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Blue Dot Jawfish
Opistognathus rosenblatti

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You Tube Video of the Blue Dot Jawfish
Description: The Blue Dot Jawfish, also known as the Bluespotted Jawfish, was discovered in the Tropical Eastern Atlantic in 1991 by Allen and Robertson. Its head and body are orange with different shaped metallic blue spots covering all but the fins. As a matter of fact, the neon blue dots actually glow under the aquarium actinic lights! Consider to be the most beautiful and desirable of the jawfish. The Blue Dot Jawfish spends the majority of its time in and around its burrow which serves as its home. A fish that loves to people watch, keep a tight fitting lid to prevent jumping out of the aquarium if startled from your movements.

Tank Recommendations: It should be kept in a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with docile tank mates. Jawfish require sand substrate as this is how they make their burrows and at least 3 inches is recommended for burrowing. These fish are very aggressive towards others of their own species, so only one specimen, or a mated pair, should be kept per tank. May attack small ornamental shrimps. The Blue Dot Jawfish is known to be a jumper, so it is best kept in an aquarium with a tight-fitting lid to prevent escape.

Food and diet: Feed a varied diet consisting of chopped meaty marine foods. These foods include krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. It is also a good idea to occasionally supplement with some type of herbivore diet.

Level of Care: Moderate

Acclimaton Time: 2+ hours

Reef Compatibility Yes

Approximate Purchase Size: Large 3" to 4"



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Reg. Price $249.99
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Bella Goby
Valencienna bella

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Click to view You Tube Video Bella Goby

Description: The Valenciennea bella is a gorgeous,rare and hardy species found both singly or in mated pairs. They are a new and exciting addition to the reef tank. A beautiful maroon and red coloration, they are certainly beautiful and much much more attractive looking compared to all other standard aquarium sand sifting counterparts. The Bella Goby is collected in the reefs and sandy bottoms of Japan and Cebu.


Tank Recommendations: The ideal aquarium should have plenty of room at the bottom and a sandbed of at least two inches in depth. When startled or threatened, they have been known to jump out of uncovered aquariums. Always keep the tank covered and provide plenty of hiding places to retreat to.

Food and diet: They continually feed off the bottom while sifting through the sand. They also need to be fed a balanced diet of frozen foods including live and frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, black worms, and other prepared foods for carnivores. We suggest feeding twice a day.

Level of Care: Moderate

Acclimaton Time: 2+ hours

Reef Compatibility : Excellent

Approximate Purchase Size: Medium 2" to 2-3/4" Large 2-3/4" to 4"




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Medium $96.00 Reg. Price $119.99
Large $128.00 Reg. Price $159.99


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Banner (Bangai) Cardinal Fish - Tank Raised
Pterapogon Kauderni
Picture ofExtra Large Bangaii Cardinalfish, Pterapogon Kauderni



Description: Bangaii Cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) is a tropical cardinalfish (family Apogonidae). Also known as the Kaudern's Cardinalfish or Longfin Cardinalfish, it has a majority of silver highlighted by black striping and white dots on the body and on the long fins. P. kauderni is a mouthbrooding species with no planktonic larval stage, which makes it among one of the easiest marine species to breed in captivity. The male holds the fertilized eggs in his mouth until full development, releasing them as juveniles. Banggai Cardinals have a spawn size of anywhere from 12 to 50 fry, which develop in the male's mouth for 20-24 days. They will spawn every 30 days and it is not uncommon to observe this in home aquaria. The juveniles emerge ready to take newly hatched brine shrimp. For these reasons, this is a species many home aquarists get excited to breed.

Tank Recommendations: You need a minimum of a 30 gallon or larger aquarium with live rock for caves and hiding places. Keep with peaceful tank mates. May be kept in small groups of up to a 1/2 dozen but keep away from larger groups unless you have an aquarium of 125 gallons or more.

Feeding: Requires a well balanced diet of meaty foods such as feeder shrimp, flake foods, pellet foods, marine flesh, bloodworms, and depending on its size, live feeder fish.

Level of Care: Moderate

Reef CompatibilityExcellent

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/4" to 2"





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Aquarium Conditioned
Coral Beauty Angelfish
Centropyge bispinosus, Fiji

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Description: The Coral Beauty Angelfish is very popular among hobbyists, because of its beautiful colors, hardiness and smaller size. Full size is only up to 4 inches. The gorgeous, velvet like colors of this fish cannot be captured in photos. Very active, personable, and hardy.

TankRecommendations: Provide a 70 gallon or larger tank with large amounts of live rock for hiding and grazing on micro fauna.

Food and diet: Provide a balanced diet. Feed frozen foods from a wide range of food groups that have both meat and algae (Formula One, Formula Two, Ocean Nutrition Pygmy Angel Formula are all good examples, algae and nori sheets as a good pellet food.

Level of Care: Moderate

Acclimaton Time: 3+ hours

Reef Compatibility : With Carution

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 1-3/4", Medium: 1-3/4" to 2-1/2"







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Aquarium Conditioned
Queen Angelfish
Holocanthus ciliaris
Picture of Queen Angelfish

Description: The queen angelfish (Holacanthus ciliaris) is a large and hardy angelfish commonly found near reefs in the warmer sections of the western Atlantic Ocean. Since they come from the Caribbean, the Queen Angelfish can handle water temperatures a little higher than some other large angels. Temperature can be safely up to 82 degrees for the Queen of the Caribbean. Queen angelfish get their royal title from the speckled, blue-ringed black spot on their heads that resembles a crown. Queen angels are among the most strikingly colorful of all reef fishes. They are shy fish, found either alone or often in pairs. If you order a Juvenile Queen Angelfish, the Small size will be in total Juvenile colors and pattern. The Medium and Large Juvenile will have a coloration and pattern a mixture of the Juvenile and Adult.

Tank Recommendations:Fairly large they can grow up to 18 inches in length. Large angelfish require large real estate. If you deny your queen angel the size aquarium his species requires, there will be health problems. The psychological stress which comes from a saltwater fish not having its necessary size will often show in a break down of the immune response leading to disease. Your angelfish requires a mature tank where algae is growing well, lots of live rock and a fine sand or coral rubble substrate.

Reef Compatibility: Will nip at sessile invertebrates such as nudibranchs, corals, and clams.

Food and diet: Feed your fish 2 or 3 Times a Day. Feed only proper Angelfish foods that contain vitamin supplements. We use Ocean Nutritions Frozen sponge based food called "Angel Formula". Especially formulated for marine Angelfish Ocean Nutritions frozen food blend contains their primary natural food, namely marine sponges, combined with fresh seafood, oyster meat, scallop roe, fresh seaweed Spirulina, and Nori. We also use and recommend Hikari's Mega Marine Angel food. It includes Sponge, sea algae, sea urchin, sea worms, plankton, krill, shrimp, clam, mussel, squid, spirulina, algae extract, and cod liver oil. Both are excellent frozen foods.

Level of Care: Moderate

Acclimaton Time: 3+ hours

Approximate Size: Juvenile Large: 2" to 3" Adult Medium: 3-1/2" to 5"; Large: 5" to 6";

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Adult Medium $169.99 Large $259.99

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Captive-Bred Tigertail Seahorse
Hippocampus comes
Picture of Tigertail Seahorse, Hippocampus comes
Video 1-1/2 Year Old Pair Hippocampus Comes Seahorse's



Description: Named for its black and yellow striped tail, the tiger tail seahorse (Hippocampus comes) will grow to between 6 and 8 inches. It is an unusual-looking fish, with an upright posture, curved trunk, and grasping, prehensile tail. The head, which is positioned at right angles to the body, bears a long, tubular snout, and the eyes are able to swivel independently. Unusually for a fish, seahorses lack scales, and the skin is stretched over a serious of bony plates which appear as obvious rings around the trunk and tail. The dorsal fin is used for locomotion, and two small, ear-like pectoral fins are used for steering. The Males of the species are often blackish, while females are usually yellowish. Both have a camouflage of stripes and blotches with dramatic markings around the eyes. The coloration may change in the aquarium and is highly dependent on the colors of its environment.

The mating ritual of the Tigertail Seahorse is quite fascinating. When the male is ready to mate, he will present the female with a dance, color changes, blatant pouch displays, and active gyrations. If the female is receptive, she will entwine tails with the male, dance, and promenade with it, and then insert as many as 500 to 600 eggs in the male pouch. About two weeks later, the male gives birth to between 50 and 400 miniature duplicates of the pair.

Tank Conditions The Tiger Tail Seahorse Seahorse should ideally be kept in temperatures between 72 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit. A pH value of 8.1 or 8.4, and a specific gravity of 1.020 to 1.025 should be maintained. When kept with invertebrates, the specific gravity range should be 1.020 to 1.025, for the invertebrate species. In a fish only aquarium, the specific gravity should fall between 1.020 and 1.023

Tank Recommendations These social swimmers thrive when kept either as a mated pair or as a group in a species only aquarium. For a pair a 30 gallon aquarium will do, for every two additional seahorses add 10 gallons to the minimum size. Seahorses may be kept with small, slow feeding fish such as smaller gobies, pipefish, dragonets, and firefish. Stay away from aggressive, territorial, and fast moving fish as they will not be good neighbors for the seahorse.

Food and Diet: Our captive bred seahorses thrive on frozen Brine shrimp and frozen mini mysis shrimp. They should be fed at least 2 to 3 times a day. Their diet may be supplemented by amphipods and copepods found in the live rock. Adding a refugium to the aquarium will increase this food source greatly.

Looking for the best food to feed your Seahorses? We recommend AlgaGen Reefpods Tisbe

Reef Compatability: Yes

Level of Care: Moderate

Acclimation time: 2+ hours

Approximate Purchase Size: 2" to 3"

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Erectus Seahorse, Captive-Bred
Hippocampus Erectus

Picture of Captive-Bred Erectus Seahorse
Captive-Bred Hippocampus Erectus Seahorse


Description: The Captive-Bred Erectus seahorse (Hippocampus erectus) is one of the hardiest seahorse species making it a great choice for the dedicated enthusiast. Also called the lined seahorse, they will grow to approximately 7.5 inches and lifespan is around 5 years. The H.erectus species can be found with a myriad of colors, from greys and blacks to tan to yellow. The Erectus seahorse lives in the Atlantic Ocean as far north as Canada and as far south as the Caribbean, Mexico, and Venezuela. It swims in an erect position and uses its dorsal and pectoral fins for guidance while swimming. Tank Bred seahorses are quite hardy, and a smart alternative to wild caught seahorses. We highly recommended to NOT combine tank bred seahorses with wild caught sea horses due to the passing of serious disease issues.

Tank Recommendations: These social swimmers thrive when kept either as a mated pair or as a group in a species only aquarium. For a pair a 30 gallon aquarium will do, for every two additional seahorses add 10 gallons to the minimum size. Seahorses may be kept with small, slow feeding fish such as smaller gobies, pipefish, dragonets, and firefish. Stay away from aggressive, territorial, and fast moving fish as they will not be good neighbours for the seahorse. Seahorses need objects in the tank that they can attach themselves to with their prehensile tails, artificial plants, smooth rocks and artificial branching coral are ideal; avoid live corals and sharp rocks as these can injure the seahorses. In order to maintain coloration, we suggest keeping them in bright lighting with brightly colored objects that they may use as hitches. The Captive-Bred Erectus Seahorse should ideally be kept in temperatures between 72 and 78 degrees Fahrenheit. A pH value of 8.1 or 8.4, and a specific gravity of 1.020 to 1.025 should be maintained. When kept with invertebrates, the specific gravity range should be 1.020 to 1.025, for the invertebrate species. In a fish only aquarium, the specific gravity should fall between 1.020 and 1.023

Food and diet: Our captive bred seahorses will thrive on frozen Brine and mini mysis shrimp. They need to be fed at least 2 to 3 times a day. Their diet may be supplemented by amphipods and copepods found in the live rock. Adding a refugium to the aquarium will increase this food source greatly.

Level of Care: Moderate

Acclimaton Time: 2+ hours

Reef Compatibility : Yes

Approximate Purchase Size: 3" to 4"

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Aquarium Conditioned Bicolor Angelfish
Centropyge Bicolor, Fiji

Picture of Bicolor Angelfish
YouTube Video of Dwarf Bicolor Angel




Description: The Bicolor Angelfish Centropyge bicolor is one of the most easily recognized fish. Also known as the Blue and Gold Angel, Pacific Rock Beauty, Oriole Angelfish, Two-Colored Angel, and the Oriole Dwarf Angel. Its bright yellow front half contrasting with the deep royal blue on its back half, gives it a striking coloration. Because of the advancements in the marine aquarium hobby, a once hard to keep dwarf angelfish, now the Bicolor Angelfish does well because of the quality of live rock contained in most aquariums which enables it to freely graze until it learns to accept frozen foods. We collect our specimens from Fiji and The Coral Sea because they have proven to be much better quality than those being collected in the Indo-Pacific or Philippine region. The Bicolor Angelfish is one of the least aggressive of the dwarf angelfish. It is not the best suited for a reef environment since it likes to pick at clam mantles as well as many different stony and soft corals. It is possible to keep it in a reef tank dominated by mushroom corals and zoa polyps however since they do not like their taste. They also will stay away from other invertebrates such as shrimp, snails and crabs.

TankRecommendations: A decent sized tank, at least 55-60 gallons, with algae growing on live rock is recommended. Make sure they are offered lots of hiding places and a diet which includes vegetable matter, small crustaceans, and worms. They are aggressive for a dwarf angelfish, especially in a tank under 75 gallons. Keeping with more semi-aggressive to aggressive fish would also be advisable.

Food and diet: Provide a balanced diet. Feed frozen foods from a wide range of food groups that have both meat and algae (Formula One, Formula Two, Ocean Nutrition Pygmy Angel Formula are all good examples, algae and nori sheets as a good pellet food.

Level of Care: Moderate

Acclimaton Time: 3+ hours

Reef Compatibility : With Carution

Approximate Purchase Size: 2-1/2 to 3 inches





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Aquarium Conditioned, Tessalata Eel
Gymnothorax favagineus ,Indian Ocean
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Description: The Tesselata Eel, Gymnothorax favagineus, also known as the Lace Moray Eel and Honeycomb Moray Eel is one of the most visually striking eels in the home aquarium trade.As an juvenile, the spots form a lattice pattern. In adults, the spots become smaller, so more of the white background is showing. Although lovely, it gets large (so house it accordingly) and it is very predatory, feeding on any fish it can swallow. Do not underestimate its ability to ingest fish tankmates, some of which may look to large for it to swallow! It is also a eel predator and will make short work of morays that are smaller than it is. It will jump out of open aquariums and may even knock off glass tops at night when it moves about the aquarium. Tessalata Moray Eels are ideally suited for larger FOWLR systems with aggressive tank mates that will not fit into their mouths.

Recommended Tank: Tessalata's require an aquarium of at least 150 gallons, a sand substrate, and plenty of live rock, which provides at least one (preferably two) caves where it can hide its entire body (make sure the live rock is secure as they are a powerful species and can dislodge rockwork). They should also be equipped with efficient biological and mechanical filtration and would greatly benefit from the addition of a quality protein skimmer to assist with organic waste. Eels are known for their excellent escape and jumping skills and should only be housed in an aquarium with a tight-fitting, sealed hood; they are also a nocturnal species and should only be exposed to subdued lighting conditions during their first few days of acclimation to a new environment.

Food and diet: Carnivorous, may require live food to initiate feeding. May accept pieces of fresh shrimp impaled on a feeding stick. Known to engage in some long periods of fasting, for months at a time, without harm.

Reef Compatability: Not Suggested

Level of Care: Moderate

Approximate Purchase Size: Large: 10" to 15";





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Aquarium Conditioned Diamond Watchman Goby
Valencienna puellaris

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Description: The Diamond Watchman Goby is also called the Orange Diamond Goby, the Pretty Prawn goby or the the Maiden goby. The Diamond Watchman Goby will usually dig a burrow underneath a rock in your aquarium, in which it will sleep and hide when frightened. Not only is it a very beautiful fish, but it is also quite beneficial for aquariums, since it will oxygenate the sand bed and stir up any waste. The name "Watchman" comes from their behavior in the wild, where they act as watchmen for the shrimp. The Diamond Goby is known to take an aquarium that has been ignored, filthy with detritus, and working non stop it starts passing the sand through its gills and makes the sand white again. It also seems to enjoy stacking sand in little mounds, which can be an interesting sight to behold.

Tank Recommendations: The ideal aquarium should have plenty of room at the bottom and a sandbed of at least two inches in depth. When startled or threatened, they have been known to jump out of uncovered aquariums. Always keep the tank covered and provide plenty of hiding places to retreat to.

Food and diet: They continually feed off the bottom while sifting through the sand. They also need to be fed a balanced diet of frozen foods including live and frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, black worms, and other prepared foods for carnivores. We suggest feeding twice a day.

Level of Care: Easy

Acclimaton Time: 2+ hours

Reef Compatibility : Excellent

Approximate Purchase Size: Medium 2" to 2-1/2", Large 3" to 4"






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$29.99 Medium Reg. Price of $39.99
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Aquarium Conditioned Aurora Goby
Cryptocentrus aurora

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Description: The Aurora Goby,(Amblyeleotris aurora) also known as the Beautiful Pink Bar Goby or Flame Tail Goby. The Aurora Shrimpgoby is white with orange bars. A small red band marks each cheek. Its tail is actually pointed, has bright yellow with striking deep red markings circled in black. It is commonly referred to as a Shrimp Goby due to the close relationship that can form between the Aurora Goby and various shrimp. It is a boldly colored shrimp goby from the waters off south Africa, in the Indian Ocean. Shrimp Gobies live a symbiotic relationship with snapping shrimps. The Goby stands guard while the shrimps play "housekeeper" to their burrow, continually digging and cleaning the sand. The Gobies will signal when predators are near. Another beautiful fish not often seen at your local LFS!


Tank Recommendations: The ideal aquarium should have plenty of room at the bottom and a sandbed of at least two inches in depth. It requires an aquarium of 10 gallons or larger in size. When startled or threatened, they have been known to jump out of uncovered aquariums. Always keep the tank covered and provide plenty of hiding places to retreat to.

Food and diet: They continually feed off the bottom while sifting through the sand. They also need to be fed a balanced diet of frozen foods including live and frozen brine shrimp, mysis shrimp, black worms, and other prepared foods for carnivores. We suggest feeding twice a day.

Level of Care: Easy

Acclimaton Time: 2+ hours

Reef Compatibility : Excellent

Approximate Purchase Size: Large: 2" to 3"






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Bullet Hole Black Snowflake, Captive-Bred
Amphiprion ocellaris
Picture of Bullet Hole Black Snowflake Clownfish
YouTube Video of Bullet Hole Black Snowflake Clownfish





Description: The Bullet Hole Black Snowflake (Amphiprion ocellaris) is the rarest most exotic results of the crossing of a Black Ocellaris with a Snowflake Clownfish. These beautiful fish have deep black bodies with an irregular white zig zag in the mid-section, accented with multiple "bullet hole" black circles. As the fish grows larger, the intense coloration will become even more pronounced! Each one is truly unique and an awesome addition to any aquarium. Captive-bred clownfish are easy to breed in the home aquarium. The females will be the largest of the pair, and two fish will usually stay close to each other in the aquarium. These fish are egg layers and will deposit the eggs on a flat surface, and defend the eggs from other tank mates. The eggs will normally hatch in 6-11 days depending on the temperature. The fry must be reared in a separate aquarium on a diet of rotifers then baby brine shrimp.

Minimum tank size: 20 Gallon

Feeding and diet: All clownfish are omnivores, meaning they need to eat both meaty foods along with some greens in their diet. A high quality marine flake food, rich in spirulina and algae, as well as freeze dried and frozen foods are readily accepted and will provide the nutrition they need.

Reef Compatibility: Excellent Reef Fish

Level of Care: Easy

Acclimation Time: 2+ hours

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 2"







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Reef Aquarium Invertebrates On Sale

Sexy Shrimp
Thor amboinensis
Food and diet: The tiny Sexy Shrimp has enjoyed good popularity among marine hobbyists throughout the years. It is called the sexy shrimp due to the way it is constantly twirling its body even when stationary. They are a type of anemone shrimp that are normally found in association with anemones in the wild.
Curiously named Thor Amboinensis despite their size. Very small, they are well suited to nano and even pico aquariums. Like the Fire shrimp and the Cleaner Shrimp, the Sexy shrimp are commonly found throughout the Indo-Pacific where they are collected in large numbers for the trade. They are also relatively cheap as a result, making them very accessible to all saltwater tank enthusiasts.
Tank mate selection is important. Due to their small size, they are easily harrased and consumed by larger fish. Strictly no basslets, groupers or any other large carnivores. They do well with pygmy angels. Although i'd avoid housing them with large angels just incase.
Upon introduction and acclimation, they will seek out an anemone host. If one is not found they will make do with substitutes from a variety of corals. Mushrooms, Green star polyps, clove polyps are good candidates for a substitute host. The sexy shrimp is a social creature that does well in groups. I've personally kept them in groups of 5 with little friction. Though there may be some infighting now and again.
Feeding: Sexy shrimp are omnivores that will eat anything meaty and some greens. They will graze from one end to another end of the tank on microalgae's. But upon introducing a few pellets or a tasty morsel of some sort they head straight for it. Generally any kind of sinking pellet will do
Recommended minimum tank size: 1 gallon or larger
Reef Compatibility:excellent, does well in groups
Approximate Purchase Size: 1/2" to 3/4"

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Coral Banded Shrimp
Stenopus hispidus
Description: Coral Banded Shrimp are very popular among reefkeepers due to their exquisite coloring and active nature. They are a beautiful addition to the reef with candycane striped bodies, multiple pairs of bright white antennae, and 3 pairs of miniature claws. They are very active and enjoy lots of live rock to scour for detritus, and will hunt and kill pest bristle worms. They are also active "cleaner shrimp". Fish will swim close and allow the shrimp to pick parasites from the flesh. They will also feed on uneaten fish food that falls to the bottom such as frozen foods, pellet and flake. They are reef-safe and only one should be kept per tank, unless they are a confirmed mated pair in which case the pair can be kept in the same tank. Hardy, but must be acclimated slowly to avoid any salinity and/or pH shock.

Feeding: Coral Banded Shrimp shrimp are omnivores that will eat anything meaty and some greens. They will graze from one end to another end of the tank on microalgae's. But upon introducing a few pellets or a tasty morsel of some sort they head straight for it. Generally any kind of sinking pellet will do.

Reef Compatibility:Excellent

Acclimation Time: 2+ hours

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-3/4" to 2-1/2"
Single $12.99 Mated Pair $34.99

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Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
Lysmata amboinensis
Description: Skunk Cleaner Shrimp are extraordinarily versatile shrimp perfect for reef tanks, and also for fish-only tanks. They are omnivorous scavengers, eating almost anything, but are most-well known for their symbiotic relationship with many fish. When a fish comes down with Ich or other types of skin problems, the fish will swim up next to the shrimp and patiently tread water while waiting for the shrimp to clean its body of parasites. For the shrimp's part, it is usually quite diligent and will pick dead skin and necrotic material off the fish, keeping it disease free. This is a fascinating behaviour to watch, not to mention practical in a reef tank where Ich outbreaks can threaten fish, but most Ich medications will kill off corals. The cleaner shrimps will be less shy if kept in 2-3 member groups; they will establish their own "cleaner stations" on live rock and fish will know where to seek them when they require their services.
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Cleaner shrimp are omnivores that will eat anything meaty and some greens. They will graze from one end to another end of the tank on microalgae's. But upon introducing a few pellets or a tasty morsel of some sort they head straight for it. Generally any kind of sinking pellet will do
Reef Compatability: An excellent reef aquarium species,gets along well with tank mates.
Acclimation Time: 2+ hours
Approximate Purchase Size: Medium: 1" to 1-1/2"; Large: 1-1/2" to 2"; XLarge: 2" to 3"

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Blood Red Fire Shrimp
Lysmata debelius

Excellent Cleaner Shrimp (Fish) & Detritus Eater (decayed) for Sand and Rock
Description : Also called The True Red Fire Shrimp, or Blood Red Fire Shrimp, the Red Fire Shrimp is a brilliant deep red with white antennae and small white spots. It by far, is one of the most popular shrimp in the aquarium hobby. Keep as few or as many as you like together, because the Red Fire shrimp is a social species, getting along with other Red Fire Shrimp and also getting along with any other saltwater shrimp you may have/want in your tank. So summing it all up they are perfect for most reef tanks, and fish-only tanks as long as the tank does not have any saltwater fish that pose a predatory risk to shrimp (crustaceans). They are omnivorous scavengers, eating almost anything, but are excellent for their symbiotic relationship with many fish for cleaning. When a fish comes down with Ich or other types of skin problems, the fish will swim up next to the shrimp and patiently tread water while waiting for the shrimp to clean its body of parasites. For the shrimp's part, it is usually quite diligent and will pick dead skin and necrotic material off the fish, keeping it disease free. This is a fascinating behavior to watch, not to mention practical in a reef tank where Ich outbreaks can threaten fish, but most Ich medications will kill off corals. Like all saltwater shrimp, the Red Fire Shrimp are very sensitive to quickly changing water conditions, so keep water quality high. A healthy shrimp will molt on a regular basis, almost bi monthly and its another fascinating thing to watch.
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Fire shrimp are omnivores that will eat anything meaty and some greens. They will graze from one end to another end of the tank on microalgae's. But upon introducing a few pellets or a tasty morsel of some sort they head straight for it. Generally any kind of sinking pellet will do
Reef Compatability: Excellent reef aquarium species, totally reef safe for all inhabitants and corals.
Acclimation Time: 2+ hours
Approximate Purchase Size: Large: 1-3/4" to 2"; XLarge: 2" to 2-3/4"

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Purple Pin Cushion Urchins
Lytechinus vaniegatus
Description: The Pincushion Urchin is completely reef safe. It is a small Urchin that has sharp protruding spines. They grow to only 2 to 3-1/4 inches in the aquarium. In Nature, their spines serve as their defense mechanism from predators. All Urchins are nocturnal and do most of their grazing/cleaning at night. During the day they will usually stay stationary hidden somewhere on the aquarium glass, or in hiding spots in rockwork. Urchins are an excellent algae eaters for both glass and rockwork alike. Excellent on hair algae outbreaks.

A great choice for the aquarium they will use a series of tube feet on their underside to move about the tank in search of algae and detritus (old food, etc). They will scour your rockwork, glass and sandbed. Their color ranges from greens to pinks to purples. Multicolor is often seen with the spikes one color and the body another.
Care Level: Easy

Temperament: Peaceful

Food and diet: The urchin is best kept in an aquarium where it will have ample supplies of algae to eat.

Reef Compatability:Excellent

Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 1-1/2"
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  Blue Tuxedo Urchin
Mespilia globulus

Description: Easily identifiable by there colored bands usually blue or black, with red, black, or orange dark spines. Like all urchins, Tuxedo Urchins are an excellent algae controller for either a reef aquarium or a saltwater fish only aquarium housing aggressive fish. During the day, urchins will find a corner or hiding spot to rest. At night, they will roam about the tank searching for food and algae on the substrate, rockwork, and glass.

Food and diet: The urchin is best kept in an aquarium where it will have ample supplies of algae to eat.

Recommended minimum tank size: 1 gallon or larger

Level of Care: Easy

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 2"

Reef Compatibility:Very good

$19.50

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Ultra Rock Flower Anemone's
Epicystis crucifer sp.
Picture of a group of Ultra Rock Flower Anemone's
Description: Rock flower anemones are very hardy, easy to keep, and reef safe. But not all are created equal. Most are made up of bland and unappealing colors, but a few make the ranks of being labelled an ULTRA. Our ultras contain bright glowing colors that will stand out. This picture accurately represents the quality that we consider an ULTRA. This is not a WYSIWYG purchase.

Lighting Requirements: In order for the Flower Anemone to stay beautiful, a medium direct lighting level is required. This can be from LED's, halides, T5's or any good lighting.

Diet and Feeding: Anemones get most of their nutrition from the aquarium lighting and dissolved nutrients in the water but occasional feedings are beneficial. Shrimp, clam, krill and other meaty foods can be fed occasionally by placing the food on top of the anemone near its mouth and making sure no other tankmates take it before the anemone can take it in.

Approximate Size: 1-1/4" to 2-1/2"


Sale Price $49.00 Pack of 3 $139.00


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Green Bubble Tip Anemone's

Entacmaea quadricolor

Description: For the bubble tip anemone, E. quadricolor, the typical reef environment is what is needed for its health. A mature 100-gallon tank with live rock, at least 9 to 12 months old is advised for a full size 12" specimen. However, a small 2" juvenile bubble anemone can be taken care of in as small as a 30 gallon reef tank. Bubble Tip anemones will bury their column into crevices in or between rock. If you have sand, place pieces of rock down into the sand for it to attach to. For health provide moderate to high lighting, LED lighting is just fine.

If a Bubble Anemone is not getting enough light they will move higher up on the rock-work. They require a low to moderate water movement, but cannot handle anything stronger. Water flow can be turbulent or linear, it doesn't seem to matter. A good protein skimmer is a must. After you've placed your bubble anemone will move to where it likes best. Once settled, if it's happy with adequate feedings and light, it will generally stay put, but now always. This anemone is known to wander about even when it isn't stressed or unhappy. Be careful with powerheads in marine systems containing anemones, as the animal can and will be killed if caught by the pump intake. All overflow and other similar areas should have their intakes covered with a sponge, to prevent damage should the anemone go wondering around the aquarium.

Diet Though mostly photosynthetic, supplemental feeding's of raw table shrimp, clam, mussel, silversides, squid and other marine based meats can be fed every few days. Pieces should be cut roughly to the size of the anemones mouth.

Care Level: Easy
Aggresiveness: Peaceful
Lighting Requirements: Moderate
Water Flow: Medium
Aggresiveness: Peaceful
Food and Diet: The Bubble Tip Anemone needs to be fed 3 to 4 times a week. Younger ones, and ones that are sick and have lost their zooxanthellae, need daily feedings with food that is finely clopped. You can feed your E. quadricolor chopped shrimp, krill, and mussels, fresh chopped fish (from your grocery store), as well as frozen carnivore preparations. Approximate Purchase Size: About 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 inches fully open. More Information: If you want your anemone to host clownfish, be sure the anemone is 3 to 4 times larger in diameter than the length of the clownfish you introduce, or it will be 'loved' to death. A 4 to 6” anemone with clowns that are introduced at a young age of 1 to 1.5” will work out well. Keep in mind, the more clowns you have translates into more “inches” of fish” for your anemone. It is best to buy the anemone first and give it a few months to acclimate and grow before adding clownfish.

Medium $48.00 regular $59.99
Large $60.00 regular $79.99

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Colored Tipped Reef Anemone's
Condylactis sp.
Description: The Colored or Pink-Tipped Reef Anemone is collected from the Western Atlantic Ocean in lagoons or on inner reefs, as individuals, or loose groups, with their range extending from Brazil to Bermuda. Also known as the Atlantic Anemone, the Haitian Reef Anemone, and the Caribbean Anemone.

The Pink-Tipped Anemone is one of the most familiar and commonly available of the anemones in the aquarium trade. Its beautiful colors and inexpensive price make it a popular anemone, especially for beginners. In the aquarium a base size of about 4" is common. This species has diverse color variations. The base color is usually brown to white and the tentacles may or may not have magenta, purple, or green tips on its long tapering tentacles. The tentacles may occasionally develop a bubble-like appearance to them. It prefers to bury its base in the sand or into the crevice of a rock for protection.

The Pink-Tipped Anemone is a hardy aquarium anemones, but this sea anemone species still needs good light to do well in the aquarium. Like all sea anemones they are photosynthetic and need light to keep the zooxanthella that lives within their body tissue alive. The Condylactis Anemone has been known to deflate at times. This is normal if it happens once every few weeks, but no more than that. This behavior, the sea anemone purging, may indicate a water change is needed.

The typical reef environment is what is needed for your Condylactis Anemone. Live rock and a sand/reef environment is typical of the Western Atlantic.They need live rock or some other solid material they can attach to. Be sure to have all of your pumps covered, most good quality pumps have guards on them and are worth the investment. Because this anemone will move about, you will want to provide foam filters over any power head intakes.

Diet/Feeding: The Pink-Tipped Anemone is a carnivore. Feed it chopped silversides, shrimp, krill, and mussels, fresh chopped fish (from your grocery store), as well as frozen carnivore preparations. Feed once a week or less. Since this is a cooler water anemone, their metabolism would be much slower than the more tropical sea anemones.

Approximate Inflated Size: 3" to 4"

$9.95 each reg. $19.99 each

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  Tiger Sand Conch

Totally peaceful toward other tank mates. Great for
Cleaning Sand, even Red Slime algae!


Description: The Tiger Sand Conch is a hardy member of the Strombidae family. Despite their name, they are peaceful toward other tank mates. They are excellent sand sifters, and are very beneficial in the reef aquarium. As they burrow and dig through the aquarium substrate, they clean and aerate the bottom. Terrific for Cleaning Tanks with that ugly red or brown slime algae often seen. A hardy algae eater, one of the few that will rid a tank of slime algae, they also love the brown diatoms found on the surface of live sand beds. They will stir and clean upper layers of the sand bed. One of the best reef tank detritivores. As they burrow and dig through the aquarium substrate they clean and aerate the bottom. Tiger Sand Conch will do an excellent job of cleaning the live sand in your reef tank, where you don't have to sift it around ever! It'll go to sleep at night, but once the lights come on it goes back to cleaning in no time and will go on for the rest of the day with no breaks. Watching it clean with what looks like an anteater type snout is very entertaining as they move it everywhere to feed. It will always stay on the bottom of your tank, won't bother any invertebrates or corals whatsoever. Once you add these to your tank, you won't ever regret it because they make a unique and different addition. I highly recommend these for their usefulness.

Recommended minimum tank size: 10 gallon or larger They do best when kept in a live sand bed.

Food and diet: They can be fed algae pellets or sheets of algae if they can't find enough natural food.

Level of Care: Easy

Reef Compatibility:Very good

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-3/4" to 2"
$12.00 each | 3 for $35.00

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Astrea Turbo Snails
(Astraea tecta)



Description: Astrea Turbo Snails are an excellent addition to any reef tank and are 100% reef safe. They will not harm any other living creatures and will not disturb the decoration or landscaping. They are very beneficial in any setup as they are good algae eaters and will eat most algae types including hair algae, cyanobacteria and diatoms.

According to Julian Sprung's Reef Aquarium Manual , Volume One, Astrea snails are the ideal snail to be placed in your aquarium as soon as ammonia and nitrite levels reach acceptable levels (less than 1 ppm). One of the best snails for controlling Diatom's, (light brown/red algae), Green Algae Blooms and Dark Purple/Red Slime algae . Introduced as soon as possible to new aquarium, these snails effectively limit the development of all micro algae. Ref: The Reef Aquarium. Astrea snails are easily identified based on the characteristic sharp conical shell circled by a large ridge.

Astrea snails are best kept in well established aquariums and are hardy once they have acclimatized themselves to their new surrounding. They are like all snails sensitive towards even small changes in water values and it is therefore important to acclimatize them slowly to a tank using drop acclimatization (allow this process to take at least two hours). They are also sensitive to high nitrate levels and copper. Even small amounts of copper can prove fatal for Astrea snails and copper based medications can not be used in a tank containing Astrea or other snails.

Recommend 1 per gallon

Approximate Purchase Size: 3/4" to 1"

6 for $11.00 |12 for $20.00 | 25 for $40.00 | 50 for $78.00

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Tropical Abalone
Picture of Tropical Abalone
The Abalone is useful in reef aquariums because it eat tons of algae.

Description: An abalone has a single shell that covers its body and has many holes called apertures. The holes help circulate water over their gills. Abalone attach themselves strongly to rocks, using a muscular foot. They feed by trapping algae under their foot and scraping it off with their radula. It is generally nocturnal, finding refuge in holes or crevices in the rocks or coral during the day, and coming out to forage at night, using its foot to glide over the substrate and coral rubble. The foot attaches very firmly, so use extreme caution if attempting to remove it from glass or rocks.

Tank Recommendations: The Abalone has a calcium-based shell which protects it from most predators, but requires the maintenance of proper calcium levels in the water for proper growth. Nitrates should be kept at low levels and it should never be exposed to copper based medications.
Can they Right Themselves if they Get Upside-down?: No

Food and diet: While its diet is almost exclusively algae, it would benefit from supplementation with dried seaweed, blanched lettuce, spinach, or Spirulina sheets/tablets.

Recommended Quantity:1 per 15 gallons

Level of Care: Moderate

Reef Compatibility:Excellent

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/2" to 2"
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Electric Blue Hermit Crab
Calcinus elegans
Picture of Electric Blue Hermit Crab
Description: The Electric Blue Hermit Crab (Calcinus elegans), originates exclusively from the Marshall Islands. Found on sandy floor areas surrounding coral reefs rather than moving about in them. This crab has electrifying blue legs and its antennae stand out with its bright orange color.These active creatures spend their time scavenging for algae including green hair algae and cyanobacteria. In addition, it provides valuable aeration by sifting through the sand.

Diet and Feeding: Will eat filamentous algae and cyanobacteria. Feed meaty bits such as raw table shrimp, frozen mysis shrimp, silver sides, scallop, clam and mussel. They will appreciate offerings of Nori or other vegetation as well.

Reef Compatability: Excellent will not harm inverts or corals

Level of Care: Easy

Approximate Purchase Size: 1" to 1-1/2"
$9.75 ~ 3 for $27.00

 Pom Pom Crabs
Lybia tessellata
Description: The Indo-Pacfic native Pom Pom Crab is a comical aquarium addition. This unique crab species carries a small anemone, which look like pom poms, in each claw. There are at least two purposes for carrying the anemones. The first is a simple matter of defense. The Pom Pom will taunt would-be predators by shaking the anemones in hopes of stinging the invader into retreat. It also mops the substrate to gather uneaten food, thus creating a symbiotic relationship between the Pom Pom Crab and its pom poms. The anemone undoubtedly benefits by getting to eat its share of the treasure. Also known as the Boxer Crab, it is a hardy creature that grows to about an inch in length.

Because of this small size, it is great for the mini-reef aquarium. This crab is attractively marked, with striped legs and bold markings. The anemones are dropped during molting but are retrieved once this process completes. Curiously, lab studies have shown that a crab that loses one anemone will attempt to split the one it has into two regenerated clones, a method used by humans to propagate larger anemones. They may be kept in groups and females will produce reddish colored egg masses that they carry on their abdomens.

Food and diet: They can be fed algae pellets, or sheets of algae if they can't find enough natural food.

Level of Care: Easy

Reef Compatibility:Very good

Approximate Purchase Size: 1-1/4"

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 Red Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs
Paguristes cadenati

Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs have a voracious appetite for detritus and are particularly fond of filamentous, hair, & slime algae, as well as dreaded red cyanobacteria.
Description: Scarlet Hermit Crabs are very hardy and requires minimal care in a well-established system. They have a voracious appetite for detritus and are particularly fond of filamentous, hair, and slime algae, as well as the dreaded cyanobacteria. Also, unlike some hermit crabs, Scarlet Reef Hermit Crabs are very peaceful towards their tankmates. Native to the reef faces and coral rubble of the Caribbean, these active scavengers can consume large amounts of animal matter and algae. The Scarlet Reef Crab will only grow to an adult size of 1-1/2" in length.

Diet and Feeding:Besides keeping your tank immaculate while it feeds, they will eat fish food and invertebrate diets. If algae levels are insufficient, supplement their diet with dried seaweed. As with all invertebrates, they do not tolerate copper-based medications and extreme fluctuations in water parameters.

Reef Compatability:
An excellent reef aquarium species because it will not bother invertebrates.

Level of Care: Easy

Approximate Purchase Size: 1/2" to 1"

$2.99 reg. price $3.99

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Emerald Crabs

Excellent Algae Eater including troublesome Bubble Algae!

Description: Recommended for any reef aquarium cleanup crew, Green Emerald Crabs are one of the few inverts that will eat nuisance bubble algae which makes them very popular among reef keepers. It will also feed on uneaten meaty foods and many of the types of nuisance algae found in reef aquariums. Its distinct, flat shiny green body and hairy legs easily identify the Emerald Mithrax Crab. They have dull tipped claws that they use to pick various types of algae from the rockwork. Native to the reefs of the Caribbean, the Emerald Mithrax Crab is nocturnal and hide in caves and amongst rock and coral during the day. In the home aquarium, it requires a well-established aquarium with plenty of rockwork and hiding places.

Food and diet: supplement their diet with dried seaweed and chopped meaty foods, such as shrimp, and/or a quality pellet fish food.

Recommended minimum tank size: 20 gallon or larger. Like other invertebrates, the Emerald Mithrax does not tolerate copper-based medications or fluctuating water parameters.

Level of Care: Easy

Approximate Purchase Size: up to 1-1/4"

Reef Compatibility:Excellent


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Ruby Crabs

Very close relative to the emerald crab, one excellent algae eater!

Description: Recommended for any reef aquarium cleanup crew, Ruby Crabs are one of the few inverts that will eat nuisance bubble algae which makes them very popular among reef keepers. It will also feed on uneaten meaty foods and many of the types of nuisance algae found in reef aquariums. Its distinct, flat shiny green body and hairy legs easily identify the Ruby Mithrax Crab. They have dull tipped claws that they use to pick various types of algae from the rockwork. Native to the reefs of the Caribbean, the Ruby Mithrax Crab is nocturnal and hide in caves and amongst rock and coral during the day. In the home aquarium, it requires a well-established aquarium with plenty of rockwork and hiding places.

Food and diet: supplement their diet with dried seaweed and chopped meaty foods, such as shrimp, and/or a quality pellet fish food.

Recommended minimum tank size: 20 gallon or larger. Like other invertebrates, the Ruby Mithrax does not tolerate copper-based medications or fluctuating water parameters.

Level of Care: Easy

Approximate Purchase Size: up to 1-1/4"

Reef Compatibility:Excellent


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Blue Leg Reef Hermit Crab
Clibanarius tricolor

Blue Leg's take care of most every type of algae problem
on your rock and corals, diatoms, hair algae, & red slime too!!


Description:With bright blue striped legs and orange antennas, highly recommended for any reef aquarium cleanup crew the Blue Leg hermit crab is one of the most popular scavengers in the aquarium trade. Very small, less than an inch, this crab that is one of the best additions to any saltwater aquarium for keeping a saltwater aquarium clean. An excellent scavenger, they feed on detritus and waste build up, just about any form of algae, even the ugly red slime (Cyano Bacteria). Excellent in the reef aquarium because they are able to reach tight crevices and polish off the detritus and algae that bigger inverts cannot get to. They will scour the aquarium's sand and live rock in search of any food they can find and leave the tank virtually nitrate-free.

Food and diet:Flake, pellet or algae strips

Recommended minimum tank size: 1 gallon or larger

Level of Care: Easy

Approximate Purchase Size: up to 1"

Reef Compatibility:Excellent
6 for $9.00 |12 for $17.00 | 25 for $30.00 | 50 for $50.00

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Live Macro Algae Plants
Red Dragons Tongue Algae
Halymenia Floresia
Picture of Red Dragons Tongue Algae
Description: One of the most popular species of Halymenia for the saltwater aquarium, Halymenia Dilatata is a macro algae that is also known as Dragons Tongue algae. It features striking flame shaped blades and pinkish/red coloration, hence the name Dragons Breath. H. Floresia requires moderate to low lighting and moderate to high water flow to maintain its slippery fleshy blades. In the aquarium they will seldom attach so they must be anchored or allowed to tumble as free floating specimens. H. Floresia is very palatable and is readily eaten by both Tangs and Angel fish.

Besides adding beauty to any aquarium, marine plants have become quite popular for use as "algae-scrubbing filters" to remove excess ammonia, nitrates, and phosphates from the aquarium.In addition, they help remove heavy metals and neutralize toxins. Marine plants also provide a pH buffer and produce chemicals which protect the skin, intestines, and gills of aquarium fish. That's an alwful lot of help from marine plants, that's why they are so popular in the marine aquarium system! In addition to helping clarify your water by absorbing nitrates, carbon dioxide and some metals, marine plants also serve as a food source for many marine species – whether they feed directly on the algae itself or on microfauna attracted to the algae.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2" to 3" frag, Medium: 3" to 4" frag, Large: 4" to 5" frag

Small $15.00 Medium $25.00 Large $50.00

Live Macro Algae Plants
Shaving Brush Plant
Pencillus Dumetosus


The Shaving Brush Plant, also known as the Painter's Brush Plant grows in shallow water in the sand. It has a central stalk with many long thin green brushlike leaves, which gives it the appearance of a shaving brush or paint brush.These plants help reduce excess nutrients such as nitrates and phosphates in the marine aquarium. Most herbivorous fish and invertebrates will not normally eat this plant. Plant the Shaving Brush in your substrate in a well-lit location in either your aquarium or in a refugium. This plant will benefit from the regular addition of trace elements.

Approximate Purchase Size: 3-1/2" to 5";

$8.99each ~ 3 for $25.00

Live Macro Algae Saltwater Reef Tank Refugium Gracillaria Tang Food
Aquacultured Red Gracillaria
Gracilaria Parvisipora

Aquacultured means No Pesky Pests are along for the ride!
Description:Grown outdoors in open water systems. An air - generated method of tumbling the algae in large vats is employed to culture them. They are not connected to any system containing fish so as to avoid possible parasite contamination. There are multiple uses for macroalgaees in marine aquariums. The most common use is for feeding purposes. Herbivorous fish, such as Tangs, love to eat fresh algae. It contains the natural nutrition to help prevent Head and Lateral Line Erosion (HLLE), a common long-term care problem with Angelfish and Tangs. It is also know to contain Beta-carotine, an immune system stimulator. Another use is in reef tank refugiums and algae scrubbers. Here the algae absorbs excess nutrients, such as nitrates and phosphates, in the tank and produces oxygen. In addition, it helps remove heavy metals and neutralize's toxins. Gracillaria and other macroalgaes also provide a pH buffer and produce chemicals which protect the skin, intestines, and gills of aquarium fish. That's an alwful lot of help!It also helps support numbers of small shrimp and other microfauna providing biodiversity. Finally macroalgaes can be used simply as an ornamental algae in a reef tank to add beauty and diversity to the reef structure. In addition, it helps remove heavy metals and neutralize's toxins. Macroalgae's generally require about 8 hours of light daily to continue to grow well. This can be either fl0urecsent or pc's. Their photosynthesis produces oxygen and will also increase the pH.

$15.99 Red Gracillaria Algae - 1/4 pound bag weighed dry
$29.99 Red Gracillaria Algae - 1/2 pound bag weighed dry
$59.99 Red Gracillaria Algae - 1 pound bag weighed dry

All the Macroalgae to Give Your Refugium a Boost
Refugium Starter Pack

Refugium Starter Package
Create a successful refugium with our Refugium Starter Pack

Includes the 4 best refugium macro algae's

  • Chaetomorpha
  • Gracilaria
  • Ulva Lactaca
  • Caulerpa
  • For best growth: LED Grow Light, 35 watts to 60 watt. Full Spectrum and colors. Experience has shown best results come with the refugium light on 24/7.


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Red Mangrove Propagules
Rhizophora mangle
Red Mangrove Propagules

Description: Our Aquacultured Red Mangrove propagules will grow into an amazing aquarium display. Red mangroves are very popular for their display and for their algae-scrubbing ability in removing excess ammonia, nitrates, and phosphates from the aquarium. In addition, they help remove heavy metals and neutralize toxins. These Mangrove Propagules have been grown in saltwater therefore no acclimation is necessary!
Difficulty to Grow:Easy
Reef Safe:Yes
Minimum Lighting Requirements:Moderate lighting with a spectrum between 6500 to 13K, 13 hour photo period per day
Waterflow:Medium to High flow, Display aquarium, refugium, algae scrubber or sump
Water Parameters:72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.026
Supplements: Trace Elements, Iron
Approximate Size: 6" to 9"

$9.99 Qty 1 ($9.99 ea)
$26.99 Qty 3 ($8.99 ea)
$79.99 Qty 10 ($7.99 ea)

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Chaetomorpha
Chaetomorpha linum
Chaetomorpha, Spaghetti Algae

Description: Chaetomorpha is sometimes called Chaeto or Spaghetti Algae. No macroalgae we keep is easier to care for then chaeto. Mostly used as a refugium / algae scrubber algae, excellent for nutrient export. Most fish do not find Chaetomorpha palatable.
Difficulty to Grow:Easiest macroalgae to keep
Reef Safe:Yes
Minimum Lighting Requirements: use (2 watts minimum to 4 watts preferred) per gallon of full spectrum light, 14 hour photo period recommended
Waterflow:Medium flow, refugium, algae scrubber or sump
Water Parameters:72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.026
Supplements: Magnesium, Trace Elements, Iron

$12.99 Golf Ball: Approx. 28 grams
$24.99 Tennis Ball: Approx. 57 grams
$47.99 Soft Ball: Approx. 114 grams

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 Large Hard Tube Fan Worm (also called a Coco Worm)
Protula bispiralis

Description: These hard tube coco worms secretes a calcareous tube approximately ½ inch in diameter and 5”-8” long. The tubes come bent in all sorts of shapes. All Coco Worms require proper calcium levels of 400-450 ppm in order to grow their tubes.

Coco worms use their radioles, or crowns, to filter bacteria and particulate matter from the water. When disturbed the Coco Worm can retract quickly into its tube and close its operculum to shut the top of its tube for safety.

When placing Coco Worms in the aquarium you may bury them in the sand with the crown end of the tube protruding from the sand, or stick them in a hole in the rocks with the crown end facing outward. If they are retracted and you don’t know which end is which lay them on the sand bed until they open and then place them into position.

Although Coco Worms subsist mainly on bacteria and organic matter produced within the aquarium they will benefit from supplemental feedings of marine snow, phytoplankton, and/or foods for filter feeders.
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Approximate Purchase Size: 5" to 8"


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  Hawaiian Feather Dusters
Sabellastarte sp.
Hawaiian Feather Duster
Description:Easy to keep , great for beginner's, the Hawaiian Feather Duster is known as the king of the feather dusters. They have the nicest fan-shaped crowns, (radiole's). The radiole may be up to 7 inches in diameter, and brightly colored. The Feather Duster uses the radiole to filter out small floating organisms, which it directs toward its mouth, located at the center of the crown. It protects its segmented body by secreting a parchment-like tube to cover itself. When it is disturbed, it can quickly pull in its radiole into the tube. If it is severely stressed, it will discard its crown, growing it back later.The Feather Duster is usually found in the coral rubble at the base of the reef aquarium, with some of the rubble being incorporated into its parchment-like tube.
Diet: supplemental feeding of phytoplankton and liquid organic foods should be provided.
Reef Compatability: An excellent reef aquarium species because it will not bother invertebrates.
Level of Care:
A good specimen for beginners, easy
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Approximate Purchase Size: Large 5" to 6" 


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Bright Red Worm Rock
Spirobranchus porites
Description: The red Christmas tree rock is colonized grouping of red tube worms with red spiraling crowns. Wehen disturbed or startled, these little worms will retreat quickly into their hidden tubes. Each rock will have a variable number of worms.
Diet:
supplemental feeding of phytoplankton and liquid organic foods should be provided.
Reef Compatability: An excellent reef aquarium species because it will not bother invertebrates.
Level of Care:
A good specimen for beginners, easy
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 1" to 2"; Medium: 2" to 4"; Large: 4" to 6"

Small 39.99 Medium 69.99 Large 99.99

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  Red or Yellow Tree Sponge
Description:Tree sponges (Ptilocaulis sp.) are not common sponges. They are found in the waters around the Caribbean in 40- to 80-foot deep water ,usually near the tops of coral reefs along ocean bottom ledges. A unique creature that has survived for thousands of years, the oceans sponges have no organs or tissue. They are a very basic life form that behaves like a compilation of separate organisms bound by a coordinated effort for survival. Tree sponge is safe to add to a reef aquarium, it will not damage coral that is in the same tank, like some other sponges. It is a peaceful, non-aggressive type of sponge that can live forever in a healthy environment.

Tech Note:When adding this item to the aquarium be sure to submerge the bag which carries it and release the water from the bag along with the sponge.Place in an area of the tank that gets moderate to strong water flow and shaded light.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 4" to 6"; Medium: 6" to 8"; Large: 8" to 10"; XLarge: 10" to 15"


Small $39.99 Medium $49.99 Large $74.99 XLarge $99.99

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Orange Tree Gorgonians
Swiftia exserta

Description: This is one of the popular octocorals that come out of the Atlantic ocean. When the Orange Tree Gorgonian is closed, the coloring is a burnt orange. But when the beauftiful polyps are open, deep red polyps emerge against the orange frame. Although many beginner aquarist's keep gorgonians successfully, gorgonians are not recommended as a beginner's coral. Yet although they are considered a more difficult coral to care for, they can thrive very well if provided with the proper environment. Anchoring this gorgonian to a small piece of live rock so that it can stand up in a tank will make positioning it in areas of high water flow much easier. It is peaceful, but it should be given adequate space away from neighboring corals or anemones. Underwater epoxy is commonly used to anchor its base to a piece of live rock in the reef aquarium.

Water flow and Light Requirements: The Orange Tree Gorgonian should be maintained in a dimly-lit aquarium or in shaded parts of a brightly-lit aquarium with a moderate to a high amount of water flow.

Diet: Because the Orange Tree Gorgonian resides in the deeper waters, it is not a photosynthetic coral, its diet consists completely of trapped organisms that pass through in the ocean currents. Feed at least once a week. Feed detritus, brine shrimp, Daphnia, Cyclops, or pulverized flake food, shrimp or clams. Sometimes you can stir up the gravel slightly in order to mix detritus in the water for feeding the species.

Approximate purchase size: 7" to 10"

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 Yellow Finger Gorgonian
Diodogorgia nodulifera

Description:The Yellow Tree Gorgonian is an attractive branching tree-like coral, it is extremely brittle and breaks easily, making it easy to propagate in this way.This gorgonian is non-photosynthetic and makes a great addition to any reef aquarium, or one containing Seahorses.

Management:The Yellow Tree Gorgonian is peaceful, but it should be given adequate space away from neighboring corals or anemones. Underwater epoxy is commonly used to anchor its base to a piece of live rock in the reef aquarium. This gorgonian is photosynthetic and requires a moderate amount of light depending on the amount of filter feeding food that is available. It also requires a stronger water flow and the addition of iodine, calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. In order to inhibit algae and cyanobacteria growth, it is important that this gorgonian is provided with a medium to strong, constant or intermittent water flow. If in the event that it does begin to become covered with algae or cyanobacteria, remove it from the coral immediately, as this will cause rapid tissue deterioration. Algae can be removed gently with the use of a soft brush; combat cyanobacteria by soaking the coral in freshwater of the same temperature for approximately 1 minute.

Feeding:The Yellow Tree Gorgonian should be fed a few times a week with a filter feeding food. Provide a varied diet of live or frozen baby brine shrimp, Marine Snow, PhytoPlancton and other suitable micro foods.

Approximate Purchase Size: 6" to 9"

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Orange Fan Sponge

Picture of Orange Fan Sponge
Description A Fan sponge is naturally shaped like a Japanese hand held fan. They are natural suspension feeders,filtering food from the water. Phytoplankton foods bring outlot's of color. They are very helpful in filtering aquarium water.They can withstand a wide temperature variation and they last indefinitely in the marine aquarium.

Like other Sponges, the Orange Fan Sponge filter feeds plankton food from the ocean's water. Sponges can usually tolerate changesin water temperature with no ill effect. The Orange Fan Sponge requires moderate light and moderate water movement to survive. Many beginning hobbyists loose sponges because they do not provide enough light or food. The Orange Fan sponge's shape can vary quite a lot, but all pieces look unique and beautiful.

The most critical concern when receiving your sponge and placing it in your aquarium is that it can never be exposed to air. The air becomes trapped in the sponges channels that line the inside of the sponges body. With trapped air blocking the channels, the food has no pathway for the sponge to eat, which starves the sponge, ultimately killing the sponge.

Food & Supplements: To keep your sponge healthy it will require supplemental feedings from any of the available liquid Plankton Foods and other foods made up of dissolved organics.

Level of Care: Moderate

Approximate Purchase Size: Small 1-1/2" to 3"; Medium 3" to 4"; Large 5" to 7"


Small$39.99 Medium $59.99
Large$99.99


  Purple Ribbon Gorgonian

Description:The Purple Ribbon Gorgonia is also referred to as Purple Sea Blade, or Purple Sea Whip. This particular gorgonian has rows of polyps that extend down the sides of each blade. Gorgonians regularly shed tissue to remove buildup of sediment and algae from forming on their skeleton. All photosynthetic gorgonians require 4-5 watts per gallon to thrive. Like many corals it also filter feeds, so weekly feeding is recommended for optimal health. We offer single specimens, some mounted on small pieces of live rock that range from 4-6" tall.
Management: It is not necessary to feed this coral but it does have the ability to take in tiny bits of food and will do so from time to time. This coral requires at least VHO or Power Compact intensity lighting in order to do well in the aquarium. Keeping this coral in an area of high water flow is necessary to help prevent algae from forming on its branches, so using a powerhead pointed toward the gorgonian for good water flow is highly recommended. If any algae begins to form on this coral, it must be removed from the branches immediately. This can be accomplished using a small, soft brush, such as a brand new soft bristled toothbrush.

Feeding: It relies on photosynthesis, but its diet should also include regular feedings of micro-plankton, live, baby brine shrimp, or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates, in order to survive in the reef aquarium.
Approximate purchase size: 6" to 10"


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Red Finger Gorgonian
Diodogorgia nodulifera

Description:The Red Finger Gorgonian also called the Red Tree Gorgonian is an attractive branching tree-like coral, it is extremely brittle and breaks easily, making it easy to propagate in this way.This gorgonian is non-photosynthetic and makes a great addition to any reef aquarium, or one containing Seahorses.
Management:The Red Finger Gorgonian is peaceful, but it should be given adequate space away from neighboring corals or anemones. Underwater epoxy is commonly used to anchor its base to a piece of live rock in the reef aquarium. This gorgonian is photosynthetic and requires a moderate amount of light depending on the amount of filter feeding food that is available. It also requires a stronger water flow and the addition of iodine, calcium, strontium, and other trace elements to the water. In order to inhibit algae and cyanobacteria growth, it is important that this gorgonian is provided with a medium to strong, constant or intermittent water flow. If in the event that it does begin to become covered with algae or cyanobacteria, remove it from the coral immediately, as this will cause rapid tissue deterioration. Algae can be removed gently with the use of a soft brush; combat cyanobacteria by soaking the coral in freshwater of the same temperature for approximately 1 minute.
Feeding:The Red Tree Gorgonian should be fed a few times a week with a filter feeding food. Provide a varied diet of live or frozen baby brine shrimp, Marine Snow, PhytoPlancton and other suitable micro foods.
Approximate Purchase Size: 5" to 8"

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  Rasta Leather
Sinularis Flexibillis

Also called Spaghetti leather
100's of tentacles. Super long, super flowing, beautiful coloration
Description:A favorite from Fiji, the best description for the Spaghetti Finger Leather Coral is a finger type leather with a large number of very long strands of leather. One of the favorite leather corals for the aquarium, Spaghetti Leathers are golden-white to green in color and have a highly branching form and are covered in tiny polyps. These corals grow quickly and can quickly become a showpiece after they are established. Larger specimens are more "branchy" than smaller ones and make an impressive display with pulsing water movement.
Tank Recommendations:When placing in your aquarium, find a good spot and leave alone. Handle as little as possible. Excessive handling can damage newly arrived specimens. Once established, they are quite hardy, not as touchy as their initial requirements sound. Spaghetti leathers do best in medium to bright lighting. Moderately strong to strong water movement is also important. The water quality should be kept high with a fairly constant temperature between 75 degrees and 80 degrees.
Feeding:  Although the leather coral seeks it's nutritional needs from more than one place, its main source of energy comes from the minute algae zooxanthellae which supplies the coral with a steady stream of energy and nutrients. A secondary food source comes from the micro plankton and other filtered foods that the leather coral traps in its tentacles during ocean waves and currents. In the reef aquarium, the addition of bottled trace elements such as iodine and strontium should supplement the water to ensure good health.
Care Level: Moderate
Approximate shipping size: Small: 1" to 2"; Medium 2" to 3"; Large 3-1/2" to 5"; Extra Large 5" to 8"

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 Pitoa Island Neon Green Cabbage Leather
Sinularia brassica


Description:The Neon Green Cabbage Leather is one of the brightest leather corals available in the aquarium trade. Its brilliant neon green coloration "Pops" any where it's placed in the reef aquarium it will be a stunner. Unlike the popular toadstool leather or finger leather corals the Neon Green Cabbage Leather grows flat along the rock and will continue to grow along the rock landscape it is placed on. When the Neon Green Cabbage Leather is fully open you will see numerous 1/16th of an inch polyps all along the leather. Just like all leather corals, there will be periods where the cabbage leather will not have polyps showing and will actually shed its outer skin. This is a normal process leather corals of all types go through. When the polyps return the Neon Green Cabbage Coral will be larger and looking better than it did before! Once established in your aquarium the Neon Cabbage Leather is easily propogated by cutting pie shaped wedges with a sterile razor blade and letting them heal and grow in the same reef aquarium they were originally in..

Requirements The Neon Green Cabbage Leather requires moderate to strong water flow. Lighting can be from moderate to high, from Power Compacts, LED's and T5's to metal halides. We have found they grow and look best under a lighting spectrum of between 14K to 20K.

Placement: You can mount the Neon Green Cabbage Leather Coral using any IC Gel glue or marine putty on any exposed rock or ledge in the middle of the reef aquarium where it can recieve moderate water flow and moderate to high lighting of the correct specturm. Leave some room around them for growth so they do not intrude on another corals space. Make sure that currents will be able to supply them with necessary nutrients and trace elements. Leave an adequate distance between the cabbage leather and neighboring corals, as they will expand and grow and need the room.

Feeding:  Although the leather coral seeks it's nutritional needs from more than one place, its main source of energy comes from the minute algae zooxanthellae which supplies the coral with a steady stream of energy and nutrients. A secondary food source comes from the micro plankton and other filtered foods that the leather coral traps in its tentacles during ocean waves and currents. In the reef aquarium, the secondary source is from the addition of bottled zoo planktons, and other filter foods and trace elements.

Approximate Purchase Size:
Small: 1" to 2"; Medium: 2" to 3"; Large: 3" to 4"  


Small $49.99 Medium $74.99 Large $139.99

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 Extreme Neon Green Green Polyping Toadstool Leather
Sarcophyton sp

Description: The Extreme Neon Green Polyping Leather Coral is one of our favorite corals. The polyps on the Extreme are really large and it makes an amazing coral for any reef aquarium. From beginners to advanced aquarists, this is a favorite of many. It is easy to keep and propagate.This leather coral is of the genus Sarcophyton Coral, also called in more layman's term a Mushroom, Leather. Other names for this easy to keep coral are Mushroom Leather Coral, Cup Leather Coral, Toadstool, Umbrella Coral, and Mushroom Coral. Leather Corals are generally easy to propagate in captivity by simply cutting them into coral frags.

Requirements
Does best in medium to bright lighting and grow and look best under a lighting spectrum of between 14K to 20K. Medium to strong water movement is also important.

Feeding:  Although the leather coral seeks it's nutritional needs from more than one place, its main source of energy comes from the minute algae zooxanthellae which supplies the coral with a steady stream of energy and nutrients. A secondary food source comes from the micro plankton and other filtered foods that the leather coral traps in its tentacles during ocean waves and currents. In the reef aquarium, the secondary source is from the addition of bottled zoo planktons, and other filter foods and trace elements.s iodine and strontium should supplement the water to ensure good health.

Approximate Purchase Size: 2" to 3"


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AlgaGen ReefPods,Live Foods for Feeding Saltwater Aquarium Fish, Corals, and Invertebrates.
Reef Pods are the only truly tropical live copepod cultures available on the market today.
Copepods (“Pods” in aquarium terms) are a major component of the modern reef aquarium. Although, pods often are accidently introduced via live rock placed in reef aquariums, until recently there were few options available to control and maintain copepod populations.
If lucky, aquarists would see swarms of these little white “bugs” on the glass of their aquarium and subsequent feeding on these bugs by the fish. Now, these beneficial bugs are recognized as copepods and the methods for their colonization and proliferation in aquariums is better understood.The addition and establishment of copepod cultures to reef tanks is one of the best ways to achieve a continuous self-generating food supply. Aquarists who have established copepod populations know that most coral and many other filter feeding invertebrates and small bottom feeding fish such as Mandarins greatly benefit from copepods.



All of the AlgaGen ReefPods are tropical herbivorous species of copepods that will survive in higher temperature tanks. Copepods are an important energy source for reefs. Aquarists try to supply that energy using frozen or preserved diets. Dead plankton is not as nutritious as live plankton and food particles that are not eaten foul water quality and add to nutrient levels. Non-living food items do not swim about naturally and trigger feeding responses.
Professional and hobby aquarists, alike, now have the ability to inoculate their systems with different copepod species at will. They can experiment with different types and combinations of pods for different types of feeders. Mandarins and Seahorses, Anthias and Dragonettes, LPS Corals, deep water gorgonians, Acropora, Crinoids, Basket Stars: the list of copepod lovers could go on and on.

   ReefPods™ Tisbe by AlgaGen
AlgaGen ReefPods™ Tisbe

ReefPods™ Tisbe the most popular aquarium Pod -they consumes your aquarium’s wastes and detritus, reproduce well, and are food for a multitude of reef inhabitants!

ReefPods™ Tisbe is a live culture of the harpacticoid copepod Tisbe biminiensis. Tisbe adult copepods live on bottom substrate such as live rock or sand and will eat detritus and microalage in the aquarium. They produce a small nauplii which is an excellent food for aquarium filter feeders and fish larvae. The adults are eaten by small bottom feeding fish such as gobies, dragonettes and blennies. ReefPods™ Tisbe may be used as a starter culture to add to marine aquarium refugiums or the main tank. Once established they will reproduce quickly, growing from nauplii to adults in about nine days. They will thrive in a wide range of aquarium temperatures and a wide range of salinities. It is suggested they be added to the aquarium at night or to the refugium to avoid immediate fish predation.

Tisbe is an excellent all purpose aquarium copepod owing to its role in the natural environment as a detritivore. An opportunist feeder, Tisbe can be used as a tank cleaner consuming uneaten food and wastes as well as phytoplankton in the tank and refugium. Tisbe is capable of producing many eggs during its adult life span that hatch into nauplii which will enter the water column as food for your filter feeding reef inhabitants and replenish the adult population vital to tank hygiene. Tisbe adults and juveniles may also enter the water column and be tasty and nutritious treats for your reef fish! ReefPods are guaranteed to arrive alive but there is no further guarantee after arrival.

Approximate copepod count: 8 oz bottles contain 100 to 200 pods and 16 oz bottles contain 200 to 300 pods.


ReefPods™ Tisbe 8 ounce $13.99


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PhycoPure Reef Blend Phytoplankton
AlgaGen PhycoPure Reef Blend
PhycoPure™ Reefblend is made of 7 different types of LIVE microalgae as well as a dinoflagellate, zooxanthellae. Reefblend was therefore created as a LIVE food supplement for filter feeding marine aquarium inhabitants including the feeding of existing copepod populations in the tank. It is grown in natural seawater that has been ozonated, charcoal filtered and uv treated. PhycoPure™ Reef Blend offers a wide range of particle sizes and nutritional content that, individually, have been proven very effective in various aquaculture farms, and projects. Just like humans, animals require some level of variety in a food source. It is understandable that no single food provides 100% of the necessary nutrition required for good health. Hence the blend of phytoplankton in PhycoPure™ Reef Blend

Aquarists have reported great results feeding PhycoPure Reef Blend to Acropora (better polyp extension), all Euphyllia corals (Torch, Elegance, Frogspawn, Hammer), Gorgonians, Chili corals, Nephthea's, Carnation corals, Feather dusters, Tubeworms, Sponges, Mushroom corals, Leather corals, all types of Brain corals, Montipora's, Montastrea and Tubastrea species, and Certain anemones.
Note: PhycoPure Reef Blend is guaranteed to arrive alive but no guarantee beyond that is provided.

Phycopure Reef Blend 8 ounce $11.95
Pycopure Reef Blend 16 ounce $19.95

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Aquacultured Pulsing Xenia
Xenia elongata


Description: This easy to care for coral gets its name because of the rhythmic pulsing action of the coral polyps that look like a hand opening and closing. This activity, which is relatively uncommon among the sessile invertebrates we keep in the tank, is part of what makes this coral endearing. Aquacultured pulsing xenia means it is are hardier than wild species and ships easily. This pulsing Xenia is growing on frag blocks. The pulsing xenia coral species has a short stem with a frilly,white to pink, fast pulsing heads. The Xenia coral grows and spreads very quickly. One of the best beginner corals. Please acclimate upon arrival and give it some time to bounce back from shipping. When water conditions are right Xenia can reproduce by division at a very fast rate and may require gentle pruning to keep it from crowding out other corals.

Difficulty: Moderate

Aggressiveness: Xenia does not possess any stinging capability and will not bother other corals, but keep enough room between corals that any aggressive corals that will sting are not close enough to harm your Xenia.

Water flow: They require a moderate amount of water movement. Too much water movement will prevent the polyps from opening and will make it harder for you to notice the rhythmic pulsing that gives them their name.

Lighting Pulsing xenia coral is generally found in shallow waters, in strong light and high tidal conditions.

Tank Recommendations: A mature, well-fed live rock/reef environment is what is needed, along with some fish for organic matter production, and dissolved organics. Best location is on the bottom of the tank.

Diet and Feeding: Xenia contain the symbiotic algae zooxanthellae which means its food source is light and they do not need any additional feeding. Supplementing its diet with the addition of trace elements will help to insure its continued good health.

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Branching Hammer Coral, Aquacultured
Euphyllia ancora
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The Branching Hammer Coral, Euphyllia ancora is a large polyp stony (LPS) coral that gets branches like a Torch coral (E. glabrescens). Also called the Euphyllia Hammer Coral or Anchor Coral, its common names are derived from the hammer like, anchor-shaped tentacles. The Hammer Coral polyps are visible throughout the day and night and hide its skeletal base. The polyps may be gold, green, tan, or brown in color, with lime yellow or green tips on the ends of its tentacles that glow under actinic lighting.

Difficulty Moderate

Aggressiveness They have potent sweeper tentacles that it will send out to other corals to keep them from growing too close and will sting anything within reach with its nematocysts. Because of this, you should take care to ensure that your coral has enough room both now and in the future, once the corals in your tank have begun to fill-in the available space.

Water-flow In terms of water flow, these corals prefer a moderate water flow. Too large a flow will cause the polyps to retract, or be damaged and may also encourage sweeper tentacle issues (see below for more information about that).

Lighting Since Hammer Corals are found in shallow water regions on the reef it requires moderate lighting levels (from PAR 150-250). T5's, Metal Halides, or LED's can all grow Hammer corals when the proper PAR levels are provided. We recommend a 14-20K color spectrum for best coloration. A warning on using high output lighting; if it will be exposed to brighter lighting it needs to be acclimated to the high output lights in the tank slowly, as it is not usually exposed to intense lighting in the ocean because of its depth. Start out with low lighting, positioning the polyps to face out (versus upwards) and have it shaded by rock or something within the tank. The lighting can gradually get stronger over time, but make the changes very slowly.

Tank Recommendations A mature, well-fed live rock/reef environment is what is needed, along with some fish for organic matter production, and dissolved organics. Best location is on the bottom of the tank.

Diet and Feeding It is not necessary to feed a Hammer coral, although they are capable of eating fairly large (by coral standards) meaty foods. The fact that they are biologically able to consume rather large, meaty meals, suggests that feeding should be strongly encouraged. However, Euphylia glabrescens could be kept successfully in a reef tank without any feeding at all, as long as adequate lighting is provided, because their symbiotic zooxanthellae will sustain them. If you want it to grow faster I suggest you feed your corals. All of them. Your Hammer coral will feed nicely on frozen mysis, fortified brine shrimp, rotifers, Cyclopeeze and other similarly sized meaty foods.

Approximate Size: Small: 1 1/4" to 3", Medium: 3" to 4", Large: 4" to 6", XLarge: 6" to 8"



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Thin Branched Bicolor Frogspawn Coral, Australia
Euphylia divisa
Picture of Bicolor Frogspawn Coral, Euphyllia divisa, Australia
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The Bicolor Frogspawn Coral, Euphylia divisa, is a large polyp stony coral species with long, flowing fleshy polyps that extend from a calcified (stony) base. In a moderate water flow, these corals look a bit like a Frogs spawn, which is where they got their common name. The Frogspawn is similar to the hammer coral and the torch coral except that the polyps are branched with round lobes, as can be seen in the images on this page. Frogspawn corals are generally hardy and are a good addition to most reef tanks. They are the perfect blend of stony coral and soft coral, sure to be a pleasant addition to any reef aquascape.

Difficulty Moderate

Aggressiveness The Frogspawn coral has potent sweeper tentacles that it will send out to other corals from growing too close and will sting anything within reach with its nematocysts. Because of this, you should take care to ensure that your Frogspawn coral has enough room both now and in the future, once the corals in your tank have begun to fill-in the available space.

Water-flow In terms of water flow, these corals also prefer a low-to-moderate flow. Too large a flow will cause the polyps to retract, or be damaged and may also encourage sweeper tentacle issues (see below for more information about that).

Lighting Since the Frogspawn Coral is found in shallow water regions on the reef it requires moderate lighting levels (from PAR 150-250).T5's, Metal Halides, or LED's can all grow Frogspawn Corals when the proper PAR levels are provided. We recommend a 14-20K color spectrum for best coloration. If it will be exposed to brighter lighting it needs to be acclimated to the high output lights in the tank slowly, as it is not usually exposed to intense lighting in the ocean because of its depth. Start out with low lighting, positioning the polyps to face out (versus upwards) and have it shaded by rock or something within the tank. The lighting can gradually get stronger over time, but make the changes very slowly.

Tank Recommendations A mature, well-fed live rock/reef environment is what is needed for your Frogspawn Coral, along with some fish for organic matter production, and dissolved organics. Best location is on the bottom of the tank.

Diet and Feeding It is not necessary to feed a Frogspawn coral, although they are capable of eating fairly large (by coral standards) meaty foods. The fact that they are biologically able to consume rather large, meaty meals, suggests to me that feeding should be strongly encouraged. However, Euphylia glabrescens could be kept successfully in a reef tank without any feeding at all, as long as adequate lighting is provided, because their symbiotic zooxanthellae will sustain them. If you want to feed, they will eat mysis, fortified brine shrimp, rotifers, Cyclopeeze and other similarly sized meaty foods. Larger pieces than a typical mysis is not digestible, and although the animal "accepts" it, it will regurgitate it up later in the night.

Approximate Size: Small: 1 1/4" to 3", Medium: 3" to 4", Large: 4" to 6", XLarge: 6" to 8"


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Green Bubble Coral, Aquacultured
Picture of Aquacultured Green Bubble Coral, Physogyra sp.
Approximate Inflated Size: Small: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 4";

Description The Aquacultured Green Bubble Coral Physogyra sp. is easy to care for and shows itself off well in any reef aquarium. Needing only gentle water movement and low to moderate light, this is an easy LPS with very few demands. These inflated structures pillow outward from a solid, stony skeleton and prefer to be placed in lower flow environments. This is a tough species, great for entry level coral enthusiasts because it prefers less direct flow and can tolerate a range of lighting and placement options inside the aquarium. Make sure to keep some distance between this species and other corals, as the Bubble Coral has elongated sweeper tentacles that can be aggressive

Difficulty It is easy to maintain in the reef aquarium, which makes it an excellent candidate for the beginning through expert reef aquarist.

Aggressiveness Be cautious, while the bubble does not have toxins, they have the feeding tentacles which are capable of delivering a sting to any coral invading its space.

Water-flow Does best with gentle water movement.

Lighting Can do well under lower lighting levels. They can do well under stronger lighting too, as long as they are acclimated to it over a period of time. T5's, Metal Halides, or LED's can all grow Tongue Coral when the proper levels are provided. We recommend a 14-20K color spectrum for best coloration.

Tank Recommendations A well-feed live rock/reef environment is what is needed for any Bubble Coral, along with some fish for organic matter production.

Diet and Feeding Best to feed in the evening when the feeder tentacles are out. Feed mysis, rotifers, enriched brine shrimp, Cyclopeeze and other similar sized meaty foods. Try to not feed large pieces since it makes it difficult for the animal to digest such foods and often results in them regurgitating late at night. When this happens, they are not benefiting from the feeding and it can lead to eventual starvation.

Reproduction It is best to feed them well and keep them happy, then they will form buds which can be harvested and produce quite a few colonies a year! Just be patient. The larger your coral gets, the more "babies" it will give you.



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Super Long Polyping Leather Corals
Picture of Long Polyp Leather Coral
Approximate Purchase Size when Inflated
Small 1" to 1-3/4", Medium 1-3/4" to 3"
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Description The Super Long Polyping Leather Coral is an aquacultured leather coral of the Sarcophyton family. The polyps of different Leather Coral varieties can have different length tentacles, with stalks of different lengths, or no stalks at all. The Long Polyp Leather Coral is a mushroom shaped leather coral with VERY long flowing polyps. The body is various shades of brown, with long flowing polyps topped in either white or golden. This is a fast growing hardy coral that will adapt quickly to most tank conditions. The Long Polyp Leather coral is cultured by cutting off a piece of the parent's crown and attaching it to a frag plug with thread, string or glue.

Aquacultered We aquaculture the Long Polyp Leather Corals here at Aquarium Creations, by cutting off fragments of our mother colonies. As they grow they change shape from first a round shaped mini leather that looks like a mushroom then as it grows it takes on a more oblong shape with a more wavy appearance to the leather. After fully opening the top of the leather coral will be covered with very long polys topped by either white or golden starlike polyps.

Care Level Easy

Aggressiveness Peaceful

Lighting & Flow Requirements Long Polyp Leather corals require a moderate level of water flow and a low to moderate level of lighting. Lighting can be Power compacts, T5's, LED's or even Metal Halides. All lighting can grow Leather Corals as long as the proper level of light is provided. If a Par meter is available the appropriate lighting level is anywhere from a Par 100 all the way to a Par 250. Which is a wide range of acceptability. For lighting spectrum use between a 14-20K color spectrum for your bulbs for best coral coloration.

Placement First allow two weeks time for the Long Polyp Leather coral to adjust itself to its new reef aquarium. If desired you can mount your leather coral using a gel supper glue or a marine aquarium epoxy putty (which is the same as plumbers epoxy putty found in hardware stores). When deciding placement only consider a location providing moderate water current and low to moderate lighting level. Also be certain to leave enough room around your corals that they have room for growth without infringing on another corals growing room or lighting.

Diet and Feeding Leather corals receive the majority of the nutritional requirements through the process of photosynthesis, which simply means their lighting creates symbiotic algae called zooxanthellae in the body of the leather coral which provides its nutrition. We do recommend providing supplemental food such as micro-plankton, baby brine shrimp, or foods designed for filter feeding invertebrates.

Shedding Most leather corals go through a natural process of cleansing, once in a while. Leather corals will shrink smaller and the outer skin will look strange as it sloth's itself off, shedding the top layer as it cleanses itself. Leathers may remain closed from just a few days to even a week or longer depending on the aquarium flow and other conditions, but they will reopen larger and even more beautiful than they were before.


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 Captive Grown Montipora Digitata 3 Pack



Description: Montipora Digitata species is a good choice for those hobbyists wanting to make the jump to small-polyp stony (SPS) corals. Their appearance is soft and velvet-like when their polyps are extended. This coral also has very unique growth patterns and comes in a variety of colors, adding some nice coral "eye candy" to your reef.

Captive Grown Montipora Digitata corals are helping the future of the reef aquarium hobby. All of the Digitata packs contain pure aquacultured specimens, many generations removed from the original wild starter colonies. No tissue or skeleton of the wild specimen remain. All are third, fourth, fifth and even older generations.

Montipora Digitata for the most part is a branching coral. This means it will encrust a solid base and then begin growing up toward the light. The thickness of the branches seems to be determined by how much flow the coral is getting. To understand if your Montipora Digitata is healthy and happy in your reef tank is to look to see if it has polyp extension and white growth tips. Polyp extension generally indicates that you have good water quality and the coral is happy. The white tips at the end of the coral indicate that it is getting enough light and nutrients to grow. In short, M. digitata is a coral that can be appreciated by beginning and advanced hobbyists.

Propagation of the Montipora Digitata group of corals is handled like many other SPS corals and is very simple. Just grab a branch of the coral and break it off. Once the piece is removed glue it onto a piece of live rock or a frag plug. It's okay to have your coral out of the water for several minutes. Once the glue is dry place your rock back into the tank.


Lighting Recommendations: Moderate to high from either T5's, LED's or metal halides.

Water Flow: Does best with a high level of water flow. The thickness of the branches seems to be determined by how much flow the coral is getting.

Feeding: Montipora corals are a photosynthetic coral and do not need to be directly fed. The coral can produce its food from the lights on your tank. Even though feeding this coral directly is not needed, you will notice a happier and faster growing coral if you do add some type of coral food to your tank such as oyster feast or reef chili.

Your Montipora Digitata package contains the 3 corals listed below. If a coral is unavailable a replacement montipora digitata will be chosen based on availability and quality.

(1) Green Parrot Digitata
(1) Orange Popsicle Digitata
(1) Barney Purple Digitata

Approximate Size: 2" to 4"

Reg Price $89.99, Sale Price $79.99


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Metallic Green Star Polyp Coral
Picture of Metallic Green Star Polyps

Description: Very hardy, light and water tolerant, Metallic Green Star polyps are extremely hardy and can survive most reef tank conditions. They prefer moderate water motion. They do well within a wide range of temperature from as low as 72º to as high as 84ºF. Not very aggressive but they have an encrusting growth pattern, which can lead to encroachment on its neighbors. Best method to keep this from happening is just to trim it back as it grows and place the new growth where you wish to have more beautiful Metallic Green Star polyps. Most of their requirements are met just from sunlight. This is called being photosynthetic. It means they do not require feeding. Since they tolerate a wide range of water flow and light they can be placed most anywhere in the reef tank. A great beginner coral and excellent for beginner propagation. Metallic Green Star polyps are easily propagated by cutting a section of the purple mat from the main colony using scissors and attaching it to a piece of live rock with a rubber band or reef glue.

Diet and Feeding: The symbiotic algae zooxanthellae hosted within their bodies is responsible for providing the majority of their nutritional requirements via the algae's light driven process called photosynthesis. They also will benefit from weekly feedings of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding coral and invertebrates. As always we recommend the addition of iodine and other trace elements to the water.

Approximate Size: XSmall: 1" to 1-1/2"; Small: 2" to 3-1/2"; Medium: 4" to 5"; Large: 5-1/2" to 7";

Australia Aquacultured
Acanthastrea Lordhowensis 3, 6, or 12 Pack

Picture of Aussie Aquacultured Acanthastrea Lordhowensis Package
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Approximate Size: 1" to 2"

Description With our Aquacultured Acanthastrea Lordhowensis Package you can start growing your own Acanthastrea lordhowensis corals. Your package includes either 3, 6, 9, or 12 total healed Acans from 1 to 2 inches in size from our large variety of aquacultured pieces. The Acanthastrea lordhowensis, also known as 'The Lord', are the most colorful of the Acanthastrea genus. We have a very large variety of these aquacultured gems. Acan's come in most color combinations from red, purple, green, orange, blue, rust, brown and pale gray, to pale tan. If you order multiple packages all Acan's will be different. Combined they make a beautiful assortment for your reef tank.

The Acanthastrea lordhowensis are great corals and are very easy to care for. They are not at all demanding and they will readily grow new polyps. They do not need to be fed since they use the dissolved organics in the tank for nourishment.

The A. lordhowensis has been propagated in captivity with great success, leading to a variety of colors.

Difficulty Easy to care for, making them an excellent choice for the beginner.

Aggressiveness A semi aggressive coral, Acanthastrea are nocturnal predators and competitively extrude feeder filaments and digest organisms within reach, so be careful with placement and distance between colonies.

Water-flow It requires slow to medium water flow.

Lighting It requires low to moderate lighting (PAR 50-150). T5's or LED's can all grow Aquacultured Acanthastrea and lords when the proper PAR levels are provided. Do not use Metal Halides since the they will not fully open. We recommend a 14-20K color spectrum for best coloration.

Tank Recommendations Provide a moderate light, as strong light will prevent the polyps from opening fully. Water flow should be low as well. Like other members of the Mussidae family, the polyps tentacles come out at night to feed. Provide enough room between each mini colony because they open up large when they have the room.

Diet and Feeding For best growth and frag recovery time target feed minced meaty foods, liquid micro-plankton and zoo plankton, frozen mysis shrimp or brine shrimp.

Australian Elegance Coral
Catalaphyllia jardinei
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Origin Australia, Pink, Blue or Purple Tips
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Description: The Elegance Coral, Catalaphyllia jardinei is a large polyp stony, called LPS, coral. It's also known as the Purple Tip Elegance Coral, Elegant Coral, or Ridge Coral. Though found throughout the Pacific Ocean Aquarium Creations has found the best healthiest specimens come from Australia. For this reason, we carry Elegance Corals exclusively from Australia. A true beauty, the colorful body is fully open and long tentacles are extended during the day. With a fluorescent green body, and tentacles with either blue, pink, or purple tips, which vary between branched or round and bulbous shapes. The Catalaphyllia Elegance Coral is moderate to maintain in the reef aquarium and makes an excellent coral choice for the beginner to advanced hobbyist.

Difficulty: Moderate

Aggressiveness: Elegance corals are semi-aggressive in temperament and will expand their sweeper tentacles at night well beyond the base. It is important to leave space between the elegance coral and its coral neighbours.

Water-flow: This coral does well from weak to strong water flow conditions, however strong water flow is beneficial in moving more food to the coral's tentacles.

Lighting: In order to make the most of its coloration give Low to Medium lighting, (if a Par meter is available a Par level from 30 to 150).

Placement: Place this one in a soft substrate. The soft substrate is less likely to irritate the fleshy underside of the coral when compared to the rockwork. Clownfish may accept this coral as its host if no anemone is present.

Diet and Feeding: This coral is photosynthetic. Meaning a good portion of its nutrition comes from the algae zooxanthellae, through the light they receive. At night their feeding tentacles extend on the inside edge of each polyp. If you feed a mixture of frozen meaty foods such as mysis shrimp, Krill, silver sides, and squid they will reward you with better health and fast growth. For continued good health, calcium, strontium, and other trace elements should be added to the water.


Purple Monster Xenia Cespitularia, Aquacultured
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Approximate Purchase Size when Inflated

Small 1" - 2", Medium 2" - 3", Large 3" - 4"

Description This unusual and beautiful Xenia Cespitularia form is called the Vargas Purple Monster from the original parent colony from the aquarium of author Tony Vargas. It is a beautiful crystalline purple/blue color that really pops when seen top down through the water or illuminated by aquarium lighting. The Cespitularia genus of corals falls under the family Xeniidae and is closely related to Xenia and Anthelia. Its growth form is considerably more robust. Cespitularia species are located throughout Indo-Pacific Area and Red Sea. Colonies are usually found in shallow areas near the shoreline in both clear and turbid water that is somewhat protected from heavy wave action.

Aquacultered We aquaculture our own Vargas Purple Monster Xenia here at Aquarium Creations, by cutting off fragments of our mother colonies. The Vargas Purple Monster we ship you is many generations aquacultured. This is very important since aquacultured Xenia are hardier than wild-collected specimens and are without the potential to carry sea born infections, or disease to your tank. They have lived there entire life under aquarium lighting and with aquarium type water flow and movement.

Care Level Moderate

Fragging Always wait at least 30 days prior to fragging any new corals, giving plenty of time to become very stable in your reef aquarium. To frag, use a brand new razor blade. Find a section that can easily be cut and removed from the existing coral. When placing your cut fragment back into the reef aquarium you can more or less put it where you want it in the aquarium in a crevice and it will usually adhere to the rock in less than an hour. Be aware to choose a location with not to much flow in that spot so it will stay put until it adheres. Occasionally Xenia will release and float around until it finds a home it prefers but this is rare. Usually that only happens when initially placing it. After a few days as long as the Xenia is securely attached to a piece of rock you can move the new Xenia to another location in the tank. We always suggest not moving a new Xenia out of its original aquarium for at least 30 days. This allows the new colony to become strong and healthy.

Aggressiveness Peaceful

Lighting & Flow Requirements Cespitularia Xenia requires a moderate level of water flow and a low to moderate level of lighting. Lighting can be Power compacts, T5's, LED's or even Metal Halides. All lighting can grow Xenia Corals as long as the proper level of light is provided. If a Par meter is available the appropriate lighting level is anywhere from a Par 80 all the way to a Par 200. Which is a wide range of acceptability. For lighting spectrum use between a 14-20K color spectrum for your bulbs for best coloration.

Placement Placement can be any where in the aquarium as long as it receives adequate water flow and lighting levels. Also be certain to leave enough room around your corals that they have room for growth without infringing on another corals growing room or lighting.

Diet and Feeding Xenia corals receive the majority of their nutritional requirements through the process of photosynthesis, which simply means their lighting creates symbiotic algae called zooxanthellae in the body of the leather coral which provides its nutrition. We do recommend providing supplemental food such as micro-plankton or foods designed for filter-feeding invertebrates.


Small $59.99 Medium $79.99 Large $109.99

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 Fat Head Dendro's, Dendrophyllia fistula

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Sold per polyp. If you want a mini colony just order the quantity of polyps.
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Description With a bright orange body, the fathead dendro provides a nice pop of color and a unique viewing experience thanks to the pale to nearly translucent tentacles. Even though the skeleton of the coral is rigid, a fully extended fathead dendro will sway in the current of your tank and provide nice motion to your tank.

Difficulty Moderate

Aggressiveness Despite the large polyp size, dendrophyllia corals aren’t aggressive at all, but avoid placing them near other corals which can sting them — especially LPS species and their potent sweeper tentacles.

Lighting & Flow Requirements Dendrophyllia corals naturally inhabit areas of moderate to high flow and this needs to be replicated in the reef tank. Adequate flow brings food to the polyps as well as supplying oxygen and keeping animal tissue clean, ridding it of mucous and detritus. Low lighting is preferred (if a Par meter is available a Par level from 20 to 50).

Placement They should be put in areas of low lighting and, bearing in mind that dendrophyllia corals are often found in in deep waters often under cliffs or in cave like areas, specimens can also be placed upside down! Being suspended not only lends them a natural look but helps to prevent the accumulation of detritus and sand which can lead to tissue damage. The potential for accumulated sand to harm Dendrophyllia corals means that a sand bed site is risky unless placed this way.

Diet and Feeding This coral does not have any symbiotic algae residing within its tissue therefore it is 100% dependent upon direct target feeding. It is important to feed your Dendro 3 to 4 times a week and provide a delicate diet mixture of mysis shrimp (just the liquid from the shrimp) no actual shrimp, fish eggs, and sea food morsels. Ideally, one should defrost the mysis shrimp in saltwater and then using a turkey baster gently blow the liquid around the Coral. By providing a consistent diet, you should see your coral thriving in no time with small babies forming. For continued good health, calcium, strontium, and other trace elements should be added to the water.

Reproduction The Dendrophyllia coral reproduce by budding, forming tiny replicates of itself. Its possible to frag (fragment, or divide) a colony. Use a small Dremal tool to cut sections. However, try to minimise damage to the polyps themselves when fragging a specimen, initially separating them with a craft knife prior to dividing the colony.

$49.99 per polyp.

Aquacultured Aussie
Ruby Red & Mint Green Blastomussa Polyps

Blastomussa Wellsi
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Description: Aquacultured Ruby Red and Mint Green Aussie Blastomussa coral frags are the healthiest and hardiest on the market! The Blastomussa Wellsi coral is a Large Polyp Stony (LPS) coral with colorful fleshy polyps that extend from a calcareous skeleton. The Blastomussa coral is considered a good starter coral for new reef-keepers as it is a relatively undemanding coral.

Aquacultured: We aquaculture our own Aussie Blastomussa Wellsi here at Aquarium Creations, by starting with fragments of our Australia mother colonies. The Ruby Red and Mint Green Blastomussa Wellsi we ship you is many generations aquacultured. This is very important since aquacultured corals are hardier than wild-collected specimens and are without the potential to carry sea born infections, or disease to your tank. They have lived there entire life under aquarium lighting and with aquarium type water flow and movement.

Difficulty: Beginner level

Placement: Place Blastomussa on the bottom or lower portion of the tank. Being a peaceful coral, keep enough space between it and any stinging corals since it cannot defend itself.

Lighting & Flow Requirements: Blastomussa Wellsi naturally inhabit areas of lower water flow and this should be replicated in the reef tank. Lower to moderate lighting is best (if a Par meter is available a Par level from 30 to 100).

Food and Diet: The majority of nutritional requirements is taken care of through the symbiotic algae zooxanthellae hosted within their bodies via the algae's light driven process called photosynthesis. They also will benefit from weekly feedings of micro-plankton or foods designed for filter feeding coral and invertebrates. As always we recommend the addition of iodine and other trace elements to the water.


1 to 2 Polyps $35.00

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