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Fish of the Month – Wrasse

Wrasse - Pisces reef Fish Emporium of Las Vegas, Nevada
Posted On: November 20, 2016

Wrasses are marine fish. They prefer tropical to subtropical water. Wrasses are considered “reef safe.” These fish are known to be brightly colored. Wrasse are typically large fish. Only a few species from the family should be kept in an aquarium. Most that are kept in an aquarium do not grow past 8 inches in… Read more »

Reef Tank Parameters (Part II)

Reef Tank Parameters - Pisces Reef Fish Emporium of Las Vegas, Nevada
Posted On: November 19, 2016

There are a number of parameters you need to monitor to maintain a healthy and successful reef tank. As mentioned last month we are going to discuss reef parameters in a couple articles not to overwhelm because there is a lot of information to discuss. Last month we discussed Alkalinity and pH. For a more… Read more »

Plant of the Month- Moss Balls

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Marimo commonly called moss balls are freshwater plant life. A moth ball is formed from the growth of algae. They are not moss at all. Marimo moss balls are large green balls with a velvety appearance. In Japanese, marimo translates to “seaweed ball.” Marimo balls are very easy to care for. They require low to… Read more »

Fish of the Month – Arowana

Silver Arowana - Pisces Reef Fish Emporium of Las Vegas, Nevada
Posted On: September 11, 2016

Arowana are tropical, freshwater fish. They are also called bonytongues because of their toothed mouth and tongue with teeth. Interesting fact is the arowana’s jaw has two barbels which are sensory organs able to detect movement on the water’s surface. Arowanas are known for their bony heads. They have elongated bodies covered by many scales…. Read more »

Plant of the Month – Cabomba

Cabomba Freshwater Plant
Posted On: July 21, 2016

Cabomba are popular freshwater plants. They are sometimes called Brazilian fanworts. They have divided feathery green leaves in the shape of a fan. Cabomba are densely growing plants that make for a natural looking background in a planted aquarium. They are decorative pieces for your aquarium, but are also fuctional too. They are great for… Read more »

Fish of the Month – Triggerfish

Marine, tropical Clown Triggerfish
Posted On: June 21, 2016

Triggerfish are tropical, marine fish. They are about 40 species of triggerfish seen. They are brightly colored, and can grow quite large. Triggerfish bodies are oval shaped and compressed. Its head is large with small features. Its mouth might be small, but it is strong. Its jaw contains a row of teeth great for cracking… Read more »

Temperature Fluctuations

Temperature Fluctuations - Pisces Reef Fish Emporium of Las Vegas, NV
Posted On: June 7, 2016

Summer is write around the corner. And with summer, aquarium temperatures seem to fluctuate. Sunlight is a big factor in the temperature of your aquarium. As we get closer to summer, the days seem to get longer and the sun seems to get more intense. It is usually a good rule of thumb to set… Read more »

Fish of the Month – Betta Fish

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The most common Betta Fish species is the Siamese fighting fish. Betta fish are freshwater fish. They are the second most popular in home aquarium pets. Bettas are very smart. These fish come in many different, striking colors and shapes as well. These fish are very territorial; hints their name. It is not recommended to… Read more »

Tropical Fish Water Parameters

Posted On: April 12, 2016

Water chemistry is one of the most important aspects of your aquarium. Water parameters have everything to do with the fish you keep. pH is a common specification most hobbyist have trouble controlling. There are many ways to alter the pH of your water. Water changes are great for raising your pH. Adding rocks to… Read more »

Fish of the Month: Blenny

Lawnmower Blenny (Salarias fasciatus) in Aquarium
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Blennies are the fish of the month for April. Blennies are mostly small, marine fish. Depending on the species of blenny, it may prefer tropical to cold water temperatures. Blennioid is the scientific name for what most refer to simply as the blenny. Blennioid are usually small fish with elongated bodies with large features (eyes… Read more »