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The red ogo is struggling. I hear they are nutrients hogs so maybe just too early. My pom pom is red and seems to be doing good. Pods all over the sand and rocks. It's exciting to see some life in there. I am going to look at Petco for some hermits maybe a few snails. Then PetSmart to look for a trio of mollies to put in there. They can ride the waves for a bit to help build nutrients.saltwater60 said:Red algae is tough to keep long term honestly.
mid really be curious to see how you do keeping algae and if you find it worth the effort. I’ve always largely thought it’s just easier to buy sheets maybe not as fun. I truly wish you the best of luck with growing the algae as I think saltwater algae is really cool looking.
saltwater60 said:Those are some neat colored clowns.
Yes black snowflakes. They are definitely interesting to watch. Amazing how calm the male is and the female is a nut job.Marsh980 said:Looking great mate.
What type of Goby is that? I might be getting one similar (well it looks similar). Do you know if that's a 'sand spitter' as I'm going to avoid them as I really don't want to be continuously brushing sand off my sand bed corals and rocks.
Aren't all females..... yes i said it as i check that my wife isn't looking over my shoulder haha.Rcslade124 said:Yes black snowflakes. They are definitely interesting to watch. Amazing how calm the male is and the female is a nut job.
I'm pretty sure it's a diamond watchman goby. I was hoping for a sand sifters but pretty sure it isn't. It found a spot under a rock and just sits there all day and night.
Fingers crossed it’s just a rock mark but keep us updated.Rcslade124 said:So here goes to planning. Royal Gramma has a spot on his tail. Could be a injury since he likes to hide inside of the rock. Keep up with feeding well. Live brine quality flake and frozen mysis. Will look out for more spots. Should've waited to qt but too late now
Its strange, they're not bothered about live food other than what a few of them pick off the rocks and sand bed. I suppose I should be pleased as I don't have a refugium or anywhere to breed my own. Currently my tank inhabitants only get frozen food, algae pellets and soon nori sheets. I add live copepods to the tank regularly so they might be getting eaten by my smaller fish and inverts.Rcslade124 said:That sucks they spit them out. Easy live meal. I feed my brine a couple drops of phytoplankton make sure nutritional.
First snail rescue this morning. Seen it on my overflow box. Thought I could get him down. Nope he went down the main drain clogged on 5he gate valve. Had to open it up and get him to fall down. Then had to disassemble both main drains to get in their compartment. There went my 30 minutes of watching this am.
So far so good with the royal Gramma. Still one spot and eating so fingers crossed. Already know I am managing the disease.
Lastly for the morning I am thinking about starting a white worms in a container to versify the food options and slowly work flakes down. Even though the flakes are quality flakes I want to get to more live food. Will also start collecting vitamins and make my own foods.