Fish Families

Gobies and Dartfish

Gobies live in holes either found or dug from the sand which serves as a place to bolt into when danger is near, while the Dartfish or Dart Gobies (which are not bottom oriented), swim above their protective caves!The Gobies comprise a very large family of fish about which little is known. They are similar to the blennies with long, blunt heads, except they are usually more colorful....

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Coral Reef Animals of The World

Aquarium Coral ReefsClass Hydrozoa- Hydrocorals include fire corals in the Milleporidae family and lace corals in the Stylasteridae family. They are Cnidarians just like the stony corals, but are in the class Hydrozoa. They have a potent sting.Corallimorphs- Corallimorphs or Mushroom Anemones. Although similar to sea anemones as they have no calcerous skeleton, anatomically they more strongly resemble stony corals....

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Eels

Aquarium Eels have long skinny bodies, and are great at escaping from the aquarium!Aquarium Eels are a group of Eels and Eel-like fishes that all have long snake-like bodies and similar diets. They are also very clever fish. They have a most singular habit of being escape artists, wiggling through even the smallest hole in an aquarium cover....

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Marine Angelfish

Saltwater Angelfish are truly an aquarist& 39;s inspiration, few fish rival their beauty and majesty!Marine Angelfish are remarkable creatures and some of the most alluring of all fish. They have an elegant form, graceful movement, and often display beautiful vibrant colors. Their bodies are compressed laterally, a flat disc-like form that allows them to slip between rocky outcroppings and reef crevices....

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Garibaldi

The Garibaldi Damselfish is big and bold, in both its rich orange color and its attitude!The Garibaldi Damselfish Hypsypops rubicundus is a bright, bold fish. As a juvenile the Garibaldi is one of the most attractive damselfish. It& 39;s bright orange as an adult, but the young are a more reddish orange....

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Mandarinfish and Dragonets

Mandarinfish and Dragonets are mostly bottom dwellers. They often like to bury themselves in the sand or flit from rock to rock in search of the small animals they like to feed upon.The Mandarinfish and Dragonet diet consists mainly of small crustaceans and other organisms that live among the debris on the seabed....

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Marine Butterflyfish

Butterflyfish are beautiful, graceful, and delicate fish that are found in all the seas of the world!Saltwater Butterflyfish are some of the most beautiful and exotic of all the reef fishes. The vivid colors and delicate shapes of these ornate wonders attract aquarists and divers alike. They are found in tropical to cooler waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans, though primarily in the Indo-West Pacific....

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Macaws - Macaw Types

Macaws are highly esteemed for their awesome beauty, intelligence, and large presence!Macaws are vividly colored parrots that are large to medium in size. In decorating the feathers of these strikingly birds, nature surely ran wild in creating such dynamic and beautiful color combinations. These large, muscular birds have strong beaks that do earn them a degree of respect, and all macaw types are highly intelligent....

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Livebearer Fish

Live-bearing fish are some of the most popular aquarium residents ever!Guppies, mollies, platies, and swordtails are some of the most popular aquarium fishes. Almost everyone& 39;s first time experience with aquariums has included one or more of these beautiful and interesting fish!Livebearers are all very hardy and considered a good fish for beginners....

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World of Exotic Pet Birds

Birds! All types of birds are incredibly fascinating and have captured our imagination since the earliest times!The world is inhabited with over 9000 species of birds. They are natural wonders of song, color, flight and display. With so many diverse types of birds, learning about them is an exciting adventure....

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Surgeonfish

Saltwater Tangs are hardy in the aquarium and can make excellent algae eaters for a reef!The Surgeonfish, also known as Tangs, Unicornfish, and Doctorfish, are members of the Acanthuridae family. This is an ancient family that has endured for more than 50 million years. In the aquarium they are very durable, some would even say the proverbial & 34;tough as nails!...

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Lionfish

Lionfish are a predatory species that often hunt in what appears to be groups.A rather lazy fish, they hang montionless at the crest of the reef waiting for dinner to swim to them! In captivity they eat mainly live feeder fish and sometimes frozen lancefish or silversides.Members of this family have acquired their name & 39;Scorpaenidae& 39; from the poisonous spines in their dorsal fins....

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Marine Eels

The Romans valued morays very highly, sometimes decorating them with jewels! Marine eels are generally very hardy and easy to keep!There are actually two eels in the picture above. One is what is commonly called a & 34;Moray Eel& 34; Gymnothorax kidako, while the other is probably what is called & 34;Chainlink Moray Eel& 34;, Echidna catenata....

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Cockatoo Family

Cockatoos are extremely loving and social parrots!Intelligent, playful, and enchantingly comical, they seem to know what beautiful creatures they are! They will display their wings, toss their heads and raise their erectile crests in a proud impressive display. Undoubtedly the friendliest and most loving of pet birds....

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Canary Varieties

Canary Varieties ArticlesFor hundreds of years, canaries have been a favorite pet!... renowned for their beautiful song, coloration, and feathering since 1478 when the Spaniards conquered the Canary Islands!These little birds are ideal for small living quarters and do very well in captivity. Though primarily a cage bird, they make excellent pets for beginners and do not harm children....

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Sea Basses and Groupers

If you enjoy a large aquarium with fewer but larger fish, often with distinctive personalities, Groupers may be just the fish for you! They are mostly solitary fish, prefering their own company, and they are predators!Groupers are generally quite large fish when mature, but many of the juvenile forms are favorite aquarium specimens....

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Cockatiel Family Varieties

Cockatiels are some of the most popular pet birds, and they make excellent companions!Affectionate and clever, Cockatiels are one of the most popular pets. Since early Europeans first returned home from Australia with these endearing little birds, they have continued to grow in popularity. Today, besides the standard grey cockatiel, there are a variety of cockatiel mutations to choose from....

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Triggerfish

The clown triggerfish lives alone in their natural habitat. They are very intolerant of similar species. This is why you usually see very few Triggerfish kept together in the same aquarium.Members of this family have acquired their common name & 39;triggerfish& 39; from the characteristic locking and unlocking of their first dorsal fin....

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Amazon Parrots

An Amazon Parrot makes an affectionate loyal companion, with an amazing talking ability!The Amazon Parrots, often simply called Amazons or Amazon birds, are some of the most popular pet birds. They are medium to large parrots belonging to genus Amazona, and originally called Green Parrots. They are mostly green birds, but with splashes of bright color on or around their head as well as their wings and tail feathers....

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