I recently took a trip to the San Diego/Carlsbad, CA area to visit family and had the opportunity to explore local marine life. The eastern Pacific along the California coast is pretty cold (50-60F if memory serves) so I was curious as to what kind of critters I'd find. I managed to convince my...
I bought a big blue pom pom Xenia rock a few weeks ago. I moved the rock a couple days ago. I noticed it was not looking as good as when I put it in the tank. Tonight I was cleaning the tank, doing water change, and found this on the glass. I believe it is a Phyllodesmium rudmani. It looks just...
Byropsis Eating Sea Slug plus Crabs and Snails
I have too large of a clean up crew. So I am selling them for cheap.
Emerald Crabs $6
Astraea and Nerite Snails 2 for $3
Dwarf Cerith Snails 5 for $2
Blue Leg Hermits 2 for $3
Lettuce Sea Slug to a good home $15
(Will destroy Bryopsis)
I want to get some critters to round out my clean up crew and there is a deal on liveaquaria for a clean up crew with free shipping, but you have to buy $60+ worth of stuff and I only need $20-30 worth of inverts. Does anyone want to buy the rest of the stuff from me so we can both get a good...
have a small issue with hydroids. They seem to be decreasing in numbers over the past two weeks. Having never had them before I read up and found that the kind I have are common. Just kind of ugly on the glass. I found this pic online of the kind it looks like I have. There pretty small I am...
What kind of crab is this and do i need to worry about anything in the tank with it?
Also is it known for them to have feather dusters grow in the cracks and holes in its shell? You can kinda see what im talking about right above the shell in this pic
Also what kind cucumber do i have?
I found a black nudibranch in my sump>
Are these things reef safe?
Can they multiply if there is only one.
I also found a colonstia snail which looked like a sundial, but with red - brown stripes. Is this also reef safe?
I am having a problem with my tank it started with an excess of red algea that covered all my rock and sand. did a water change and sucked that out as best i could. Now I have hair algea and something slimy in the water that is causing my fish to suffocate. HELP!!!!
It can't swim and is carried by currents of the ocean. They have nematocysts and can sting like jellyfish. Although not really practical for the home aquarium because well it can't swim, stings, and ONLY floats on the surface partially exposed to the air. Not 100% sure it can sting a human...
I have a Derasa clam that has a few Aiptasia on the inside of his shell. Right where the mantle comes out. So I can not get to them while he is closed. They are keeping him from fully extending his mantle. Any thoughts, tips and help would be greatly appreciated.
Today I stopped up at one of my local stores and came home with a new fish and zoa frag. The fish I acclimated and then headed out for a while. Once i got home I went to dip the coral before putting it in the main tank. I always dip new coral in SeaChem Reef Dip, glad I didn't skip this step...
Found somthing in my sump just now, looks like a white cheddar cheeto.. has a mouth on the one end no legs. looks like its coverd in slime. Its just stuck to the glass. Anyone have ANY clue at all to what this could be?
ok so today i came home from school and i turn on my lights on my BC29 and this is what i see
i have no idea what is it. my first thought was some sort of sea slug? sorry for the blurry pics i tried to get them as quickly as i could since he was making a quick escape to a hole in my rock.
I found a baby green sea slug that hitched a ride into my tank! It is about a 1/2 inch long! It is so cute! I have been reading up on them a little and discovered that they are hard to keep alive and when they die they can pollute your tank. I hope that is not true. I haven't been able to...
Any Idea what could be happening to my sea slugs? I have lost 3 in the last week. I have sufficient algae. My water levels are great, My tank has been up and running since last June 07. Do Hermit or emerald crabs attack and eat sea slugs... What about a large Coral banded shrimp??? Thanks for...