Feature Article: Coral Coloration, Part 9: Tridacna and Other Photosynthetic Clam Coloration, With Observations on Possible Functions
This month, we will continue our observations of marine invertebrate coloration with a slightly different subject - that of the impressive appearance of photosynthetic clams.
These animals are generally hardy in captivity and can grow rather quickly, making them attractive to beginning and intermediate reefkeepers.
By illustrating West Atlantic corals through close-up photography and relating the species to well-known Pacific species, this article introduces West Atlantic corals in a perspective which is familiar and informative for aquarists as well as divers.
Feature Article: Coral Coloration - Part 7: Coral Reflectance, Chromoproteins and Environmental Factors Affecting Non-fluorescent Pigmentation
All the information presented in the previous six installments of this series has been only a precursor to this article, where we identified coral pigments as described in scientific literature.
If you’ve been in the reef keeping hobby for a while, you’ve probably outgrown the use of common coral names.
Competition and the requirement to kill prey quickly means that venoms in marine species are far more powerful than similar venoms in terrestrial organisms.
Feature Article: Effects of Interspecific Interactions on the Growth and Morphology of Cultured Acropora pulchra and Porites cylindrica
This experiment is another step towards refining culturing techniques that will lead ultimately towards the reduction of harvesting wild stock corals for the aquarium trade.
Feature Article: Coral Coloration, Part 6: Non-fluorescent Chromoproteins (CP-568 – CP-610) And A Newly Discovered Colorant
Dana continues his discussion on coral pigments and pigmentation.
Contrary to popular belief, not all coral colors are fluorescent.
Evaluation of live food versus artificial food on the growth of juvenile Pocillopora damicornis cultured from planulae
The following is a report on the first experiment where Lee examined the effects of different foods on the growth of juvenile corals.
This article, the first of two parts, is a follow up on an article printed in Advanced Aquarist entitled ‘Lighting by Number’ and discusses Clades ‘A’ and ‘B’.
Feature Article: How Much Light?! Analyses of Selected Shallow Water Invertebrates' Light Requirements
Dana examines the optimal amounts of light required for select stony corals, soft coral and a Tridacna clam, and is intended to complement his previous article 'Too Much Light!' (July 2004).
Breeding of Amphiprion ocellaris clownfish is discussed along with a brief overview of the species and their host anemones.
Joe shares his beautiful 20,000 gallon aquarium with our readers.
Feature Article: Coral Coloration, Part 4: Red Fluorescent Pigments, a Preliminary Report of Effects of Various Environmental Factors and Color Mixing
Dana explains several environmental factors and their possible effects on coral coloration.