Anemones

Sea anemones present several challenges for the collector. They are soft bodied so care must be used to avoid tearing the tissue when collecting them. They have the ability to contract rapidly, which may result in them disappearing into a crevice in the coral or a hole in the sand. Sand dwelling anemones are generally easiest to collect. They often attach to a small solid object such as a shell buried in the sand, and can be removed intact simply by excavating the sand. Anemones attached to large rocks present a greater level of difficulty, but they may be collected by lifting or pushing up an exposed portion of the pedal disc, being careful not to tear the tissue (that's the difficult part). Once a portion of the pedal disc is lifted off the rock, the rest of it comes off more easily, but one must proceed slowly to avoid tearing the disc.

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The word aquarium originates from the ancient Latin language, aqua meaning water and the suffix rium meaning place or building. Aquariums are beautiful and look good anywhere! Home aquariums are becoming more and more popular, it is a hobby that many people are flocking too and fish shops are on the rise. Fish are generally easy to keep although do they need quite a bit of attention. Puppies and kittens were the typical pet but now fish are becoming more and more frequent in house holds. In recent years fish shops have noticed a great increase in the rise of people wanting to purchase aquariums and fish, the boom has been great for local shops as the fish industry hasnt been such a great industry before now.

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