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Clownfish Bite! Not so Nice Nemo


My friend Kelan’s clownfish isn’t happy about moving the tank! Clownfish truly are the piranhas of the sea (something they forget to tell you on Finding Nemo)! Our true percula clownfish bit my wife why she was trying to feed a piece of nori to the tank. I’m pretty sure that was the last thing she was expecting to happen and when it bit her she screamed and saltwater ended up all over.

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Saltwater Aquarium Update


A couple update pictures:

Squamosa Clam and True Percula Clownfish

The big squami leaves just enough room for the clown to sleep.

blotched two bar rabbitfish

The Rabbitfish waking up in the morning looks pretty cool!

Longspine Cardinalfish (Zoramia leptacantha)

A couple new Longspine Cardinalfish (Zoramia leptacantha) for the tank. They are a little scared now but seem to be getting more comfortable with their tank mates.

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True Percula Clownfish hosting in T. Squamosa Clam


True Percula Clownfish hosting in T. Squamosa Clam

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A True Percula Clownfish and his Giant Squamosa Clam


Clam Hosting Clownfish


Squamosa Clam, Giant Clam, Saltwater Tank, Reef Tank, Clam, Squami

Our percula clownfish has decided to take up residence in our biggest squamosa clam. I’m not too sure the clam is excited about it but it seems to put up with it. The one thing that worries me is that the clownfish rubs and cleans on certain parts of the clam’s mantle, especially any parts that protrude like the siphon. Hopefully they will get a long! But, I think I will look for something new for the clownfish to host in.

True Percula, Clownfish, Nemo

Tearing Down the Tank, Planning a New One


Well I just got the news that we need to move houses this summer… So, that means I need to take our system down. 

But, it gives me the opportunity to plan another tank build when we find a new house. This time I will put a tank in a wall and give it its own room. 

So, over the next few months I am going to try and sell my coral, livestock, then my tank. If anyone is interested in my livestock or knows someone interested in my 270 display tank (90″ L x 20″ W x 30″ tall)/oak stand/40 sump/.3 HP chiller/ Mag return pumps, please send me a PM. I hope this won’t be a terribly difficult process but something tells me it will be. I plan on keeping my controller, vortechs, refuge, mixing tanks & rock for the next build.

As we all know this is an expensive hobby to get into so please do a little research and shoot me a fair price via private message of the things you are interested in. Everything needs to be picked up (Missoula, MT) as I will not ship.

I would rather remove my coral from the tank first as catching the fish will be an adventure. I have linked to some photos and videos of my corals and fish but more can be found on my reef blog and youtube channel.

Coral: – Video

Hammer Coral (will break into multiples) – Video
Tree/Stick Polyp – Video
(2) Pagoda Turbinaria Coral – Video
Blue Stag Acro – Top right in video – Video
Purple Stag Acro – Below Blue Stag Acro on right – Video
Green Birdsnest – Top left in video – Video
Orange Birdsnest – Top left in video – Video
Deep water acro – Top middle, left of hammer – Video
Encrusting Monti – Photo
Yellow Scroll Coral – Left of hammer – Video
Green Pavona
Green Red Wellsophyllia Brain – Photo
Montipora Cap (Red, Orange, Green, Puple, etc) – Far right – Picture
Doughnut Coral (Scolymia australia) – Video
Etc.

My livestock:

Squamosa Clam ~ 15″ – Video
Squamosa Clam ~ 7″ – Video
Radiant Wrasse (prefer he goes with the clams) ~ 4″ – Video
Zebra Eel ~ 3′ – Video
Radiant Wrasse ~ 4″ – Video
Achilles Tang ~ 5″ – Video
Two Bar Rabbitfish ~ 4″ – Video
True Percula Clownfish ~ 3″ – Video
Marine Betta ~ 6″ – Video
Red Hawkfish ~ 4″ – Video
Mantis Shrimp ~ 6″ – Video
Lyretail Anthias 3 females (orange) & 1 male (red). – Video
Orange Spot Shrimp Goby
etc.

Misc:

Serpant Star
Dolabella Sea Hare – Video
Orange Pincushion Urchin ~ 3″ – Video

Any questions? Send me a message 

True Percula Clownfish


True Percula, Clownfish, Hammer Coral  True Percula, Clownfish, Nemo

True Percula Clownfish – NEMO!


I think Nemo is taking a liking to the Hammer Coral. The Hammer is big enough that I don’t think it will mind being annoyed by a clownfish. 🙂

True Percula, Clownfish, Nemo

True Percula, Clownfish, Hammer Coral, Nemo

Hammer Coral is getting BIG!


Hammer Anchor Coral

A short update video of our hammer coral. I can’t believe how much it’s grown over that past couple of years!

Reef Club Meeting – May 2012 cont.


Here are a few more pictures from our last reef meeting (earlier post) that thought I would share. Great shots Kim!

Lyretail Anthias Goldy Marine Fish
True Percula Clownfish in Elephant Ear Mushroom

Giant Squamosa "Squami" Clam Aquarium

Pin cushion Sea Urchine with shell on his back

Red and Green Open Brain Coral

Clownfish Cookies


Saw these cookies at the Rosauers’ bakery and got a good laugh. They had rainbow trout right below them. 🙂

Clownfish Nemo Cookies

True Percula Clownfish Hosting in Elephant Ear Mushroom Coral


Our True Percula Clownfish Hosting in Elephant Ear Mushroom Coral. He looks so cozy!

Happy True Percula Clownfish


Our clownfish (True Percula) was bobbing and weaving in and out of his elephant ear this morning.  Pretty funny to watch him “clean house.”

True Percula Clownfish in Elephant Ear Mushroom Coral

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