Live Rock at Perry’s Aquatic Centre!
I’ve just read that title back and it is somewhat ambiguous. Just to make myself perfectly clear – We have NOT got Aerosmith playing in the aquatic centre this weekend. (although that would be awesome) Joe Perry will not even be playing a unplugged acoustic session in the curing house.
No – What I’m referring to when say Live Rock is skeleton coral. Why does it make an excellent natural filteration system in an aquarium set-up? Here’s a video we made earlier that explain all… Walk this way…
Getting to Know Sea Anemones
Perhaps putting corals is one thing that makes an aquarium lovely, especially if you use a sea anemone. Anemones are actually animals that attach themselves to corals or even rocks. They have stinging cells and these things can paralyze small sea creatures. This is one good defense mechanism for these little babies. There are others who say that crabs and sea anemones share something close to a symbiotic relationship. This is because crabs will eat the small sea creatures that died from the sting and the anemones will eat the scraps of the crab.
Anyway, sea anemones look like flowers. This is why they are dubbed as sea flowers. They come in different colors and shapes and sometimes they may even look like green plants. This is why they are good in hunting because they are mistaken by other fish as harmless. The truth is, these things are predators and they are omnivorous. The hunting style of these creatures is to lie in wait for fish that will pass by and then sting them with their tentacles.
Most of the day, sea anemones are just anchored to rocks. They are considered to be great for starters or beginners for marine aquariums because they are not difficult to maintain. These things are not demanding and all you need to do as an owner is to make sure they get the right amount of food supply and lighting. These are the best things to get if you are serious in pursuing maintenance of marine aquariums. If these sea anemones will survive in your care, then you are ready to take more marine life into your hands.
Cure Live rock before putting it in an Aquarium