Hexacorals

This group covers the majority of the Coelenterates found in marine aquariums, particularly anemones and corals. Do not forget that most of them need strong light, as they contain Zooxanthellae, and that they can be fed on small morsels of animal origin. The aquar-ist must take care when handling some species, as their capacity to sting can be considerable. The great majority of these animals are imported from the Indian or Pacific Oceans, but they are only sporadically available in the aquarium trade.

Red Sea sponge
Anthozoa sometimes provide a refuge for shrimps, protecting them from their predators.
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