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Old 06-11-2013, 06:55 AM   #51
 
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My son was dying for Nemo, and since he rules the roost around here, what Gio says goes. I picked up two Ocellaris Clownfish, a Tiger Goby and a Fiddler Crab this weekend.

The Clowns:
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The Tiger Goby:
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The Fiddler Crab:
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One of the clowns must have been stressed during the transition. He looked fine at the fish store, was eating and swimming with no problem. I thought he acclimated fine (I did a 1/2 hour drip acc) and was swimming around looking happy as a clam when I finally put him in the tank. Last night I noticed that he has a little tail damage (the rays are still intact, but much of the fin itself is gone); I am not sure if it is damage or fin rot. I will keep a close eye on it and put him in a Q tank (I have a six gallon acrylic tank that is my next project: Eco Pico! A completely solar powered frag tank. I won't medicate, but can use hyposalinity if need be) if he starts showing more degredation. It hasn't subsided anymore than it was originally, so I am keeping my fingers crossed...

The Tiger Goby (hard to see in the pic) is one awesome fish. Hides in the rocks and is a little skittish, but looks like a real personable fish. My wife named him "Tigger" (she is a Disney fanatic). I can't wait until he is absolutely comfortable and makes more appearances...

The Fiddler Crab (also hard to see) seems to be sticking put in one place, in that spot in the picture. I know that crabs have a tendency to hide, so I might not be seeing that much of him anyway. My wife really wanted this one, so I caved and got this instead of the shrimp...

In the next week or so I will go back and get a Cleaner Shrimp, a few more snails and a couple of Dottybacks or a small wrasse. I am almost done stocking with fish and inverts, and will start looking at coral for the tank next month...
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:00 AM   #52
 
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Wow, your fish looks incredible!!!!
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:18 AM   #53
 
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Wow, your fish looks incredible!!!!

Thanks!

Still having a hard time getting a good pic of the Tiger Goby. He is a quick little thing!

Here are a few of the crab, and a frogspawn that my buddy doesn't want to take care of:

Crabby:
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Frogspawn:
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:20 AM   #54
 
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Nice green hammer,talk about a score. One of the nicer euphylias in my opinion.Remeber that they will decimate things around them except other euphylia species.
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:30 AM   #55
 
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Nice green hammer,talk about a score. One of the nicer euphylias in my opinion.Remeber that they will decimate things around them except other euphylia species.
You know, he told me it was a frogspawn but now that you say hammer... I think that is what it is. It is a nice specimen regardless and I can't wait until it starts really sprouting!

Here's another shot of the fiddler being social:
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And the Tiger Goby, not as camera shy:
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:38 AM   #56
 
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Well, the tribulations of saltwater.

The clowns did great from being put in the tank until yesterday. The smaller one did have some tail damage, but it never got any worse and I felt like it was starting to regrow. I came home last night from work and the smaller clown had passed and was being picked apart by a crab, and the larger one was listing, almost upside down and breathing erratically. Before the end of the night I had to euthanize him. If he were infected, I couldn't have him release whatever killed him into the tank when he passed on.

:(

I know that marine creatures are sensitive, and I have had fish die before getting them home, after acclimating them, two weeks after introducing them or even a few months after they settle in. I have never had a pair of fish die on the same day without showing any outward signs of disease or infection though.

I will keep an eye on everyone else. Right now it is some crabs, some snails and the Tiger Goby. I was hoping to add some shrimp and coral this weekend, but this setback has made me reconsider that. I should probably wait until I know that infection is still not lingering in my tank....
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:07 PM   #57
 
How is the tank coming along? Any updates or additions since the loss?
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:29 PM   #58
 
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Just found this project while skimming through the forums, any updates? It's been a while since the last update here... :)
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:05 PM   #59
 
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Oh no! I don't know how this journal fell off my radar! I missed so much!

The tank looks so BEAUTIFUL! *dances* I'm all shiny-eyed from all those pretty piccies!
I'm in love with your Goby, and am very excited to hear that you have crabs. ;)
. . . so sorry about your beautiful Nemos :( I hope everything was okay after that. . .


I agree with Reese - even if I'm just now getting caught-up, it's time for an update!!!
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:38 PM   #60
 
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Just took a read through this thread, it's so FASCINATING how many things come to live in our aquariums...all on their own, it seems! All the nano life is absolutely riveting.

Hope there are more updates to come on this thread!
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