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Old 01-22-2013, 11:14 AM   #1
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Need fun and interesting facts about saltwater aquariums

My son is 5years old, and he wants to do a presentation to his class about our aquarium. I need some interesting factoids that he can tell his class. Please bear in mind the age of the audience. He'll be doing a presentation with several color pictures of our aquarium. The inhabitants are:
1. Midas blenny
2. False clownfish
3. Pigmy cherub angel
4. Royal Gramma
5. 6 line wrasse
6. Yasha goby + pistol shrimp
7. Fire shrimp
8. Some turbo snails, narcissus snails, and some hermit crabs
9. Crosea clam

For coral I have:
1. Green acans
2. Pulsating xenias
3. Frogspawn
4. Torch coral
5. Purple hammer coral
6. Purple bubble coral
7. Button coral
8. Duncan coral
9. Green zoas
9. Some mushrooms + ricordeas

The only interesting facts that I know are:
1. Clownfish are not born male or female, but become a boy or girl later on in life.
2. Corals are more considered to be more animal than plant.

Thanks for your help.

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Old 01-22-2013, 11:45 AM   #2
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Fire shrimp is a cleaner shrimp so he is kinda like the fishes tooth brush

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Old 01-22-2013, 12:04 PM   #3
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Clownfish are actually born male and the dominant fish in the group becomes a female. I know your sons "audience" is a bit young to grasp this one but some zoas contain the second most potent toxin called palytoxin which has the means to kill in large enough doses. They may also be interested in the fact that most corals are actually made up of many tiny animals who together build a single calcium structure for them all too inhabit almost like a mini hotel lol.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:23 PM   #4
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Easy one there the partnership of goby and shrimp
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:36 PM   #5
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The midas blenny changes colors based on its mood. They get dark at night or when scared or hiding, bright yellow when happy, and mine looks kinda peach-ish when eating.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:09 PM   #6
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The pistol shrimp doesn't actually have a 'pistol' or shoot anything but claps his claw together very quickly which makes the sound.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:28 PM   #7
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The Great Barrier Reef is the only living structure viewable from space. Kids might find that interesting. 1,600 miles long.
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Clean up crews eat fish poop. I mean come on, you can talk about poo!!!
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:42 PM   #9
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Fined-tuned team work: corals are animals that house tiny plant-like lifeforms (zooxanthellae) in them.

The tiny plant-like lifeforms provide the corals with energy which they derive from light and grant them spectacular colors.

In exchange, the corals provide these lifeforms with a safe home and shelter.
Rift Lake and Reef tanks.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:46 PM   #10
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Most of the color of corals is not actually the color of the coral itself, but of the algea that lives in the tisses of the coral.

It's always about that time.....
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