Friday, 23 December 2011

Native marine aquarium December 2011

I collected some more algae, rocks and top shells for my native marine aquarium yesterday as it was looking a bit bare. I think it looks great at the moment although I still want to collect some more anemones.
Tank set up. Lots of serrated wrack (Fucus serratus) that gives shelter for many animals and moves nicely in the strong flow that I have in my native marine aquarium.

Juvenile common hermit crab (Pagurus bernhardus) in a top shell (Gibbula sp.)

Native marine aquarium from the side

Macropodia sp. A spider crab that decorates itself with algae to camouflage itself.

Shanny resting

Asterina gibbosa Cusion star feeding on cyanobacteria growing on the glass. It's cardiac stomach is everted out of it's mouth to digest the food on the glass.