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Tropical Fish Word of the Day: Zooxanthellae

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Zooxanthellae: (n.) Zooxanthellae is symbiotic brown algae that live within coral tissue. Bright lighting in reef tanks is needed to keep these photosynthetic algae alive. And these algae, in turn, provide supplemental energy (through sugars) to their coral hosts.

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