Monday, August 13, 2007
Many people mistake some of the animal species in my tanks for plants.
Some of the similarities between the two, excuses these errors with no fault intended. Here are a few similarities.
A great many of the upper reef corals are sustained through photosynthesis. This process is carried out through an even smaller life form that lives within the coral.
Different propagation methods are the same in some plants as in saltwater animal life.
There are similarities in how we see them in regard to coloration, how we describe both as "branching", etc.
So don`t worry if you make a mistake, all reefers do. This animal, & many people would be fooled, looks like a flower, but it`s tentacles have a sticky substance on them that could put the Damsel fish in the background in peril if it was ever in proximity to it. These feelers have a substance with medicinal properties but many scientists seem to discount first hand accounts by reefers of reputation.
This "Ladies Night" presentation is to honor one of the Lifetime Achievement Award members, the lovely KINA.
At the header( love it) a pair of newcomers to my place. Go click the morning ritual.
And on Planet Earth, the Blue Dancer is doing 2 shows per night. (2 drink min.)
Have a nice day, & please stay cool. I understand the heat in most of the country is extreme. Please check on your elderly neighbors.