The Sea Clam

The Sea Clam

The hardy sea clam. Long-lived Mollusks Living on the sandy and muddy bottoms of oceans and freshwaters, the clam is one of the most interesting aquatic creatures. With over 15,000 known bivalve species, there is a mix of freshwater and saltwater clams, with most...
The Puffer Fish

The Puffer Fish

The Puffer Fish.  Deadly Delicacy Puffer fish, or Tetraodontidae, are most known for their ability to “puff” up into an inedible ball to defend against predators. They do this by inflating their stomachs with water, for the most part, and sometimes air. Not only do...
The Arowana Fish

The Arowana Fish

The Arowana Fish. The Dragon Fish Scientifically known as Scleropages formosus, the arowana fish is characterized by their elongated bodies which are covered in large scales. With an exaggerated, upturned mouth and an aggressive hunting style, these fish are more...
The Red Fire Shrimp

The Red Fire Shrimp

Tough little shrimp.  Fiery in Color and Personality The red fire shrimp, known scientifically as Lysmata debelius, is characterized by its blazing red color highlighted by bright white limbs and antennae. Beautiful additions to tanks, these fish also tend to be quite...
The Arrow Crab

The Arrow Crab

The aggressive arrow crab.  A Long-limbed Aggressor Known for their incredibly long, thin legs, the arrow crab, scientifically known as Stenorhynchus seticornis, actually gets its name from its triangular body, which is shaped like an arrowhead. While they’re...
The Banner Fish

The Banner Fish

The gentle banner fish.  A Poor Man’s Moorish Idol The longfin banner fish, otherwise known as the black and white heniochus (Heniochus acuminatus) is characterized by their flat, black and white striped body, yellow dorsal fin, and a long, white banner fin that...