Tip of the Day – 7/3/2013


Marine invertebrates come in a huge variety of shapes, sizes, and functions. Most of them fall into two categories for aquarium use, being either a functional part of the cleanup crew or just as an accent piece. Either way, it’s crucially important to know just what your invertebrate needs to thrive. For example, clams are photosynthetic and need plenty of sunlight, among other things. Sponges, on the other hand, are excellent filter feeders and don’t require very much light, but you may need to feed the aquarium rather heavily. Unfortunately, far to many people purchase invertebrates that have no business being in captivity, as their diets are far too specialize to recreate in captivity.


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  • Al Ulrich

    it is SO IMPORTANT to make sure to research your invertebrate before purchasing it. It can be so hard, sometimes, to resist that spontaneous purchase–but it’s much better to ‘miss out’ on that rare gem than to bring home something that doesn’t stand a chance in your tank. kudos to you for posting.