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Plant of the Month – Amazon Sword Plant

Pisces Reef Fish Emporium of Las Vegas, NV - Amazon Sword Plant
Posted On: October 11, 2017

The Amazon Sword plant is a freshwater plant. It is easy to care for making it pretty popular around fish hobbyists. It will thrive in tropical set ups with a temperature of 72-82 degrees Fahrenheit. Amazon Swords do not do well in very cold temperatures, so it is not suitable for ponds. The leaves of… Read more »

Invertebrate of the Month – Zoas

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Zoanthids are commonly called zoas. They are small, soft corals commonly found growing on the floor of Zoanthids are colonial types of corals, meaning they form a colony of individual polyps all living together. These corals can come in some spectacular colors and color combinations. Zoas are easy to care for. They can flourish in… Read more »

Invertebrate of the Month – Brown Octopus

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The Brown Octopus is a marine invertebrate. Octopuses have a natural capability of detecting colors and have sharp vision. These little guys have chromatophores on their body which allows them to blend with their environment. Octopuses have a neutral temperament, and should not be housed with predatory fishes. Though they can become aggressive if threatened…. Read more »

Fish of the Month – Goldfish

Goldfish - Pisces Reef Fish Emporium of Las Vegas, NV
Posted On: April 22, 2017

The goldfish is a freshwater fish. It was one of the earliest fish to be kept in and aquarium, and it is one of the most commonly kept aquarium fish. Goldfish are hardy fish that can survive a wide range of water conditions. These little guys prefer cooler temperatures. They are not tropical fish. They… Read more »

Plant of the Month – Driftwood

Freshwater Driftwood - Pisces Reef Fish Emporium of Las Vegas, Nevada
Posted On: December 4, 2016

A great way to decorate your aquarium is by adding freshwater driftwood. It adds character to your aquarium. Adding driftwood to your aquarium gives it a more natural aesthetic. A small piece hidden among a patch of live plants can give your fish a place to hide, but it can also make your tank look… Read more »

Fish of the Month – Wrasse

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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 »

Plant of the Month- Moss Balls

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Posted On: November 19, 2016

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

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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 »