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 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 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...
The Foxface Fish

The Foxface Fish

The venomous Foxface Rabbitfish. Neither Fox Nor Rabbit The Foxface Rabbitfish, or Siganus vulpinus, is a reef species of fish with a very distinctive look beyond their flat, yellow bodies. Large, dark eyes, a mouth that looks similar to that of a rabbit’s, and a...