Vermetid Snails

Vermetid snails are harmless suspension feeders that cast out a mucus net to trap particulate and dissolved organic matter. J. C. Delbeek

Vermetid Snail Marine Aquarium

Anemones

We have some encouraging new information about the control of prolific stinging anemones such as Aiptasia spp. We hope that it won't be long before biological controls for these anemones are readily available and effective.

Anemonia sp. anemones can divide and gradually spread throughout the aquarium; they are also quite mobile. They are common on live rock imported from Fiji and Indonesia, and they sting corals. J. C. Delbeek

Tiny Anemone Found Live Rock

These small anemones multiply politically by pedal laceration in aquaria. We were not able to get a positive identification for them but we believe they are the Turtle Grass anemone, Viatrix globulifera. Anemone-eating fish and specialized anemone-eating nudibranchs are probably the best control for them. J. Sprung

Berg hi a verrucicornis and its circular egg mass. Photo by D. Sheehy and G. Moss courtesy of Jack Jewell. Marine World Africa USA

Circular SnailsTurtle Habitats Using Moss
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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