known as Opistognathus aurifrons, is a remarkable burrowing fish […]

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Lionfish

Species Name Pterois spp. Common Name Lionfish Care Level Moderate to Advanced Lifespan 10-15 years Adult Size 12-15 inches (varies with species) Diet Carnivore (small fish, shrimp) Minimum Tank Size 55 gallons Temperature 74°F – 78°F (23°C – 26°C) Water Conditions pH 8.1-8.4, Salinity 1.020-1.025, dKH 8-12 About the Lionfish – Species Summary Lionfish, belonging to the Pterois genus, are […]

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