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Saltcorner is a website that is dedicated to the hobby of marine aquarium keeping and is the creation of aquarium author Bob Goemans, who has written a column of the same name for many years.

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Article Spotlight

Marine Angelfish – the Holacanthus Genera

By Bob Goemans

The angelfish family contains some of the most graceful and colorful fish in the wild, and besides simply being ‘beautiful,’ they are smart and also quite hardy. These laterally compressed disc-shaped marine fish belong in the Order Perciformes and Suborder Percoidei, and are members of the Family Pomacanthidae (Angelfish). Depending upon whom you speak with, it contains about 80 species in 9 genera. Some can get quite large, e.g., about 18 inches (45 cm) in body length. All angelfish are thought to be protogynous hermaphrodites, that is to say, where females can change into males more.

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NEW!Book Spotlight:

The 'Living' Marine Aquarium Manual

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Photo Gallery Spotlight

See more in John Clipperton's "130 litre Reef" gallery.
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Review Spotlight

Book Review of Sea Slugs of Western Australia

By Fred E. Wells & Clayton W. Bryce

TITLE: Sea Slugs of Western Australia AUTHORS: Fred E. Wells & Clayton W. Bryce PUBLISHER: Western Australia Museum ISBN 0-7309-5523-0 PAGES: 184 PRICE: $30.00 Opisthobranch mollusks, or sea slugs, are the most physically diverse subclass of gastropods. The largest group of Opisthobranchs are the Nudibranchs which have caught the interest of the marine hobbyist because of their exquisite colors. The contents of this book are divided into sections entitled: Introduction; What is a sea slug; When and where to find sea slugs; The marine climates of Western Australia; Sea Slugs species more.

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Q&A Letter Spotlight

Dennis Jugueta writes to Bob about: Clams & Hitch-Hikers

Hi Bob, I recently purchased a clam from one of our local stores here in the Philippines and after about 3 weeks I noticed that inside its mantle there were a shrimp and a crab. They were almost transparent and most of the time they hide in the inner parts of the mantle (and therefore couldn't be seen when purchased). I am including some photos. Is this normal? I mean, for clams to have shrimps or crabs inside them? I have another clam (different species) but haven't seen any hitchhikers inside it yet. Thank you in advance! You really are a great help to us hobbyists! Dennis Jugueta [ more.

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