Description:Saltwater, fish-only tank decorated with fossil coral, conchs, and other misc. shells. Hope to try a reef tank one day (have the proper lights) but am happy with the current setup (my fish LOVE hiding/living in the shells). Also in the tank is a snowflake eel and he chooses the large conchs over his pipe home; the clowns fight over who gets which shell. Very entertaining after a stressful day at work.
Fish Kept:2 black fish (tautog), 1 niger trigger, 1 killie, 3 striped damsels, 3 domino damsels,4 sand dollars, and a few rock crabs that are well hidden I don't know how many I have because the blackfish keep eating them
About Yourself:We live in an apartment on the top floor of our building and originally wanted a cat or a dog but it just wasn't practical. Nowhere to run around outside and where would it poop? Kitty litter does NOT turn me on. Then we went to a friend's house party and we spent most of the night peering into their awesome reef aquarium rather than making conversation or interacting with any of the humans! We knew then, we had to get our own fish tank! They actually lent us their 20L tank to begin our reef love affair and two years later here we are still very much in love with the reef and all its creatures.
Fish Kept:clownfish, a damsel and a mimic tang
Corals/Plants:many! hammer, pipe organ, candy cane, elegance, heliofungia, stoney, star polyp and many coloured morphs
Advice:Don't muck around with a little tank in the beginning. Buy the biggest you can afford as it will be more forgiving of mistakes and you will no doubt want to upgrade in no time anyway!
Read books and online threads to get a wide range of opinions and knowledge before you buy and waste money or lose livestock. Be patient and enjoy the process of your little reef ecosystem evolving. Spend time getting to know your fish and other livestock so you know when they are sick. If they are left too long the ammonia they produce could have a disastrous effect on everything else in your tank.
Description:Coaxing the clownfish into their anemone.
Our clownfish are one year old today and they have never given any of the anemones in their tank a single thought! We got a tip from someone online who said they put their anemone in a small plastic bucket with the fish to introduce them for a couple of hours and then return them all slowly to the tank. Well what do you know..... it worked! She now doesn't go more than a couple of inches from the anemone unless she's feeding, then she sprints back to the safety of her home. Now 2 years old, i think she's obsessed with it! So amazing.