Animal Stories - Aquarium Coral Reefs

Animal-World info on Crocea Clams
Animal Story on Crocea Clams
List Animal Stories on Crocea Clams
More info at Animal-World
Clarice Brough - 2011-04-13
I love crocea clams.

Click For Replies (1)
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-14
    You looked so ALONE there with no reply I just had to give you one. I am glad you like your clams and here's a hug.
Animal-World info on Dahlia Anemone
Animal Story on Dahlia Anemone
List Animal Stories on Dahlia Anemone
More info at Animal-World
sqwat - 2010-10-26
I was able to find one of these at a lfs and was so happy I did they are so beautiful. Best anemone for a micro tank since they stay small and don't need a heater. It is very fast eater I have never seen an anemone's head move so fast from one side to the other to eat. The tentacles are very sticky and I don't think a clown could ever use one. I have a lot of small shrimp in my tank and the tentacles are so sticky that if their antenna even touch them he will quickly turn his head and the shrimp is doomed. Also they are so fast when you add some pods in the tank his little ten tentacle tips just pick them of one by one the coolest thing ever to watch. The colors are so intense it is beautiful. If you get a chance to get one do so and set up a species only 5 gallon tank with maybe a kenya tree or some paly's do not pass up the chance to own one of these guys. You can add one in a nano or large tank to just make sure the placement is right because if he goes on the move he will not just sting but eat any corals that stick to his superglue tentacles. A must have for the serious anemone enthusiast but a very rare one to find in certain parts of the world if you live in england you can probably just find one at the lagoons.

Animal-World info on Leather Coral Facts
Animal Story on Leather Coral Facts
List Animal Stories on Leather Coral Facts
More info at Animal-World
mark - 2012-10-11
Do toad stools bleach. I have a real nice one losing his color. How do i correct it?

Click For Replies (1)
  • Clarice Brough - 2012-10-11
    Most of the time color changes in corals are related to the tank lighting, rather than coral bleaching. Coral bleaching is where there is a mass expulsion of zooxanthellae. Most likely your coral has zooxanthalle but not enough lighting, so you are losing color.
Animal-World info on Torch Coral
Animal Story on Torch Coral
List Animal Stories on Torch Coral
More info at Animal-World
sergio bazain - 2012-07-21
Love the torch but haven't had good luck with mine -  it won't expand like in the lfs. When I bought it I've moved it a few times and nothing my water parameters are good all my other corals are doing good. Don't know what to do anymore need some help?

Click For Replies (1)
  • Anonymous - 2012-09-30
    How much light do you have and have you tried feeding it directly with mysis or other filter feeding organisms?
Animal-World info on Purple Bush Sea Fan
Animal Story on Purple Bush Sea Fan
List Animal Stories on Purple Bush Sea Fan
More info at Animal-World
renee - 2009-08-24
I have had my purple with yellow flowers gorgonian like the one pictured for about 2 years. It is in excellent condition and has grown fantastic in halide lighting with a nice, moderate flow. It requires phytoplankton and a steady base. Most people sink these in the sand and they did. The base requires adheration to a rock, and preferably to the side, and it will do well in good lighting in a tank where phyto is fed.

Animal-World info on Blue Coral
Animal Story on Blue Coral
List Animal Stories on Blue Coral
More info at Animal-World
jacoc - 2011-03-19
"Its interior becomes blue due the coral's ability to extract iron from surrounding water into a blue salt that is deposited onto the skeleton."

Please in captivity where would this coral get iron from..?

Click For Replies (1)
  • Anonymous - 2011-06-24
    Although iron is not a commonly added nutrient like calcium and iodine, it can be maintained. Iron has been found to be particularly useful in aquariums with macroalgae, but could also be used by the blue coral if levels are kept high enough. You can read more about this at
Animal-World info on Pink-Tipped Anemone
Animal Story on Pink-Tipped Anemone
List Animal Stories on Pink-Tipped Anemone
More info at Animal-World
Adam Wuesthoff - 2012-05-18
We have a pink-tipped anemone at our business. I am not the one who takes care of the two tanks we have, however, I am trying to help find out what would cause it to move up the side of the tank, almost to the top. It almost looks as if it is upside down. We are not sure that there is even a problem. But if it is, then we would like to resolve it as quickly as possible. Thank you for any help that you could give us.

Click For Replies (2)
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-05-18
    They move all over the place. Not an issue.
Animal-World info on Metallic Blue Mushroom
Animal Story on Metallic Blue Mushroom
List Animal Stories on Metallic Blue Mushroom
More info at Animal-World
karl b. myers - 2012-09-08
Is a beautifal mushroom but does not thrive in well maintained reef aquarium

Animal-World info on Corky Sea Finger
Animal Story on Corky Sea Finger
List Animal Stories on Corky Sea Finger
More info at Animal-World
alaica parker - 2006-12-22
This is a very interesting coral and it is magnificent in my reef tank. It seems to be very easy to care for and it looks astonishing, it is one that I recommend for the home aquarium.

Animal-World info on Palm Tree Polyps
Animal Story on Palm Tree Polyps
List Animal Stories on Palm Tree Polyps
More info at Animal-World
ben - 2006-03-23
This is a weed in a well maintained reef, esp with metal halide. Not a good coral choice in my opinion. It can be nearly impossible to remove once it over grows the rock...and it will over grow. Stick with zooanthids, anthelia is ALMOST as bad. Xenia is a better choice, but it would be best to avoid all three.


About Animal-World

Animal-World offers animal pictures, videos, and animal information on all different types of pets and animals. Included are animals that are commonly kept as pets, exotic pets and wild animals. Check us out for information, education, and fun. We strive to aid in responsible pet ownership and an understanding of the importance of preserving and honoring our world and its inhabitants. Animal-World members and contributors are from all over the world. You too are invited to be an active participant in this community. Post your own personal pet stories, contribute pictures of your pets, and join the forums for pet and animal discussions.

Visit Animal-World