Wednesday, January 17, 2007


Shots of old reef showing new Royal Gramma. It came in last week and was presumed dead as it had stayed hidden until yesterday. It appears to be healthy. It is eating but very easily spooked at this time.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

The picture is a little dark. This Green Mandarin was added yesterday. I rec'd it plus 2 Firefish, A Royal Gramma and a Cleaner shrimp from Coralsplus. I had paid for a Anemone crab but it was not in the shipment. At this point it appears that only the Mandarin survived. They came in very cold and hardly moving. This was the third time I had a shipment from them that was incomplete. Before this I had orderred Neon gobies and for the second time rec'd Engineer gobies DOA. I had orderred Scarlet hermits and got Blue leg and Mexican hermits. Half the shells were empty.

Conclusion: I will not order from them again. Good prices are hardly good prices when you do not get what you ask for!!! Later a refund was made for the last shipment.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Photo taken on left side of new tank. Appears to be a strand of eggs from a Cerith snail. Under 30X magnification hundreds of eggs can be seen. In the same area are several gravid copepods.