Every Reef Aquarium
needs an assortment of invertebrates such as crabs,
sponges, shrimps, clams, and marine snails. They're interesting, comical, colorful, and perform
useful functions in saltwater, marine, and reef
aquariums. Click on a picture below to shop for
that type of invertebrate.
Long Tentacle Anemone has purple tentacles.
The Long Tentacle Anemone prefers to
be kept on fine substrate. Click
to buy an Anemone
your Saltwater Reef Aquarium.
While some crabs are considered to be
the bane of a reef tank's existence,
the right ornamental crab in an appropriate
set-up can make a stunning display.
a Crab for your Saltwater
Some hobbyists consider sea cucumbers
to be essential clean up crew members
for a reef tank with a deep sand bed.
to buy an Aquarium Cucumber
These marine segmented, tube-bearing
worms, are generally hardy and attach
themselves to either a rock or in the
a Feather Duster for your Saltwater
When matched with larger tankmates,
lobsters make very interesting additions
to the reef or fish only aquarium.
a Lobster for your Saltwater Aquarium.
Scallops All of
these filter-feeding bivalves have a
two-part shell, and while many hobbyists
overlook them, they can make excellent
additions to a marine aquarium.
a Scallop for your Saltwater Aquarium.
Sea Slugs Known
to be somewhat delicate, sea slugs can
serve a very important function in the
a Sea Slug for your Saltwater Aquarium.
Ornamental shrimp can be excellent additions
to any reef tank set-up.
a Shrimp for your Saltwater Aquariums.
Snails perform critical cleaning functions
in marine tanks, but they can also be
colorful and interesting additions to
a reef or non-reef display. Many are
hardy and long-lived.
to buy a Snail for your Saltwater Aquarium.
delicate animals only appropriate for
the advanced aquarist, today several
hardy marine sponges are available in
the hobby. Click
a Sponge for your Saltwater Aquarium.
are not fish, but they are synonymous
with many people's perception of the
typical marine environment. Click
a Starfish for your Saltwater Aquarium.
These echinoids have no arms like their
starfish relatives, instead they have
spines. Most eat green and brown algae
and many will even eat coralline algae.
an Urchin for your Saltwater Aquarium.
to shop online for
many types of Invertebrates for saltwater, marine,
and reef aquariums.
to listen to a Special
Pet Fish Interview hosted by The Bailey
Brothers about How to Start a Saltwater
Aquarium, including comments about Invertebrates
plus many other tips for a successful
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