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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

Betta fish - Pisces Reef Fish Emporium of Las Vegas, NV
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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 »

Summerlin Pet Expo 2016

Summerlin Pet Expo 2016
Posted On: April 9, 2016

Don’t forget The Pet Expo is tomorrow! The Summerlin Pet Expo is brought to us by Pet Pavilion. The Pet Expo is taking place Saturday, April 9, in Downtown Summerlin. Downtown Summerlin is located at Sahara Ave. and the 251 beltway. This is a premiere event in the pets and veterinary industries. Chat with experts… Read more »

Fish of the Month: Sea Anemone

Sea anemone with white tentacles in the aquarium
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Sea anemones are saltwater invertebrates. Sea anemones were named after the anemone flower. Like the anemone flower, sea anemones are territorial. They are predatory animals and carnivorous as well. Shrimp, mussels, and scallops are great foods to offer the anemone once or twice a week. Usually the better fed anemone means the larger the creature…. Read more »

Fish of the Month: Plecostomus

Plecostomus Catfish
Posted On: February 10, 2016

Pisces Reef would like to announce the February fish of the month: the plecostomus. The Plecostomus Catfish is a tropical, freshwater fish. The Plecostomus Catfish is commonly called the suckerfish because of their mouth- a notable characteristic. Plecostomus are frequently seen in many aquariums because their algae eating habits which may can help with cleaning… Read more »

Fish of the Month: Damsel Fish

Damsel Fish- Tropical, Saltwater Fish
Posted On: January 12, 2016

Damsel fish are tropical, saltwater fish. Damsel fish are very easy to care and can withstand a variety of different conditions making them a great tank mate for the beginning aquarist. They are also very disease resistant. Most Damsels stay on the small size even as adults. Making them very suitable for a small starter… Read more »