Giant Clam – One of the largest marine invertebrates in existence, giant clams are charismatic with impressive facades. As their numbers are rapidly decreasing, the featured Giant Clam will be an important and intriguing addition to the aquarium.
These hearty creatures play a pivotal role the health of the reef as they eat macroalgae and keep the coral free from algae. They are also wildly interactive and will be a great hands-on addition for visitors!
Brittle stars, and most other echinoderms, can perform a behavior called autonomy, or the voluntary loss of a limb as an escape method when in the grips of a predator. This helps them get away when a predator has one of their arms in its grasp. It can then later on regrow that arm and have full, unhindered use of it.
Cleaner Wrasse- Cleaner wrasse remove parasites from the surface of other fish. This has been documented to not only keep the other fish healthy and parasite free, but has also been seen to reduce stress of those fish.
Also: Lamarck’s Angelfish, Scissortail Goby, Starry Blenny, Mini Blenny, Green Mandarin, Dispar Anthias, and Purple Firefish