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Decommissioning stress

Phew, finally got around to getting the Sand Wrasse out of the 600 litre system and I’m now just left with enough water to cycle the live rock. What a nightmare though. The Wrasse just wouldn’t play ball. I ended up getting about half the sand out of the bottom with a net to find the little bugger. Very murky and smelly tank ensued. It looked very upset in the bag ¬†whilst acclimatising to the new tank (the shallow lagoon). Perked up after a while though but went and sulked behind a rock when I let it out. It did eventually start to check out its new surroundings and all was good until the Tang took a sudden dislike to its new housemate. Ahh stress. Poor Wrasse has not been seen since. I think … Read entire article »

Filed under: 600ltr Mixed Reef, Seagrass Lagoon Biotope

The First Fish!

Breaking news – I have my first fish! Woohoo. Over the last few months I’d pretty much settled on getting a Leopard Wrasse at some point. They fit the bill – peaceful and will usually even coexist with conspecifics unlike a lot of other Wrasse. The main issue for me was their dislike of QT tanks so I decided that as I had no stock in my display I’d introduce one directly to my tank and effectively QT it there. Went to a LFS to help my mate choose some trops on Saturday and fell in love with a Black Leopard Wrasse (had to check the Marine stock out, as you do). I’ve never seen the black variant for sale and it was just cracking. I didn’t buy it there and then … Read entire article »

Filed under: 600ltr Mixed Reef