Mushroom Anemones in the genus Rhodactis are often kept in marine reef aquariums.
The Fungia coral, also known as plate coral, or sometimes mushroom coral is a large polyp stony coral often kept in reef aquariums.
Some time ago I wrote about the first bubble-tip anemone that I have ever owned.
Ricordea corallimorphs are the most colorful, and quite possibly some of the most beautiful mushroom anemones.
For some reason the coral Tubastraea micrantha is referred to in English as the black sun coral even though it is obviously green in color.
Time to show how much the coral frags have grown since the last update.
I have been posting updates on the growth of these coral frags.
Just a quick update about pieces of corals in my reef aquarium I have posted about recently.
The 2015 Coral Cutting Workshop by the Marine Aquarium Society of Toronto (MAST) was held last Wednesday on 11/February/2015 in the community center of the Armour Heights Public Library in Toronto.
The coral Montipora capricornis is a small polyped stony coral.
This is a photosynthetic gorgonian. Probably belonging to the species Muriceopsis flavida which is known as the purple feather gorgonian or purple brush gorgonian.
It was coral cutting workshop again at the Marine Aquarium Society of Toronto.
Cerianthus tube anemones are not photosynthetic. In fact they are not really anemones either but cousins of the true anemones.
Frogspawn corals are large-polyped stony corals whose needs are few. They are so named because they resemble actual frog eggs. I have acquired this specimen sort of “by accident” in a coral cutting workshop during a Marine Aquarium Society of … Continue reading
Aiptasia anemones are a common pest in reef aquariums. They will take over any free surface and likely kill other corals in the process.
This was my first bubble tip anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor). It had the most beautiful colors, a kind of metallic green with nice pink tips that really bubbled.
Dendrophyllia corals do not contain zooxanthellae and they do not require light to live.
Rock flower anemones are incredibly beautiful although somewhat expensive anemones. An article about flower anemones on the Reef Builders website.
December 11, 2013
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It is called a Lawnmower Blenny because it eats algae, but it also eats other fish food.
The pumping Xenia coral is a fascinating creature because for a long time nobody had any idea why it was constantly pumping.