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Bacterial Mulm

Common Name: Bacterial Mulm, Saltwater Mulm, Mulm or Detritus Scientific Name:  N/A Bacterial Mulm is usually noticed after tank maintenance or after handling or changing aquarium parts. It is a residue found…

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Sand Tunnels

Common Name: Sand Tunnels Scientific Name: None Sand tunnels are created by a variety of creatures in the aquarium, most commonly by various types of worms. These tunnels are considered…

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White Sponge

Common Name: White Sponge Scientific Name: Porifera Sponges are the simplest of multi-cellular animals. Sponges are covered with tiny pores which lead internally to a system of canals and eventually out to…

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Aquarist Hand

Common Name: Aquarist Hand, Tinkerer Aquarist Scientific Name:  Manus, Homo sapiens Fun Facts - Manus is Latin for hand The Aquarist hand is seen in every aquarium system in history. It comes in…

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Tunicate

Common Name: Tunicates, Sea Squirt Scientific Name: Tunicata Tunicates are a marine invertebrate.  They are marine filter feeders with a water-filled, sac-like body structure and two tubular openings, known as…

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Pineapple Sponge

Common Name: Pineapple Sponge Scientific Name: Porifera Sponges are the simplest of multi-cellular animals. This particular specimen looks like a pineapple, hence his name. Sponges are covered with tiny pores which…

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Sponges

Common Name: Sponges Scientific Name: Porifera Sponges are the simplest of multi-cellular animals. Sponges are covered with tiny pores which lead internally to a system of canals and eventually out to one…

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red slime algae, cyano

Common Name: red slime algae , cyano. Scientific Name: cyanobacteria. Red slime algae is actually not a "true" algae at all, but classified as a cyanobacteria, cyanobacteria are one of the oldest…

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