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Invertebrates Care Information, Profiles & Pictures

From Abalones to Starfishes, get information all about the chartacteristics, compatibility, dietary requirements, diseases, and more on the captive care of saltwater invertebrates in aquariums and reef tanks through this large collection of articles and profiles, as well as browse the photo gallery of beautiful marine invert pictures for help with identification.
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  4. Anemone Information (24)
  5. Cephalopod Information (6)
  6. Clam Information / Tridacna (1)
  7. Copepod & Amphipod Informat (9)
  8. Coral Profiles
  9. Crab Profiles / True-Other (16)
  10. Hermit Crab Information (17)
  11. Jellyfish Information (8)
  12. Marine Worm Information (13)
  13. Tank Janitors (9)
  14. Nudibranch & Slug Informati (4)
  15. Sea Cucumber Information (17)
  16. Sea Urchin Information (11)
  17. Snail Information (24)
  18. Shrimp Information (21)
  19. Sponges, Squirts, Tunicates (4)
  20. Starfish Information (20)
  21. More Invert Information (11)

What Are Reef Tank Janitors and What Do They Do?
Your About Guides Debbie and Stan answer the questions of what reef tank janitors are and what they do, as well as provides profiles on hermits crabs, snails, true crabs, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, shrimps, and starfishes as reef tank janitors to help you better understand these animals, and which species within these groups may or may not be...

Reef Tank Safe Janitors
"Tank Janitors" are the critters (fish and invertebrates) that crawl and/or swim around the tank, cleaning up the crud (detritus, uneaten food, undesirable microalgae, etc.) that builds up in a saltwater aquarium, disrupting the biological balance and appearance.

Sand Stirrers For Your Deep Sand Bed
Looking for something to keep your deep sand bed stirred up? How about some critters to keep your sand substrate free of uneaten food? The following scavengers are great choices. Sand stirrers prefer a thick sand substrate so they can scour for …

Reef Safe Invertebrates
Not all invertebrates are "reef safe". Many of them will tear up corals, consume fish and otherwise destroy other tank inhabitants. The invertebrates listed below are some (by all means not all) generally considered by experienced reef tank keepers to be safe for reef tanks. Keep in mind that nothing is "foolproof" when it comes to live animals. There are renegades in any species, so if your new …

Reef Safe Sand Sifters
Mechanical filtration and vacuuming the substrate can help remove detritus and uneaten food in a saltwater aquarium. Sand sifters keep the substrate in your aquarium clean by sifting through the sand, removing detritus, uneaten food and other tank debris. Many of the animals which sift sand also harm or destroy other life in your tank. Reef safe...

Reef Tank Safe Janitors
"Tank Janitors" are the critters (fish and invertebrates) that crawl and/or swim around the tank, cleaning up the crud (detritus, uneaten food, undesirable microalgae, etc.) that builds up in a saltwater aquarium, disrupting the biological balance and appearance. "Reef Tank Safe" janitors do it without destroying your corals and other tank mates.

January 2005 Inverts Photo Contest
Photos in the January Invertebrates Contest include a Green Bubble Coral & Cleaner Shrimp, Porcelain Anemone Crab in Condy Anemone, Green Bubble Coral, African Red Starfish, Candy Cane Coral, "Crummy the Crab", Hydromedusae Jellyfish, Open Brain Coral, and a Condy Anemone. View all the entries, pick a favorite, and cast your vote, because your vote helps to determine the winners!

Hawaiian Brown Slipper Lobster | Crustacean Profile
Hawaiian Brown Slipper Lobster | Crustacean Profile | View a picture and read identification, characteristics, diet, reef aquarium suitability, other care and profile information about the Brown Slipper Lobster (Parribacus antarcticus), a slipper lobster species that not only inhabits Hawaiian, but other tropical waters worldwide.

Hermit Crabs Profile
Your About Guides give an overall profile on Hermit Crabs in general as good scavengers, things to consider before buying one, and which types are considered to be some of the best algae eating reef tank janitors.

Marine Snails Profile
Your About Guides profile Marine Snails of the Gastropoda class, and which species are considered to be some of the best algae eating reef tank janitors to have.

Sea Cucumbers Profile
Your About Guides give an overall profile about Sea Cucumbers of the Holothuroidea class, considerations that should be made before choosing one for an aquarium, and provide individual Cucumariidae, Holothuriidae, Stichopodidae, and Synaptidae family profiles.

Sea Urchins Profile
Your About Guides give an overall profile on Sea Urchins of the Class Echinoidea, things you should know about them before buying, and individually profile some of the more common species often kept by aquarists.

Shrimps Profile
Your Guides profile ornamental Shrimp in general as good scavengers, as well as which species make some of the best reef tank janitors.

Starfishes Profile
Divided into three classes, Asteroidea, Ophiuroidea, and Crinoidea, your Guides discuss things you should know about Starfishes before buying, and individually profile each class in great detail, including information about good and bad species choices.

True Crabs Profile
Your About Guides give an overall profile on True Crabs of the Subphylum Crustacea - Class Malacostraca, and details some species that are considered to be good algae eaters as well as reef and non-reef safe.

Index for Information, facts and Pictures of Marine Invertebrates
Here is a hub for information, facts and pictures of invertebrates found in saltwater aquariums, including Anemones, Corals, Nudibranchs/Sea Slugs, Sea Cucumbers, Sea Urchins, Snails & Other Mollusks, Starfishes and True and Hermit Crabs.

Saltwater Lobster Picture Gallery
A picture gallery of Lobster photos, most of which include scientific and common name, as well as other facts and information with the images.

What the Heck Is This in My Saltwater Aquarium?
What the Heck Is This in My Saltwater Aquarium? - Strange Things In Saltwater Aquariums

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