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Spirorbid worms | Aquarium Friend or Foe?

If you’ve been following the FantaSEA blog for a while, you’ll know that there are plenty of critters out there that can show up in your aquarium uninvited. That’s why we’ve got the Aquarium Friend or Foe section! Today’s creature feature: spirorbid worms. Are they useful guests or unwanted pests? Keep reading for everything you … Read more

Stomatella Snail | Aquarium Friend or Foe?

If you’re an avid marine fishkeeper, you’ll know that live rock can contain a wide range of critters that might show their face over time. Some of these hitchhikers are considered unwanted visitors, while others are seen as neutral or even beneficial to your aquatic ecosystem. We get calls all the time asking about uninvited … Read more

7 Unwelcome Aquarium Hitchhikers

Bearded fireworm underwater photo

If you’re interested in setting up a reef aquarium, you probably have all kinds of amazing fish and invertebrates in mind that you would like to keep. But did you know that it’s pretty much inevitable to also end up with critters that you didn’t invite?  The stowaways that come with live rock are referred … Read more