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Copepod

Common Name: Copepod. Scientific Name:  Copepoda. The Copapods are usualy sediment and rock dwellers and can be found in dark spots in and around live rock, they can be observed swimming…

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Button Polyps
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Button Polyps

Common Name: Button Polyps Scientific Name: Protopalythoa sp.   These polyps are very common hitchhiker corals in a reef aquarium. They come in a variety of colors, but are commonly…

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Fire Algae

Common Name: Fire Algae Scientific Name: Gracilaria Hayi   The fire algea grows in a tight symmetrical bush formation reaching sizes of 15-20 cm. The branches often look like a red flame. The coloration varies between…

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Blue Ball

Common Name: Blue Ball Scientific Name: Ochtodes Sp. Blue ball algea grows in a bush formation reaching sizes of 15-20 cm. It is one of only a handfull of purple-blue iridescent specimens available…

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Barnacles

Common Name: Barnacles  Scientific Name: Cirripedia   A barnacle is a type of arthropod constituting the infraclass Cirripedia in the subphylum Crustacea, and is hence related to crabs and lobsters. Barnacles are…

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Cactus algae , Halimeda

Common Name: Cactus algae , Halimeda. Scientific Name: Halimeda Incrassata.   Very similar to another cactus algea, Halimeda Opuntia, in size and form. Mature plants can grow as tall as 20 cm or so, but…

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Chondria

Common Name:  Chondria. Scientific Name: Chondria Sp.   This attractive red algae is highly variable in both color and composition and can grow to a size of 30 cm. It features fine,…

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Spaghetti Weed

Common Name: Spaghetti Weed Scientific Name:  Liagora Sp. Spaghetti Weed grows in clusters that can reach 25 cm in size. It has soft branches that are moderately calcified. Depending on the species,…

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