Current Tank Inhabitants - Feb 2008

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  1. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    (Playing with camera again...;) )

    While my 125 gal may be considered a bit too heavily populated by some, despite so, it appears to be doing very well with current inhabitants. (Stays so by mature LR and regular water changes.)

    Is a very happy and busy tank.

    Territories are well established and respected. The Damsel "pack" holds down the far upper right of the tank. The Maroons the left.

    The shrimp goby defends whatever cavern he happens to be in any given day.

    All other fish pretty much wander where they will, except the two upper corners, with only the Coral Beauty being able to freely go in and out of defended space. ( She is, without question, the dominant fish in the tank!)

    Am pretty well fish and coraled up. Not much room for much else. Nor am I inclined to upset the current balance. (was really proud of self not coming home with a really cute Lawnmower Blenny I saw at LFS the other day! - just about a first for me...:p )

    Do need another skunk cleaner shrimp, and a pair of Harlequins which I lost due to recent overtemp...but that is about it.

    Please feel free to add your current critters to this thread...Would like to see what successful "combinations" others have come up with. (including pics - :curtain: )

    Scott
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    Aquarium Inhabitants - A/O February 2008





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    125 Gallon "All-Glass"





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    Yellow Tail Coris Wrasse
    (Coris gaimardi) ​
    (1) - Main Tank
    (added Dec '08 )​






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    Yellow Tailed Blue Damsel
    (Neopomacentrus azysros)
    (2) - Main Tank​






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    Maroon Clownfish
    (Premnas biaculeatus)
    (2) - Main Tank






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    Mandarin Dragonet - Spotted
    (Synchiropus picturatus)
    (1) - Main Tank






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    3 Striped Striped "Humbug" Damsel
    (Dascyllus aruanus)
    (2) - Main Tank








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    Pinkspotted Shrimp Goby
    (Cryptocentrus leptocephalus)
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    Yellow Tang
    (Zebrasoma flavescens)
    (1) - Main Tank






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    Coral Beauty
    (Centropyge bispinosus)
    (1) - Main Tank






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    Six Line Wrasse
    (Pseudocheilinus hexataenia)
    (1) - Main Tank






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    Bicolor Blenny
    (Ecsenius bicolor)
    (1) - Main Tank









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    Blue Neon Goby
    (Gobiosoma oceanops)
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    Blood Shrimp​
    (Lysmata debelius)
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    Banded Coral Shrimp​
    (Stenopus hispidus)
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    Misc Snail and Hermits​






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  3. karlas

    karlas Fire Goby

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    ya got quite the mix there , very nice tank though
     
  4. diggardens

    diggardens Feather Duster

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    I like the Coral Beauty...Nice tank
     
  5. lunatik_69

    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    Indeed Scott, that is a good looking tank. People will talk anyways, you might as well give them something to talk about:hehe:. My tank is something similar to yours, over loaded but stable. Kudos to you my fellow reefer.
     
  6. ReefSparky

    ReefSparky Super Moderator Staff Member

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  7. BaxterS80

    BaxterS80 Pajama Cardinal

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    As always, nice tank....8)
     
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  9. baugherb

    baugherb Giant Squid

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    Nice tank Omard.. YOU ROCK!!!!!
     
  10. superclouds

    superclouds Flamingo Tongue

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    Very nice, thanks for the pics and update!
     
  11. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    Coral beauty is one of the neatest (and prettiest) fish there is....

    From: FOTM - Coral Beauty - Oct '07


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    When adding my sixline to tank a few months ago (Mar 2007), my pack of damsels (2 black striped Humbug Dyclus, 2 blue yellow tail) immediately pounced upon it and began chasing it about tank. Whereupon my Coral Beauty, stepped in and fended them off the poor sixline. It would circle the new fish then chase off any of the damsels trying to approach it. The Coral Beauty did this for day or so until the damsels tired of their game.

    Exactly the same scenario happened again when I added my Flame Wrasse (Apr 2007). The Coral Beauty defended it till the damsels gave up.

    I did not tell anyone about this observation, thinking others would think I'm crazier then I already am. [​IMG]

    But this is God's truth...saw with my own eyes! :eek:

    But recent poster here, reported same event in his tank. (Guardian Angel?) ("sssnake")

    Got me wondering is this a characteristic of other Angels?...Could this be the reason someone named them "angels" in the first place way back when?

    I wonder what the innate instinct a fish could have for defending another species?

    Weird.

    Scott



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  12. aquaboy

    aquaboy Panda Puffer

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    Omard, my coral beauty is like a mirror image of yours. I was in the aptly named deathco a while back talking to a local reefer and he had this coral beauty in the back that was completely purple and very peaceful with all the other fish. He didnt want any noobs/ignorant people getting him. so he asked me if i would get him just so he would know that it would be living for more than 2 weeks. I love her now! she hides in an old clam shell from LFS for $1, and watches all bypassers while she greets them by coming out and showing her amazing blue and purple hues.


    Sorry to hear about your harlequins, i loved them too :D even though they werent mine.....:)