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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.  Table of contents If you are looking for something specific, you can use the Table of Contents below …

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Berghia Nudibranch Aiptasia Control

The Berghia nudibranch, an outstanding natural way to control the aiptasia anemone “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” (ancient proverb) Those words sum up the essence of why the Berghia Nudibranch, Berghia stephanieae, is so popular in the aquarium hobby. The dreaded and maligned aiptasia anemone is generally considered to …

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Keeping the Fire Shrimp: Lysmata debelius

The Blood Red Fire Shrimp is one of the most sought-after invertebrates in the saltwater aquarium hobby–because of the amazing color, delicate gracefulness, and fascinating cleaning behavior. Don’t take my word for it, take a look at this beautiful creature. Have you ever seen such a deep red color in the natural …

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Coral Banded Shrimp: Stenopus hispidus

Introduction to the Coral Banded Shrimp The Stenopus hispidus, commonly known as Boxer Shrimp, Banded Cleaner Shrimp, or Coral Banded Shrimp, is a popular and inexpensive invertebrate to add to your tank. Like some of the other common saltwater aquarium shrimp, you may find that this little fella will be …

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Scarlet skunk cleaner shrimp care guide

While the name, Scarlet 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. It is by far the most popular of the aquarium cleaner shrimps, despite the unattractive name. …

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Saltwater cleaner shrimp aquarium care facts guide

Are you looking for the perfect Saltwater Cleaner Shrimp to add to your reef tank, but aren’t sure which one to buy? Or do you just want to learn more about these amazingly beautiful invertebrates? Well, you’re in the right place, because these delicate creatures are amazing. Don’t take my word …

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Nassarius snail

The nassarius snail, N. vibex, is a small member of the mollusk phylum and is a fairly common addition to the saltwater aquarium as part of the cleanup crew. They are amusing to watch. By day, they bury themselves in the sand, with just a tiny periscope-like piece of flesh left sticking …

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Arrow crab care in a reef aquarium

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. Table of contents …

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Bubble Tip Anemone

Introduction to the bubble tip anemone The Bubble Tip anemone is the most popular anemone among the aquarium enthusiasts because of its: spectacular coloration general hardiness likelihood of hosting the clownfish species commonly kept in the home aquarium. In the wild, the BTA is found throughout the tropical waters of the …

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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 natural and nutritional food for your saltwater fish. This article will focus on a few of the most popular copepods for sale to feed to your reef aquarium …