The metabolic functions of sea anemones work within a range of temperatures. Exposure to temperatures beyond this range will injure or kill the anemone in a very short period of time. In this book we describe the tropical sea anemones commonly kept in aquaria, but we have also included a couple of subtropical/temperate species because they sometimes end up for sale to aquarists keeping tropical aquariums. In general, tropical species suffer if the temperature falls below 20°C (68 °F) or rises above 31 °C (87 °F), although there can be exceptions. Ideal temperature (in aquariums) for most tropical species is about 24 °C (75 °F). Temperate species can also survive at 24 °C (75 °F), but are healthier at 20 °C (68 °F), just outside the range for tropical species. Temperature affects the function of enzymes that are involved in metabolic processes such as digestion of food, tissue maintenance, and detoxification of superoxide radicals produced during photosynthesis. The symbiosis with zooxanthellae operates within a temperature range, but is abandoned when the temperature range is exceeded. The resulting expulsion of zooxanthellae is known as "bleaching." Temperature also affects metabolic rates,

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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  • roma
    What if temperature falls below 24 c in aquarium?
    5 years ago

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