Posts Tagged invertebrate

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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How About An Apple?

Most marine aquarists are only too happy to have something different in their aquariums, as long as that something fits in with the current population. The apple being talked of here is the Sea Apple which is definitely different! As can be seen it’s colourful too. An

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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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Sea Hares

Many reef aquarists who have some experience in maintaining their aquariums that is maintaining seawater quality at a high level are constantly on the lookout for something that could fall into the category of ‘unusual’. The life form that is found – if found – has to

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Clams

Those who keep a mixed reef or corals only type are the only aquarists who would be interested in clams, or at least in the clams that are being looked at here, which are in the family Tridacnidae. This includes some of the giant species from which

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What Is A Marine Invertebrate?

Invertebrates are very important to marine aquarists, particularly those that own a reef system. The word invertebrate covers all those organisms that have neither an internal skeleton nor a backbone. They live on land and in the seas. There are around 2,000,000 different species on the planet

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The Cleaner Shrimp

One of the great advantages of running a marine system is the different types of livestock that could be housed. The diversity in the aquarium will never equal or come near that on the wild reef, but there is enough to create a great deal of interest.

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The White Spot Hermit Crab

Crabs are not always welcome in the marine aquarium. Some of them could cause trouble, either blundering about and knocking things over, possibly interfering directly with corals or just growing too large. There are some crabs however that often find favour with aquarists, and these are the

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The Dancing Shrimp

There are a few shrimps which find favour with aquarists; some of them have been the subject of other texts on this website. This is another favourite, both for its colouring and character. Before starting, a picture is needed: http://fr.reeflex.net/tiere/1019_Rhynchocinetes_uritai.htm This shrimp comes under a few common

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The Blood Shrimp

This shrimp is in the same family as other cleaner shrimps such as Lysmata amboinensis and Lysmata grabhami. It has more than the one common name blood shrimp; others are fire shrimp and scarlet cleaner shrimp. The proper name is Lysmata debelius. This small shrimp will probably

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