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Harlequin shrimp care guide

The Harlequin shrimp, in my opinion, is 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 general, they grow to a maximum size of 2 inches. Females will be significantly larger than the males. The three most common reasons aquarium owners consider purchasing them are: Because they are gorgeous To clear up an asterina starfish infestation …

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The bristle worm

If you have ever seen a bristle worm in your reef tank, you would probably agree they can be 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. The bristle worm is a live rock hitchhiker that reef tank owners love to hate. Is there merit to the debate, or is it …

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Peppermint Shrimp Care Guide

Peppermint shrimp are a brightly colored, inexpensive saltwater reef shrimp species that are often recommended to help control aiptasia anemone populations. But they are also a fun, interesting, easy-to-care for  invertebrate that can add some color and variety to your reef tank. Let’s dive a bit deeper into what makes them interesting, how to care for them, what they are compatible with and whether or not you can add them to your reef tank safely. …

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Featherduster worm

Looking for an interesting invertebrate to add to your tank? Let’s take a look at the Feather duster worm, (also sometimes called a fan worm) to see if it’s a good fit.  Quick Facts About the Featherduster Worm: Scientific Name: Sabellidae sp. Common Species: Hawaiian, Dwarf, Royal, Yellow, Coco Other common names: Fan worm Max Size: 2.5 Inches Minimum tank Size: 10 Gallons  Aggression Level: Docile Color: Varies By Species Care Level: Moderate  Lifespan: 1 …

Aplysia Sea Hare Slug: Facts, Eggs, Ink & Care Guide

If you’re looking for a challenging, unusual invertebrate to add to your tank, take a look at the Aplysia Sea Hare Slug Due to the possible toxins, a sea hare can release, and it’s specific care requirements, this species is considered very difficult to keep. It’s recommended that only expert-level hobbyist attempt to take on this fascinating invertebrate because it can be quite risky to care for them in a community tank. Be careful and weigh the …

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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 a boxer (or a tough bro who just got done working out his lats and …

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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 they called “live rock”. The rock itself was not alive, but it was teeming with …