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Clams

Tridacna Clams have become very popular among marine aquarists. The most distinguishing feature of clams is their large two-part shell and interior mantle. Most have intricately colored patterns in the mantle, making them attractive additions to the marine aquarium.

Anemone

Most Anemones are sessile with a specialized foot used to anchor them in soft substrates or attach themselves to rocks and corals. Provide excellent water conditions, moderate to strong current, and intense lighting.

Polyps

Polyps are colonial corals, and most of them are extremely hardy, making them ideal candidates for the beginner reef aquarist. All Polyps contain symbiotic algae and require moderate to strong lighting.

Mushroom/Ricordia

Mushroom corals are hardy and make ideal corals for the beginner reef aquarist. Mushrooms that have long tentacles are aggressive toward other types of corals, so provide these corals with adequate space.

Soft Coral

In reef aquariums, it is important to leave adequate space between different species of hard and soft corals to avoid problems with growth or aggression. Most soft corals grow rapidly in reef aquariums, and are relatively hardy corals for the inexperienced reef aquarist.

Large Polyped Stony (lPS)

Large Polyp Stony Corals are generally larger calcareous corals with large fleshy polyps. The degree of extension of the tentacles depends upon the amount of light, current, and whether the coral is feeding or not.

Small Polyped Stony (SPS)

Small Polyped Stony corals have small polyps on a calcareouss skeleton. In many instances they are either branching or plated. SPS hard corals are generally considered more difficult to keep than the LPS or soft corals and are not recommended for beginners.

Wrasse

They are some of the most colorful of the moderately-sized saltwater fish that can be incorporated into an aquarium. Many of these wrasse species are very active by nature and are nearly always swimming out in the open, adding activity and beauty to either a reef or peaceful fish-only aquarium.

Triggerfish

Triggerfish are very hardy specimens that adapt well to aquarium life if provided with a large tank and ample hiding places. Reaching an average size of 6-10" in the home aquarium and often become very aggressive toward the same species and other tank mates.

Tang

Commonly referred to as Surgeonfish, they make a wonderful addition to the reef or fish only aquarium. If more than one species of Tang is going to be kept, introduce different genera and different-sized specimens simultaneously to limit

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