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A Shrimp For The Marine Aquarium

A Shrimp For The Marine Aquarium

The first things that come to mind when considering livestock for the marine aquarium are fish, completely understandable. Then, how about corals for the reef aquarium, very and understandably popular. The aquarium needs to be carefully set-up with seawater quality, inmate life security (no unwanted predators or overly aggressive creatures)

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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 that have one

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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 aquarist who has

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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 and in the

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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 hermits. They are

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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 names which could

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