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By admin - Posted Jan 14, 2002 07:00 PM
Below is a listing of all of our articles about saltwater aquarium invertebrates sorted by date with the newest at the top of the list.
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Media Review: Marine Invertebrates: 500+ Essential-To-Know Aquarium Species - A Pocket Expert Guide; Marine Bioluminescence: Secret Lights in the Sea

By Doug Robbins, Ph.D. on Apr 14, 2005 at 08:00 PM

Doug reviews Dr. Ron Shimek's latest pocket guide on marine invertebrates.

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Lateral Lines: Delicatessen Part II: Displaying a system for rare and delicate animals

By Adam Blundell, M.S. on Apr 14, 2005 at 08:00 PM

This DIY project is a follow up intended to provide examples and encouragement for the care of seahorses, pipefish, juvenile fish, jellyfish and more.

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Photo Gallery Spotlight: Electric Blue Hermit Crab

By John Clipperton on Jan 14, 2005 at 07:00 PM

Here's a macro shot of an electric blue hermit crab (Calcinus elegans).

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Media Review: Marine Aquarist Courses Online (MACO) and #reefs Presentation

By D. Wade Lehmann on Jan 14, 2005 at 07:00 PM

New MACO classes are forming and we have a new speaker this month for our chat channel #reefs.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: Sea Slugs - Part II

By Robert Toonen, Ph.D. on Dec 14, 2004 at 07:00 PM

In the first part of this article, I discussed some basic biology about the anaspidean and sacoglossan sea slugs. In this article I will focus specifically on the nudibranch sea slugs.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: Sea Slugs - Part 1

By Robert Toonen, Ph.D. on Oct 14, 2004 at 08:00 PM

I also hope that I have given the adventurous and experienced aquarists who read this a better idea of what to expect if you decide to ignore my advice and get one of these animals for your tank anyway.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: Tube Anemones

By Robert Toonen, Ph.D. on Jun 14, 2004 at 08:00 PM

Rob wanted to write an article that outlined what is known about the biology of these animals to dispel some of the erroneous information that has been propagated about them in the hobby.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: Sponges, Phylum Porifera

By Robert Toonen, Ph.D. on Apr 14, 2004 at 08:00 PM

It is becoming ever more common for retailers and hobbyists alike to be careful during the transport and acclimation of these animals to new homes, and with increasing knowledge should come increasing rates of success. Hopefully, with a bit more fore- thought and knowledge about these amazing animals our success rate with sponges will continue to increase in years to come.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: Caribbean Gorgonians: Beauty in Motion

By Julian Sprung on Mar 14, 2004 at 07:00 PM

I have been fortunate to live just a few minutes from where I can observe these lovely creatures in their natural setting, and they have always been among my favorite types of corals for a reef aquarium display.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: Nutritional Value Of Live Foods For The Coral Reef Aquarium, Part 2

By Rob Toonen, Ph.D. on Jan 14, 2004 at 07:00 PM

Continuing on from where I left off last time, we now move onto the fourth potential live food source, brine shrimp...

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Aquarium Invertebrates: Nutritional Value Of Live Foods For The Coral Reef Aquarium, Part 1

By Rob Toonen, Ph.D. on Dec 14, 2003 at 07:00 PM

Obviously, if we would like to keep any of those animals in our aquaria, we need to provide them with some food, or like a starving fish, they will not survive for long in the aquarium.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: Doughnut, Cat's Eye, Knob, Beaker, Flat Brain, Or Modern Meat? A Review Of What Are Scolymia And Cynarina, With Comments On Their Relatives And Taxonomical Status

By Julian Sprung on Nov 14, 2003 at 07:00 PM

Julian takes an in-depth look at Scolymia and Cynarina corals.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: Sea Pens

By Rob Toonen, Ph.D. on Oct 14, 2003 at 08:00 PM

While I am trying to present the best case scenario below for trying to keep one of these animals in the aquarium, you should also seriously ask yourself if your aquarium and husbandry skills are up to the challenge before you consider adding one of these animals to your aquarium!

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Aquarium Invertebrates: Nerites: Bleeding Tooth, Zebras, Checkers And More

By Julian Sprung on Sep 14, 2003 at 08:00 PM

While not yet as well established as turban snails for the 'cleanup crew' in reef aquariums, nerites do have many fans and are gaining in popularity. Considering how prolific nerites are in their natural habitat and how frequently they lay eggs, they would seem to be an ideal candidate for captive propagation.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: Housing An Octopus

By Rob Toonen, Ph.D. on Jul 14, 2003 at 08:00 PM

I think that they make a wonderful pet, and if their special needs are taken into consideration, they adapt well to aquarium life and can live out their entire natural lifespan in captivity.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: A Creature From Outer Space Or A Hydroid For Liberace's Piano?

By Julian Sprung on Jun 14, 2003 at 08:00 PM

Based on the brief descriptions of the different Candelabrum species, it appears likely that the one at the Lovett school is undescribed. It may also be a first known strictly tropical species, or it may give a range extension for an already known species.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: Green-Lipped Mussels

By Rob Toonen, Ph.D. on May 14, 2003 at 08:00 PM

I was particularly motivated to write this article after overhearing a local petshop employee telling a potential customer that they were a hardy addition to any reef aquarium.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: Heliofungia: Husbandry Considerations And Taxonomical Relationships

By Julian Sprung on Apr 14, 2003 at 08:00 PM

Keeping Heliofungia in a reef aquarium is not difficult.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: Sea Apples

By Rob Toonen, Ph.D. on Mar 14, 2003 at 07:00 PM

In this column I will discuss some of the most colourful and controversial sea cucumbers in the hobby – the sea apples.

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Aquarium Invertebrates: Zoanthids: Polyps As Cute As A Button

By Julian Sprung on Feb 14, 2003 at 07:00 PM

I have always been and will always be impressed by such common things as “button polyps,” the many-hued and mostly simple to care for zoanthids.

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