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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Hey guys! I just tried to get a picture of it but as soon as I go up to the tank they think they are getting fed so they stopped, but I swear my Leopard Wrasse was just cleaning my Sailfin Blenny. The Blenny was just hovering mid-water column while my female Leopard Wrasse was picking stuff off...
  2. Reefing Equipment
    So yesterday afternoon I was given a used 25 gallon tank. I was told that the white buildup was probably just salt, but might be calcium since it's been outside for a little while. It looks like this: And here you can clearly see just how cloudy it is. So, assuming this is calcium, would...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I added a mini carpet anemone yesterday to my small tank. I did this after installing all new LED lights to it. After adding the little red guy i put some food directly over him to fall on him. My pig of a skunk cleaner decided he will try to steal his food, eating all the food around the...
  4. Crustaceans
    We happened to see our Scarlet Skunk cleaner eating fish pellets from the surface of the water upside down. Looked so neat! I didn't know they could do this :)
  5. DIY Forum
    So yesterday I was scrambling to find a scraper for my new acrylic tank and I got a great idea. I had some 3/4 inch flex tube laying around from my overflow project and some pex tubing (I work construction). Took the 3/4 inch tube and cut it in half length wise (piece was about 2 inches long)...
  6. Crustaceans
    Hi everyone! I have a 55 gallon tank. Levels are all decent. Getting there at least. Here is what I have in my tank: Colony Polyp Red Mushroom Coral Xenia Coral 3 Peppermint Shrimp Cleaner Shrimp Arrow Crab Emerald Crab Blue Damselfish 2 Ocellaris Clownfish Green spotted Pufferfish Six Line...
  7. Photography Forum
    Pictures Taken with Iphone 1)Hermit finds a new shell. 2)cup coral 3)duncan coral side shot 4)Cleaner shrimp says hello You can see the rest of my tank in my signature
  8. Crustaceans
    Hello community! I'm in need of a cleaner shrimp or two in my 55gal. I use to have two peppermint Shrimp but they haven't appeared for about a month, even after turning over rocks, and i'm afraid the hermit crabs are to blame... Anyways, maybe you can answer my question. I need a cleaner...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Since I've started with marine tanks I was allways doing things I was told I won't be able to do. Every time someone told me that it can't be done I was trying extremely hard to do it and succeded every time. failure is not a option for me!!! Peacock mantis shrimp with fish = done it. Peacock...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so, Yesterday my cleaner shrimp shred it's outer layer of skin while I was out, when I got home I saw tiny yellow balls under her body. I was worried so I did some research and found out the where eggs! So I have a pregnant cleaner shrimp! But I only have and have ever had ONE cleaner shrimp...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    So 2 big things happened today. 1. One of my cleaner shrimp molted for the first time since I got the second cleaner. If any of you all breed shrimp you know this means mating time. Sure enough today i look at the one that molted and is organizing a big patch of green eggs under her back legs...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I came in from work today to see hermit crabs legs every where. I also noticed that the cleaner shrimp had a large red thing in its mouth. I then discovered it was a hermit crab:eek: :bigeek: Why has it turned on hermits??? Do they normally eat hermits??? WTH!!!
  13. Crustaceans
    Hello, I've had my tank set up since March.the cycle is done, therefore there is no amonia nor are there any nitrates. i have 25lbs EXTRA cured rocks, my perameters are good temp 78, SG 1.024, phosphate 0.2, nitrate less than 1. Everyone is looking heathy, everyone was eating. Yesterday a...
  14. Reef Fish
    I had a neon goby for at least a year then about a month ago... gone. dont no what happen but i know he was gone. he stayed in a spot for the whole year and was always there and i check the filters, floor incase he jumped and nothing. So i decided to try another. gone in 1 day. tried this...
  15. Crustaceans
    I have a 38 gallon reef with 40 pounds of sand with a yellow watchman goby and cleaner shrimp. I was wondering if I could add pistol shrimp of some kind and not have to worry about constant fighting.The cleaner shrimp is always at the top of the glass on one of my powerheads and at night he goes...
  16. Crustaceans
    This was one of the first guys in my tank. he was added after the cycle, since then i have added 2 clownfish. The other day i went out and bought an emerald crab and a bunch of hermit crabs. The cleaner shrimp seems to be very curious lately. he pokes at the emerald crab with his antennae and...
  17. Crustaceans
    okay, so i have heard mixed reviews about the coral banded shrimp, i've heard that it is not reef safe from some people and not a very good shrimp to keep at all, but some people seem to really like this shrimp and say it is reef safe. i haven't really done a lot of research on the skunk shrimp...
  18. Reef Fish
    I have had a neon goby for about a year and have want to get another one but not sure if i can keep 2 in the same tank. anyone have and idea/experiance with this? Would 2 in tank work or not? my tank by the way is a 90 gal reef tank.
  19. General Reef Discussion
    For the past couple of nights, I have noticed that one of my cleaner shrimp getting into my clams shell. It seems as if he is cleaning one specific area behind the clams mantel. Also, I have noticed that the mantel area the shrimp is cleaning is not completely coming out of the shell when the...
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