Category Archives: Invertebrates

Symbionts anemones in the reef aquarium – Part 1

If experiences from average marine aquariophiles (aquarists) are to be taken from granted, then sea anemones absolutely do not have anything to share with a reef aquarium. Not only in magazines specialized in aquariology and in books, but also in internet forums discussing this subject, it is continuously read that these animals must not, in […]

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TRIDACNA – Notions on the most well known species – Part 5

Recommendations for the purchase of the Tridacna giant clams The tridacnas are in their body physiology significantly more complex than many sessile animals in the reef aquarium. For this reason, their capacity of regenerating the damaged tissues is not as good as that of various corals. The damages that transport and maintenance cause, often prove […]

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TRIDACNA – Notions on the most well known species – Part 4

Be careful with the suspended sediments In those places where these molluscs are naturally widespread, the water is almost always very transparent. For this reason, even in aquarium they should be kept within a good-quality environment, despite they are rather robust after all. A thick concentration of suspended sediments, like it may happen for example […]

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TRIDACNA – Notions on the most well known species – Part 3

Wonderful chromatic patterns Tridacna squamosa The medium-sized species T. squamosa is part of the most beautiful inhabitants of the Indo-Pacific coral reefs. Due to the long scales located on the external part of the shell and the frequent pattern of the coat, this species is in general very easy to recognize. In nature, it lives in […]

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Boxer Shrimps (Stenopus)

Stenopus Diffusion Boxer shrimps are very well known in aquariology and have been regularly offered on the market for decades. The most common species is surely Stenopus hispidus. The others, whose size is usually smaller, are only rarely available. The reason lies in the great diffusion of S. hispidus, which is findable in the entire […]

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