Yesterday I went to a SW fish and supply store for the first time. I have never seen so many saltwater tanks in my life (I had seen 3 different SW tanks in person before that point)! I wanted to buy fish, but I know they can't live with the damsels, and I haven't had enough hands-on experience with Saltwater to call myself an intermediate (or maybe even a novice).
Anyway, I wanted to break my "reef-safe seal", but I decided not to. All those beautiful invertebrates that I knew going in weren't reef-safe. My mother was saying "Oh, that is pretty, get this shrimp", "but mom, I don't even know what kind of shrimp that is." or my sister saying,"Wow, what a small,
cute eel. You should get it.","I don't even know what kind of eel that is! There aren't alot of those that work well in a 30g tank." and on and on...
Anyway, I purposely didn't get any fish because I am still working with my damsels. I did, however get invertebrates just like I planned. Well, almost. I got a Turbo Snail ($2.50) and the invertebrate I wanted the most (from there), a Dwarf Blue-Leg Hermit Crab! It is SO cute!
Here is a pic of the little guy. He is kinda hard to see, but he has blue legs with orange joints, 2 big black and white claws, and I didn't get its eyes in the picture, but they are 2 cute black eyes that "stick out of his head".
Such a cute little guy. I haven't seen it since about 20 minutes after I put it in the tank. It was climbing the Live Rock really fast. It was an impressive sight to see that little hermit crab racing up to the top of LR, and then racing side-ways across the LR. He is one of the most interesting invertebrates I have gotten. Such a cute little guy!