Posts Tagged coral

Trimming A Branching Soft Coral

If the marine environment is of high quality then the occupants should do well. This includes the growth of corals which of course is good. However, this in itself can demand attention from the aquarist. Some soft branching corals can show very significant growth.This could interfere with seawater

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What Is An Invertebrate?

To avoid becoming a squishy heap on the ground humans have a skeleton. Quite a good invention really, not having a skeleton would cause quite a few difficult problems. Humans aren’t alone with the possession of a skeleton of course; there are all sorts of life forms

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Enough Light? Must Be

Watching a marine aquarium is a great pleasure and probably one of the major reasons why so many keep them. With a reef system sometimes a new arrival is seen to appear, or a species of coral that is already present appears somewhere else. On a few

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Reef Loss – Some Very Worrying Information!

It seems to me that if captive reef aquarists love their corals it follows that they love the wild coral reefs. Surely so, it’s where the corals, for the most part, came from. We all know of the threat of global warming – no, don’t switch off,

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Things Change

Pretty obvious really! The weather is an example. But no, we’re concerned with marine aquariums of course. In a fish only aquarium the changes are usually, strangely enough, to do with fish. New additions, growth, the cave/hole they live in and the like. In a reef system

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The Bubble Coral

This coral adds to all the differing shapes and colours of corals that could be added to the reef aquarium. It belongs to the stony or hard coral type. Besides bubble coral other common names are octocoral, bladder and grape coral. The proper name is Plerogyra sinuosa.

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The Pulse Coral

The pulse coral belongs to the soft corals and is well known. It is often seen in local fish shops and though often at a higher price than many other soft corals, is not out of the reach of most aquarists. These corals are attractive in general,

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The Staghorn Coral

These corals belong to the hard type and are much used in reef aquariums. Writing a text on them in general terms is the only way given the space available. They are given their common name because, obviously enough, the branches of the coral generally resemble the

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The Rose Anemone

One of the most intriguing sights within a marine aquarium is an anemone with a clownfish or two. The clown fish on its own, particularly certain types such as the common clown fish (Amphiprion ocellaris), could be the flag for marines. Seeing a clownfish dwelling among the

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The Coral Reef

For the most part marine aquarists are interested in the wild coral reefs. These reefs offer a diversity of life that challenges, or perhaps exceeds, the rainforests. Very many corals are now being propagated and fish, once thought impossible to breed are also being bred in increasing

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