April 2012 archive

Powder Blue Tang

We have dubbed him “Baby Blue”!!! Rather an expensive fish, we could only afford a smallish sized one at about 3″. The Blue tang, “Dory”, didn’t react very much to the new fish. I’m assuming because Dory is about 5″ in size now. Baby blue looked right at home, swimming around and grazing on algae …

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Water Change

Conducted another routine water change. I think it’s a good time to do one since the application of aiptasia x. The aiptasia is definitely dead. The aiptasia I had trouble reaching or that were down facing on the rock so the aiptasia-x ran down off the aiptasia, seam to have recovered and continued to grow. …

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Green Mandarin

I am sorry to report that the Green Mandarin is dead! Woke up this morning and he was floating in the back of the tank. The only conclusion I can come up with is it ate some of those copepods that got doused with aiptasia x and must have poisoned it. 🙁

Aiptasia-X

I finally decided to try a different approach to my growing aiptasia…problem. I wouldn’t really call it a problem because they haven’t done any harm yet to anything. They’re just all over the place, and seam to appear in new places over an afternoon! A few are really large, an oral disk about 1″ across. …

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Water Change

Routine water change today. Everything looks to be in good condition. Xena is growing good. SPS showing good growth. Both anemones looking healthy in full bloom. I tried feeding the both anemones yesterday, the first time since the split. Both anemones took food quick! I’ve decided to keep the calcium reactor offline indefinitely. The PH …

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Baby Anemone Update

The couple days just after the split the baby anemone didn’t move much, just hopping over to an adjacent rock. But now the baby anemone is on the full move! It clearly seams like it’s trying to learn all over what and where in the tank it can and can not go. I’ve tried a …

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