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Data sheet: Synchiropus Marmoratus “Marbled dragonet”

  DATA SHEET  Nome scientifico: Synchiropus Marmoratus Common Name: Marbled dragonet Taxonomic Classification Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Suborder: Callionymoidei Family: Callionymidae Genus: Synchiropus Species: Marmoratus Description: The S. Marmoratus has a cylindrical body, a very large head and a tubular muzzle with a small mouth at the end; Very developed fins; Uses ventral fins to move using them as small paws; The pectoral fins […]

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Data sheet: Thalassoma pavo “Ornate Wrasse”

DATA SHEET Scientific name: Thalassoma pavo Common name: Ornate Wrasse Taxonomic Classification Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Suborder: Labroide Family: Labridae Genus: Thalassoma Species: T. pavo Description: This fish lives in salt water and is very much appreciated as it is one of the most colorful of the Mediterranean Sea. Tapered body, massive head, small mouth. […]

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Data sheet: Chromis viridis “Blue Green Damselfish”

DATA SHEET Scientific name: Chromis viridis Common Name: Green Chromis or Blue Green Damselfish Taxonomic Classification Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Perciformes Suborder: Labroids Family: Pomacentrinae Genus: Chromis Species: C. viridis Description: It is a fish belonging to the Pomacentridae family. The term damselfish refers to a group of marine fish comprising more than one […]

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Data Sheet: Xenia Sp.

TECHNICAL DATA SHEET Scientific Name: Xenia sp. Common Name: Xenia pumping, Pulse Corals Taxonomic Classification: Phylum: Cnidaria Class: Anthozoa  Subclass: Octocorallia  Order: Alcyonacea  Suborder: Alcyoniina Family: Xeniidae Genus: Xenia Species: Xenia sp. Description: Xenia Sp. belongs to the family of soft corals and has a incrustant and weed growth if the conditions allow it. It has very […]

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Data sheet: Limulus Polyphemus

DATA SHEET Scientific Name: Limulus Polyphemus Common Name: Horseshoe Taxonomic Classification: Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Merostomata Order: Xiphosura Suborder: Xiphosurida Family: Limulidae Genus: Limulus Species: Polyphemus Description: Since the Cambrian period there were the Xifosurides, a primitive marine group, which today we consider living fossils. The Horseshoe has a hard segmented horseshoe-shaped segmented carapace, with two simple, median and light-sensitive eyes as well as two side-facing eyes […]

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Data sheet: Chaetodon semilarvatus

We could not start the fish data sheets without talking about the fishes on the logo of the Magazine   and Forum Vitadibarriera.               DATA SHEET Scientific Name: Chaetodon semilarvatus Common Name: Blue-cheeked butterfly fish Taxonomic Classification: Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii  Order: Perciformes Suborder: Percoidea Family: Chaetodontidae Genus: Chaetodon Species: Semilarvatus Description: It has a heavily […]

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How to build a plywood fiberglass tank Part 1

Not very popular in Italy, plywood tanks, are most used for sweet water aquaria, while in the United States they are commonly used for the salt water too. The winning characteristics of a plywood tank are remarkable flexibility, robustness, lightness, and even lower thermal dispersion, especially if covered with a canopy that is nothing but a cap, […]

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Remedy to bad smell coming from collection cup of the skimmer

A “Protein Skimmer” is a well-known marine aquarium-based tool that helps keep water clean from pollutants. Each marine aquarist knows very well the result of a good foaming, a dark-smelling liquid in the collection cup. This liquid contains a mixture of many substances that have been removed from the aquarium’s water and is the product of […]