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12 hours ago, JoeyZac said:

Now we're talking.....................

 

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Neat little searobin. Great time of year to be collecting critters. 

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10 hours ago, ChumSlickJon said:

We had an ongoing thing with a local store, trading frags.  Most of what was in there was free.  That tank grew corals like crazy.

i've been doing that, except i have a hard time getting credit and it doesn't always seem to add up. there supposed to give me like 33% on any of my frags the sell, but i've probably given them 3 or 4 dozen frags and seen like $30 or $40 bucks in credit :why: 

 

probably half my fault too, i drop them off and don't go back for 3 months, so i've been trying to show up more regularly, but i end up buying stuff because the woman that gives the credit for frags isn't there on weekends :rolleyes: 

10 hours ago, Scallywag said:

Lol. That sucks. Purple firefish for $30!? Where the hell are you/she buying fish!?

 

That clown was like $8. He wiped out fish close to ten times that. 

its the aquarium center in blackwood. maybe it was $40, i forget, it was on sale, $10 or $15 off.

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23 mins ago, rocco said:

its the aquarium center in blackwood. maybe it was $40, i forget, it was on sale, $10 or $15 off.

I meant that it seems like a lot for one of those things. I never understood the appeal... They don't do anything. Them and Cardinals. They don't move. 

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21 mins ago, Blank Disc said:

Have you gotten the striper to feed yet? 

 

I haven't seen it, but at night, in the dark, there's a hell of a lot of surface splashing going on, and in the morning there's shrimp on the floor.  It ain't the Spot.  Either the Striper (my vote) or the Perch is hitting them from below once the lights go out.

 

At some point I'll catch them in the act.

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1 min ago, JoeyZac said:

 

I haven't seen it, but at night, in the dark, there's a hell of a lot of surface splashing going on, and in the morning there's shrimp on the floor.  It ain't the Spot.  Either the Striper (my vote) or the Perch is hitting them from below once the lights go out.

 

At some point I'll catch them in the act.

time to set up a camera. 

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Seriously, how sick are these things???  This is the bigger one, about 9 inches.

 

He's 2/3 on the gravel, and about 1/3 on the sand.  The part of him that matches the coral really well, with the spots, is on top and blended in.  The part of him that does not match as well on the sand, is buried under the sand, with a little bit of sand flicked up on top on the line, blending the transition.

 

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Hey Joey. Try this sometime. When they are hunkered down like that watch them go into total stealth. I had a long wooden dowel to move things around in our aquariums. I would take the dowel and poke it into the bottom about a foot in front of the flounder. His eyes would lock onto it. Then I would gently pick the dowel up out of the gravel and move it towards the flounder about an inch at a time. As I kept sticking it in the gravel and moving closer to the flounder it would eventually lock it's gill plate closed to go total stealth. Like it was holding it's breath. Move the dowel away and it started moving it's gills again. Move it back and it shut down again. One cool fish. 

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The crabs get no attention at all.  They're there to cleanup leftover food, but aside from that, no one even looks at them.

 

But look at this baby Blue Claw.  He was the usual dark green when I put him in the tank.  Now his shell is so light that in most areas it's actually see through.

 

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HOG CHOKAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

And it's a little one too.  Nice!!!

 

Now if I can just get it to eat.  I struggle with this species more than any other.

 

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Well, we're now in the time of year where there's going to be new stuff almost every day.  I'm already in a situation where 3 tanks is not enough.  The big Fluke (about 9 inches) is going to have to go I think, because it's big enough to hit the new Cracker, and I can't put the Cracker anywhere but in the big tank, or he'll eat everyone from the baby Fluke to the Sea Horse.  I can't trust the Flukes or the Cracker.

 

So, the Pipefish..............  Not sure if I got a girl/boy/mating thing going on, but one has turned as white as the coral, and the other thinks it's a Zebra.

 

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The Hake and Cracker (courtesy of Door Gunner) are still acclimating.  Pics of them later.

 

 

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Thanks for the offer, but I still have a 29, 30, 40 and 60 outside that I could bring into play if need be.

 

The issue is space inside the house for more tanks.

 

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