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Reef Safe Invertebrates in Saltwater Aquarium


Saltwater Aquarium Invertebrates

Not all  Saltwater Aquarium Invertebrates are 100% reef safe . Many  Invertebrates will tear up corals, consume fish so  obviously care must be taken to choose .  I can find all them in Saltwater Aquarium fish store near me and they are will be a good fit with your corals.  There are renegades in any species, so if your new tank critter doesn't work out, remove it before it can do serious damage

There are many marine shrimps, they are colorful and harmless  in saltwater aquariums
Shrimp are entertaining additions, most of them  are nocturnal crustaceans that are reclusive, primarily scavengers, shrimps come out at night to eat most any type of foods. 

Pacific cleaner shrimp 
The most popular of aquarium shrimps. they clean parasites and debris  off your marine fish.  

Coral banded shrimp 
This beautiful and entertaining shrimp is not only reef-safe but also known  to actively clean fish when presented with parasites. Coral banded shrimp  gets along well with most fish and invertebrates in an aquarium.  

Peppermint shrimp  
This is a nocturnal and reclusive Caribbean shrimp that stays hidden.
The bonus with the Peppermint Shrimp is they eat pesky unwanted aiptasia anemones

Emerald Crab

Almost exclusively considered to be scavengers, eating almost anything in their paths including  uneaten food, detritus and rotting substances (i.e., dead fish) and can be beneficial in an aquarium.

Dwarf Blue Leg Hermit Crab 
they spend all of their time crawling over the rocks and substrate in your tank. Interesting to watch it eats all kinds of algae, including green hair algae, red slime algae, detritus, uneaten food, and dead critters

Marine snails  spend their time on the rocks and glass in your tank  , sucking algae off of everything as they slide along. 
They  are terrific little scavengers, gobbling up  uneaten food, detritus, fish waste, and decaying organics . 

Turbo snail 
This large snail is a super algae grazer. It also  also consume hair algae off the live rock and aquarium glass.  

Cerith snail 
This tiny little guy has a huge appetite for detritus, fish food, fish waste, and algae.  

Bubble Tip Anemone

The Bubble Tip Anemone is a wonderful addition. It’s gorgeous reef safe fish loves to call it home. Interesting to watch frisky clownfish dart in and out of it.

Flame Scallop 
The Flame Scallop is a reef tank safe bivalve which does not threaten any other occupant in a saltwater aquarium.  

Feather Duster

A relative of the earth worm but much more beautiful. This filter feeder can help add a bit of diversity to any reef tank.


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