This page contains all the tank events from 1 July 2008 to 31 December
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Spotted a bristle worm in the tank this evening which, interestingly, was licking away at the underside of the surface of the water. Here's a slightly fuzzy video of it in action.
Our Sea Bunny has been eating and, well, doing the other thing as well.
Visited Totally Tropicals today and found they had a few Sea Hares, a form of nudibranch that grazes on algae rather than eating corals. These forms are apparently called Sea Bunnies because of their bunny ears.
Here's the Sea Bunny browsing.
While we were there, we also bought a pair of Blue Legged Hermit Crabs to help with our clean-up.
There is a sponge like creature that has been growing at the back of the tank pretty much since we set it up. It grows slowly and is difficult to photograph but has now spread quite widely so we thought it worth displaying here.
Our unfortunate Blue Linckia has now run out of arms and, left with one and a bit, is deceased. Long live the Blue Linckia.
On a more positive note, the Virgate Rabbitfish is now spotless.
A general update on the health of the invalids in the tank:
The Virgate Rabbitfish began to show a few more spots last week, though has since recovered a little (maybe through cleaner water and more regular feeding).
A small segment of Finger Leather Coral that is left seems to be sprouting a few handies, so has the potential to recover.
And finally the Blue Linckia that suffered an amputation seems to have suffered yet another amputation. It is now down to just three arms.
We've been a bit recalcitrant on the water changes recently and have experienced an increase in algal growth as a result. More interestingly, we went away for 6 days and on return found that the Finger Leather Coral or Pussy Coral had almost complete disappeared. Rather a dramatic change and probably not good for the tank water to have such a large item dissolve in it.
Also, one strand of the Caulifower Coral seems to have become bleached, though the rest of it remains healthy.
It's a little over four months since the Blue Linckia suffered its amputation and the wound has now closed up though we're not sure there's any sign of the leg growing back at all.
The Virgate Rabbitfish is showing a small darker-coloured mark on one of its sides. No other signs of ill health, though it is still being hassled by the Regal Tang. On a positive note, the Maroon Clownfish's mate is not showing any signs of ill-health in the absence of his partner.