Few invertebrates inspire so much controversy as sea anemones, in particular the clownfish hosts. Undeniably beautiful, they can be a challenge to keep. Only one, Entacmaea quadricolor, can be recommended for home aquariums. It will be discussed in greater detail later in connection with a tank designed with it in mind. Clownfish host anemones are restricted to the Indo-Pacific.

Several anemones from the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean regions adapt well to aquariums that meet their needs. One of my favorites is Bartholomea annulata, known as the curlicue anemone. Other good ones

72 Saltwater Aquarium Models include flower anemone, Phymanthus crucifer, pink-tipped anemone, Condylactis gigantea, and Caribbean carpet anemone, Stichodactyla helianthus. Each of these will be covered later. Any can form the basis of a fascinating aquarium.

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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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