Here’s a snapshot from my reef cam of noon feeding time today. The fish really enjoy their green seaweed algae!
Quick video of our Peacock Mantis Shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus) feeding. I’m really happy that he’s coming out more and wandering around the refugium. Hopefully he will start eating the baby peppermint shrimp.
This guy is pretty entertaining. After slowly moving around the tank he made his way up the overflow and found the honey hole of green hair algae.
It’s very difficult to feed some of the LPS corals with their tank mates around so I built a little enclosure. With all the flow the Vortech pumps put out I had to use something a bit more sturdy, or heavy so it didn’t get pulled/pushed over. So, I drilled small holes in a plastic container and added a piece of base rock for a little weight.
The Scoly is a slow eater so it gets most of the special treatment. I feed it a small piece of shrimp in the evening, cover it, then remove the cover in the morning to let the vultures in.
Looking at the tank yesterday morning I noticed my serpent star’s leg (dropped a couple days ago) was sitting on the bottom of the tank and appeared to be feeding! I took a couple videos trying to show the tentacles moving, best when viewed full screen. The starfish has been in the tank since it was started up 4 years ago, so I am really surprised that he’s still around. Not sure how good of a scavenger he is as I feed him a piece of shrimp every couple of days (when I feed the zebra eel).