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briang 06-15-2009 11:31 PM

post a Natioal Geographic Moment
 
Anyone with a tank has witnessed some amazing event going on in there. A member from a different site,"swampy" witnessed a stomatella laying eggs and the fish had a feast. I love it when things like that happen. Anyone else witness anything amazing, weird or unusual? You can just tell us about it or if you have a pic., all the better. Here is mine. One night I shinned a light into my tank to see what was going on, here is a pic. of my hermit crab giving birth. She just lowered her body and all these little critters poured out. By the time I got my camera and took this shot, she was almost done. When she finished, I turned on the lights and there were many hundreds, if not a thousand of them swimming around and clouding the water. My fish had a field day.
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/h...crabby-2-3.jpg

onefish2fish 06-16-2009 12:42 AM

the hermit crab was molting and the critters you saw were pods, which are a natural food source in a tank.

anyways, cool shot though!

briang 06-16-2009 07:25 AM

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Originally Posted by onefish2fish (Post 205102)
the hermit crab was molting and the critters you saw were pods, which are a natural food source in a tank.

anyways, cool shot though!

I don't think so, I watched the whole thing and she didn't make any attempt to molt. They didn't swim like any pods that I have ever seen and a marine biologist from another site, said the eggs hatched. I have seen one of my other crabs molt an it wasn't anything like this. When she lifted her shell, she raised it and lowered it in a way that just pumped them out and when they were out she just re-adjusted her shell and went back to searching for food on the rocks.;-)


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