So my lfs got in a shipment of peppermint shrimp. My wife saw them and thought they were cool how they hung on the bottom of the rock and just sway back and forth. So I bought three. Get home acclimate them, fresh water dip them ect ect. I scoop the three of them up and put them in the tank, and...
Hey all! I'm new to this forum and I have a problem in my tank. I have 8 peppermint shrimps in my 55g. They did a fantastic job clearing up my Aptasia... but it seems that my tank ran out of food for those guys and they are eating my hammer and frogspawn. My hammer is gone now, but I still wanna...
So the first 5 items I bought for my new tank are different coral colonies on pieces of live rock (Keep in mind that i am a total dummy about coral). 2 days ago I decide I'm going to try and ID all of my corals ... yep you guessed it ... 4 of the 5 rocks has either majano or aiptasia on it (I...
okay. i hear that copperband butterfly fish do not fair well in aquariums. my question is why?
also the long nose and copperband eat crustations and such. is there anything else they go after?
i did some looking up on it on live aquaria and don't understand what makes it difficult to keep...
My name is Brian ( i just found the website..glad it is here!!!) I have a 40 Long tank with LOTS of live rock. I have 1 percula clown, 1 coral banded shrimp, 2 peppermint shrimps, 1 blue damsel, 1 yellow tail damsel, 2 black and white damsels, and lots of hermits and snails.
I have been...
I have a small 2" Raccoon butterfly fish to trade or sell.
+ It will eat any and all nuisance anemones (aptasia/mojano).
+ also great color and plays well with other fish.
- It will eat All LPS and Anemones you want to keep:doh:
Best for FOWLR tanks.
I skimmed through a book on saltwater inverts today at work and it said that blue legged hermit crabs can disturb corals and even steal food from them and possibly have a fatal effect on them! I have four blue legged hermit crabs so far. It also said that there should be only one per 10 gallons...
Just here @ work, waiting for the clock to tick away to "go home" time, so I can start my long weekend (a actual weekend for a change:dance:)
Starting this morning, i'm off til Tuesday day shift :beer:.
W/C's today , and prob other chores lined up.
Hope everyone has a...
I brought home a really cool orange tube anemone (Cerianthus membranaceus I believe) on Saturday afternoon. It looked great in the LFS tank and acted healthy when they bagged it. It did not have a tube (which is common when they are collected I hear) so I placed a 2" piece of PVC in the sand and...
I'm going about this a bit differently
This tank was set up in 10-05 and redone for the nano build off last year.
Tank is a 5.5 g AGA with custom stand and canopy, HOB filter for flow
I DON'T LIKE IT!! No matter what I do I'm not happy with how it turns out.
During this build off it's...
I have been reading alittle on these hawkfish. Does any have one, or had one in the past?? where ever i read on them, they really never state if they are reef safe or not. I know most hawkfish are shrimp eaters and etc. how bout the geo pygmy hawk?? anyone know?
My peppermint shrimp are punks.
they are scared of aptasia.
Avoid it like the plague.
Well let me give them time
they have only been in the tank for 24 hours.
They are in my sump and they actually run when they accidentally touch one.
Is this normal.
I guess i will have to go get some...
OK, its been a while, but I wanted to make a selection to what I might or can get and not just leave it up to everyone else :read:
I located what I can with the free time which was available to me for I need now to move to the next step and make a fish selection for which SPS corals will be...
I've had my tank set up for several months and I have a whole bunch of these brown things with tantacles growing all over the place. I've heard they can sting my fish and hurt my other corals. I've been holding off putting in new corals as I don't want to loose them. How do I get rid of these...
this morning i added a 2" bubble tip anemone that looks very healthy. it started to open up and those pesky lil peppermint shrimps ran over to it and are picking at it like crazy. the anemone is bothered and closing up.
the shrimp then leave but when the anemone opens back up again the shrimp...
I was wondering if you can have more than one cleaner shrimp? I have a 150 with 30 gallon sump with one very shy cleaner shrimp. I was thinking about adding another but I dont want to if they are going to fight or kill each other?
I've had the green star polyp for about a month now. The other day I noticed a bald spot, didn't think much about it. Today I noticed the bald spot move, so I took a look and there is something weird in it. Anyone know what it is? Should I pull it out with tweezers or something, I don't like the...
Any body know what this is? It came in on some Zoanthids and is stuck to the glass. I have counted at least 20 arms(?). He looks like he is just stuck to the glass cleaning it. Window cleaner might be a good name.
I made a huge mistake by buying 3 camel shrimp now Im not sure how to get them out...they have ate almost all my zoos and starting eating on a lps I have>>>>>how can I get these shrimp out....A word of advice If you have any coral don't put camel shrimp in with them!!!!!!!!!!!!!:doh: :doh: :doh: