The Identification and Care of Anemones Kept in Aquariums

Phylum Cnidaria, Class Anthozoa Subclass Hexacorallia

Order Ceriantharia

Genera: Arach nan thus, Anthoactis, Cerianthus, and Pachyceri-anthus are tropical genera

Common Name: Tube anemone, Cerianthus anemone

Colour: Brown, purple, green, pink, blue

Distinguishing Characteristics: Lives in soft grayish tube partially buried in the sand or mud bottom. The tube is made from fired nematocysts. Short tentacles around the mouth. Long tapering tentacles on rest of oral disc. Often has commensal phoronid worms on tube. Column ends in a burrowing pointed foot with an anal pore.

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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