In this column I will discuss some of the most colourful and controversial sea cucumbers in the hobby – the sea apples.
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.
Personally, I do not think that there is anything wrong with keeping sea cucumbers in a reef tank as long as you take the necessary precautions to protect them from an untimely death. I keep at least one sea cucumber in every one of my own reef tanks.
Aquarium Invertebrates: Captive Husbandry Of Goniopora, Spp. With Remarks About The Similar Genus Alveopora
I believe I have discovered what it needs to prevent and cure the wasting condition, and why it occurs.
All-in-all, however, despite how fascinating these animals are, unless you are confident of the identification of the animal, can provide suitable conditions for the animal to feed, and are willing to live with the potential drawbacks of keeping one of these animals in an aquarium, they are not really recommended for keeping in any aquarium.
Aquarium Invertebrates: Mushrooms, Elephants Ears, And False Corals: A Review Of The Corallimorpharia
Whether you have a large reef aquarium or a simple small aquarium, any of the corallimorphs can be easily maintained and enjoyed for decades.
Despite the fact that they are a beautiful and frequently available in the hobby, they generally do not survive well in reef tanks, and in this article I will try to convince you that they should be avoided by all but experienced hobbyists.
This article covers the genera most often seen in aquaria.
I wanted to make a point of emphasizing that the survival record of flame scallops in captivity has traditionally been extremely poor.
In short, when freshly imported, these corals are easy to dismiss as blandly colored lumps.
Although these stars require extra care in the initial selection, once a blue Linckia is successfully introduced into a large, well established aquarium with plenty of live rock to explore, they are usually quite hardy and are certainly a beautiful addition to a reef aquarium.
Each month we'll showcase a particularly nice aquarium photograph, taking the time to discuss the identification and husbandry of the animal pictured as well as information relating to the technical details of how the photo was taken.
Jason shares his 120 gallon tank with us this month.
Doug reviews April Kirkendoll's Peppermint Shrip book, the International Trade in Coral and Coral Reef Species report, and briefly discusses items pulled from the scientific literature.