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Data Sheet: Pterapogon Kauderni “Banggai Cardinalfish”

SCHEDA TECNICA Scientific name:  Pterapogon Kauderni Common name: Banggai cardinalfish Taxonomic Classification Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Suborder: Percoidei Family: Apogonidae Genus: Pterapogon  Species: Kauderni Description: Pterapogon Kauderni has an ovaloid body with a long caudal peduncle, has two dorsal fins, one smaller and the other more developed. The male compared to the female has a more squared jaw and three small […]

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Data Sheet: Mikrogeophagus Ramirezi “Ram Cichlid”

DATA SHEET Scientific name:  Mikrogeophagus Ramirezi Common name: Ram Cichlid, blue ram, German blue ram, Asian ram, butterfly cichlid, Ramirez’s dwarf cichlid, dwarf butterfly cichlid and Ramirezi. Taxonomic classification Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinoperygii Subclass: Neopterygii  Order: Perciformes Suborder: Percoidei Family: Cichlidae Genus: Mikrogeophagus  Species: Ramirezi Description: The body is tall with the sides compressed, the dorsal fin is tall and long as you can see in the first rays, pointed ventral fins […]

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Data sheet: Cryptocoryne Lucens

DATA SHEET Scientific Name: Cryptocoryne Lucens Common name: Cryptocoryne Lucens Taxonomic Classification Kingdom: Plantae Phylum: Angiosperme Class: Liliopsida (Monocotiledoni) Subclass: Arecidae Order: Arales Suborder: Alismatales Family: Araceae Genus: Cryptocoryne Species: Lucens Description: Cryptocoryne Lucens has very narrow leaves placed apically to long stolons. Coloring: Green Habitat: It spreads mainly in swampy areas with slow or almost stagnant movement. Water chemistry: Temperature: 22-28°C   pH: 5-8  Water hardness: 1-18°dH GH: […]

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Live phytoplankton in aquarium – Yes or Not?

Today, we will talk about Phytoplankton’s benefits, disadvantages and our experience on dosing live Phytoplankton in the reef aquarium. What is Phytoplankton? The phytoplankton is a set of autotrophic photosynthetic organisms (Micro Algae) or of organisms capable of synthesizing organic matter starting from dissolved inorganic substances, using solar radiation as an energy source.       […]

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Data Sheet: Tridacna Crocea “Crocea Clam”

DATA SHEET Scientific Name:  Tridacna Crocea Common Name: Crocea Clam Taxonomic Classification Phylum: Mollusca Class: Bivalvia Subclass: Heterodonta Order: Veneroida Family: Tridacnidae Genus: Tridacna Species: Crocea Description: Tridacna Crocea is a large bivalve mollusk that has a triangular shell with robust and convoluted valves with ribs, where the cloak is hooked  when it is extroflexed. At the center of the cloak is […]

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Data Sheet: Pavona Cactus “Cactus Coral”

DATA SHEET Scientific Name:  Pavona Cactus Common Name: Lettuce Coral, Cactus Coral, Potato Chip Coral   Taxonomic Classification Phylum: Cnidaria Class: Anthozoa Subclass: Hexacorallia Order: Scleractinia Family: Agariciidae Genus: Pavona Species: Cactus Description: Pavona Cactusis predominantly formed from foliar colonies with polyps on both faces / leaves. Some species are incrustant, laminar or massive. They present small and shallow coral, […]

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Data Sheet: Acanthurus leucosternon “Powder Blue Tang”

DATA SHEET Scientific Name:  Acanthurus Leucosternon Common Name: Powder blue tang or powderblue surgeonfish Taxonomic Classification Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii  Order: Perciformes Family: Acanthuridae Genus: Acanthurus  Species: A. Leucosternon Description: Acanthurus Leucosternon has a flattened and elongated ovoid body, a small mouth with chisel teeth that uses to rock algae from the rock surface, the dorsal fin and the spine […]