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Sun Coral, Turbastrea ssp.

TurbastreaIntroduction: With their large, intensely orange colored polyps it is no wonder that Sun Corals are among the most popular coral. Unfortunately, they have a low survival rate as their aquarium requirements are different than many other corals in the hobby.

Light Requirements: Turbastrea lack zooxanthellae and are not dependent on light for their survival. They will tolerate low to high light conditions so their placement should not be influenced by light intensity, but rather good water flow.

Galaxy coral, Galaxea ssp.

Galaxy coral Galaxea CoralIntroduction: Galaxea colonies can take many forms, including but not limited to plates, encrustations and branches. Tentacle colors range from green, pink and brown. The tips are normally bright white. They are perhaps best known for their ability to produce rather long sweeper tentacles and their potent sting which is capable of damaging nearby corals.

Coral Cat Shark, Atelomycterus marmoratus

Marbled Cat SharkIntroduction The Coral Cat Shark has a range from Pakistan to New Guinea, most of Asia, and Indonesia. They are commonly encountered in shallow water at night. Coral Cats are among the best suited sharks for the home aquarium, as they stay relatively small, attaining an adult size of 28 inches. A nocturnal predator, they hunt and prey on several types of benthic inverts and fish.

Snowflake Eel, Echidna nebulosa

Snowflake EelIntroduction The Snowflake Eel has a very large range and occurs from Hawaii southward to Australia, westward through the islands of the Indo-Pacific to the East Indies, and across the Indian Ocean to the coast of Africa. It is a medium size eel and reaches a maximum size of 3 feet. They are primarily nocturnal; feeding mostly on small fish and crustaceans.

Brown Banded Bamboo Shark, Chiloscyllium punctatum

Introduction The Brown Banded Bamboo Shark is a small to medium size shark native to the coral reefs of Japan, Australia, India and Indonesia. They are commonly found among stag horn and plating corals. They are primarily crepuscular, and are often observed during dusk and dawn. Brown Banded Bamboo Sharks grow to about 4 feet in length making them ideal candidates for the larger home aquarium. While 4 feet is still a rather large fish to keep in a home aquarium, they are still small in comparison to other sharks. They prey on small fish and crustaceans such as crabs, lobsters and shrimp. Generally, most imported specimens are reluctant to feed but will eventually give in.

Reef Aquarium

Reef aquariumIntroduction To many people, the thought of maintaining a reef aquarium is an impossibility. That may have been the case 15 years ago, but the truth is that you can keep a beautiful and thriving reef, provided you are willing to dedicate some time and a chunk of money. Over the last decade, there has be a great deal of advancement in the knowledge of the needs of corals.

White Spotted Bamboo Shark, Chiloscyllium plagiosum

 white spotted Bamboo sharkIntroduction The White Spotted Bamboo Shark is a small to medium size shark native to the coral reefs of Indonesia. They are commonly found among stag horn and plating corals. They are primarily crepuscular, and are often observed during dusk and dawn. White Spotted Bamboo Sharks grow to about 3-4 feet in length making them ideal candidates for the larger home aquarium. They prey on small fish and crustaceans such as crabs, lobsters and shrimp. Generally, most imported specimens are reluctant to feed but will eventually give in.