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6 Sensational Saltwater Shrimp

Looking for an interesting invertebrate that will add some elegance and character to your tank? Take a look at these 6 sensational saltwater shrimp 6. Coral banded Probably the first shrimp I owned, because of the price, the coral banded shrimp comes in at # 6 on the list. The position of their claws makes them look a bit like …

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The bristle worm

If you have seen a bristle worm in your reef tank, you’ll probably agree they are ugly little creatures. I’m pretty sure we’re genetically programmed to be creeped out by millipede-looking creatures. There is a lot of energy and discussion about this lowly polychaete in reef aquarium circles. This is a live rock hitchhiker that reef tank owners love to …

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Live rock hitchhikers guide

If you were to look up the entry for “live rock”, in The Hitchhikers Guide, you would find the following entry: On earth, before it was destroyed to make way for a hyperspace bypass, monkey mammals called humans sometimes enjoyed collecting fish and corals in a glass box. Inside that box, they would pile a bunch of expensive rock that …

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Intro to the most popular copepods for sale

Most popular copepods for sale Copepods are tiny crustaceans that can either hitchhike their way into your tank or are added deliberately, as a natural and nutritional food for your saltwater fishThis article will focus on a few of the most popular copepods for sale to feed to your reef aquarium and boost its biodiversity. Some fish, like mandarinfish, will not …

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Skunk cleaner shrimp reef aquarium care guide

While the name, skunk cleaner shrimp might sound like one of the smelliest and least interesting things you could add to your tank, I can assure you, there is nothing ordinary…or smelly…about them. I think the Skunk Cleaner Shrimp Association of America should take out a marketing campaign to re-brand these amazing invertebrates because their name doesn’t do them justice. …

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Arrow crab care in a reef aquarium

Arrow crab introduction Fish are nice, corals are pretty. But if you want something with a real personality for your aquarium, I’d like to introduce you to a creature that’s sure to entertain. With its exotic look and graceful-yet-gawky movements, few aquarium specimens are as charming as the arrow crab. The arrow crab is a fun and fascinating addition to …

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Harlequin shrimp care guide

Introduction Harlequin shrimp, in my opinion, are one of the most beautiful marine invertebrates in the world. Just take a look. They are mostly white with colorful spots all over their mantis shaped body. In generaly, they grow to a maximum size of 2 inches. Females will be significantly larger than the males. The three most common reasons aquarium owners …