Due to the fact that there are so many things that can lead to bleaching, it can be quite difficult to identify its specific cause at times. However, by starting with the basics, and using your head, there's a good chance you can find and fix the problem.
James discusses the myth that Tridacnid clams must be fed in order to prevent starvation.
After being in the marine aquarium hobby and trade for almost 20 years, and diving many times around Indonesia, I've had a lot of experience with this particular anemone.
Media Review: The Complete Illustrated Breeder’s Guide to Marine Aquarium Fishes by Matthew L. Wittenrich
Should someone interested in breeding marine ornamental fish read this book? Read the review to find out.
Feature Article: Parasitic Copepods: Enemies of Soft Corals, False Corals, Gorgonians, Anemones, Zoanthids, and Tridacna Clams
This article concludes our brief and incomplete look at copepods capable of potentially harming our captive animals. However, the series will continue with reports of other parasites, including nudibranchs, sea spiders and other 'creepy-crawlies'.
Aquarium Corals: Stony Coral Parasites: Red and Black Bugs: Identification Guide, Preventive Measures, and a Review of Treatment Protocols
This article is but a small tool for use by serious hobbyists in answering many questions.
While you might never see a porcellanus for sale, there's always the chance you will, and hippopus is easy enough to acquire if you want one. So, keep all of this information in mind and do what it takes to keep them alive and well should you make a purchase.
Dana continues last month's discussion about copepods.
Eliminate nuisance starfish utilizing the natural appetites of the Harlequin Shrimp. Join Gary and Russ of AmericanReef.com as they shine the spotlight on these unique aquatic critters.
There is quite a pool of coral parasite research available, but these research articles are disjointed and scattered among the internet and some obscure journals.
The explosion in new freshwater aquarists keeping small ornamental shrimp in planted tank environments has created a whole sub-hobby that is dominated by the keeping of crystal shrimp.
Hopefully, as the knowledge base grows, more easily raised species will be found and protocols will be added for harder species so that the foundation's list of captive-bred species available to hobbyists will continue to grow.
Even under the best conditions, only a small percent of the eggs ejected in a spawning event will actually get fertilized, and of those that do, maybe 5% will make it through metamorphosis, or even far fewer than that.
Feature Article: Evaluation of Chemical Eradication Methods of Acoels (Acoelomorpha) From Marine Aquaria
Currently, 99% of the live stock in the marine ornamental trade is harvested from coral reefs in the wild. Therefore, aquarists should take every precaution to protect their livestock and keep it thriving in captivity.
Applied Sustainable Aquaculture Inc., The Science and Technology Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut. Justin discusses his methods for propagating this interesting nudibrach.
They are considered the most beautiful creatures of the sea and as they move very slowly, they are very popular among submarine photographers.
Competition and the requirement to kill prey quickly means that venoms in marine species are far more powerful than similar venoms in terrestrial organisms.
The end result is a spectacular display of fluid sculpture the aquarium hobby now has to offer. Something like a living lava lamp.