Giant clams may fall prey to a number of predators, and can also be plagued by various parasites, so it’s important to know what to avoid when placing them in aquariums, and what to watch out for when it comes to parasites. Find out more about this important topic in this week’s article by James W. Fatherree, M.Sc.
Reprinted from ReefLife magazine, July/August 2009, pages 68 to 73.
Soft Corals — Ecology and Nutrition of Azooxanthellate Octocorals
Posted on May 29th, 2013
Soft, or leather, corals and gorgonians belong to an animal group with the scientific name “Octocorallia” (octocorals), which is among the most diverse in terms of species numbers. This week, Dr. Katharina Fabricius looks at how information on these creatures is exchanged between the aquarium hobby and the scientific community.
Reprinted from Coral magazine, October/November 2007, pages 70 to 75.
Bright splashes of color — yellow, red, orange, tan and green; flowers in the coral garden, decorating the tops and sides of the coral bommies. And, around these flowers, like butterflies, brightly colored reef fishes dance in the sunlight. The illusion is almost
perfect. But, the flowers are not flowers at all. They are crinoids. Author Fred Bavendam explores the realm of these fascinating echinoderms, in this week’s article.
Reprinted from ReefLife magazine, July/August 2009, pages 48 to 57.