Invertebrates

Why You’ll Want to Add Mystery Snails to Your Aquarium

Mystery snails are a welcome addition to an aquarium. Colorful and community oriented, these crustaceans will clean up after themselves and tank mates.

The Bobbit Worm: Your Saltwater Tank’s Loch Ness Monster

Just when you thought it was safe to go back into your tank, your saltwater fish start disappearing! A devious worm may be at the center of this mystery.

Meet the Snail Assassin: Your Solution to Pest Snails

Got a snail problem you need taken care of? To take care of a snail problem, you need to send in an Assassin Snail, better known as Clea Helena!

Readers’ Picks: Top 12 Live Amano Shrimp Buys

Who knew that Amazon was a great place to buy live shrimp? From start to drop off, happy customers are reporting no casualties en route.

Go Green With the Emerald Crab

Crabs are a cool addition to an aquarium. And the Emerald Crab does more than add color - these invertebrates clean up after themselves.

The Benefits of Hermit Crabs in Your Aquarium

The hermit crab isn't just a pretty shell - this invertebrate likes to clean up after itself. Here's why you should let a hermit crab move into your tank.

Freshwater Clams: An Underutilized Invertebrate

Does your aquarium have a couple of clams? You need to add a few to your tank – these invertebrates are for more than just show. When you think about c…

Add Color to Your Tank With Freshwater Shrimp

Have you ever thought of adding freshwater shrimp to your aquarium? A wonderful addition to any tank, shrimp brighten and bring zest to a tank.

Are You Feelin’ Crabby?

Are you a tank owner who's always wanted to bring home a crab? If you're ready to jump into the world of crabs, take a pinch of our tested advice.

Confessions of a Tank Addict: YouTube Fish Fanatic Rachel O’Leary

The first step is admitting you have a problem. The second step is to set up a YouTube channel and record your tank obsession - just like Rachel O'Leary!

Don’t Clam Up: Open Your Tank to Clams

Clams could truly be the treasures of your saltwater aquarium. Available in a wide array of colors and sizes, clams can be the centerpiece of your tank.

Tips for Keeping Fiddler Crabs in Your Brackish Tank

Fiddler Crabs make a wonderful addition to a brackish tank. Easy to care for and fun to watch, here's what you need to know about the fiddler crab.

Top 5 Invertebrates to Hire For Your Freshwater Cleanup Crew

Taking care of your aquarium is hard work - you need to bring in some extra muscle! Here are 5 invertebrates that you want on your freshwater cleanup crew.

Aquarium Snails: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

What starts out as a small nuisance may end up becoming a "Snail Apocalypse!" Here's how these visitors get into your aquarium and what you can do about it.

Top 3 Marine Invertebrates for Beginners

You're getting creative with your tank, and you're thinking about adding invertebrates to the mix. If you're a beginner, start with these marine inverts.