Bullseye Coral

Bullseye Coral

Bullseye coral, not to be confused with Bullseye Rhodactis Mushrooms, is in the Caulastrea family. It is easy to care for if proper conditions are provided. Bullseye likes low to medium water flow and is sensitive to bright light so place accordingly. It has short...
Gemmatum Tang

Gemmatum Tang

Gem Tangs are one of the most exotic fish for marine aquariums and fetch a price worthy of that distention. They are found in the Western Indian Ocean at deep water making them difficult to collect and expensive to ship to the US. Like most other tangs, Gems can be...
Blue Ridge Coral

Blue Ridge Coral

The Blue Ridge Coral skeletons are commonly sold as dead bleached coral decorations. It is often mistaken for a small polyp stony (SPS) coral because of this hard exoskeleton. It really is an octocoral (soft coral) with long, thin polyps and its growth forms are...
Clown Triggerfish

Clown Triggerfish

The Clown Triggerfish is quite popular due to its unique dramatic coloration. It eats primarily shellfish and other invertebrates in the wild and will also do so in the aquarium making it more appropriate for a fish only aquarium rather than a reef. It is often...
Black Sun Coral

Black Sun Coral

The Black Sun Coral is a large polyp stony (LPS) coral. This coral should be placed in a sheltered area with low light and only moderate water flow. The Black Sun Coral is hardy but requires special care in feeding. Like many low light corals, it does not contain...
Hammer Coral

Hammer Coral

The Hammer Coral is a large polyp stony (LPS) coral. Its polyps are visible throughout the day and night and do to its long waving tentacles, beginners and lay people often think it is an anemone. Common colors are green, tan, or brown but many ultras are available...
Chalk Bass

Chalk Bass

The Harty Chalk Bass remains smaller than most Bass, reaching only 3”, and it is reef safe making it an excellent choice for smaller reef aquariums. In larger tanks, more than one can be kept, but they should be added at the same time to avoid territorial issues. They...
Anchor Coral

Anchor Coral

Anchor coral is like other Euphyllia coral but is distinguished by its tentacles with anchor shaped tips. There many color variations including blue, gold, orange, green and others. It derives most of its nutrition from the photosynthesis of symbiotic Zooxanthellae...
To Go Bare Bottom or Not?

To Go Bare Bottom or Not?

Cons: Some people consider it to be less natural looking.There are many burrowing fish and invertebrates that should not be kept in a bare bottom tank. Some people will put sand in a shallow container for these creatures, but these often become stagnant.You will not...
Birdsnest Coral

Birdsnest Coral

The Birdsnest Coral is a small polyp stony (SPS) coral that may be one of the better choices for reef enthusiasts wanting to take their first try with SPS as it may be a little less demanding than some of the other SPS varieties.   It is a beautiful coral found in a...