Thursday, November 26, 2009

Time lapse

Time lapse video of my tooth coral eating. At least tit was trying to eat. The fish kept stealing the food. The video is sped up 64 times. The total length was one hour.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Merulina Ampliata

Well, the nice folks at wetwebmedia believe that what I have is a Merulina Ampliata and not a maze brain. The merulina needs more light and is harder to care for. This article presents some good info on Merulina. I'll have to move it up my rock work. The only problem is where. I'm running out of space.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Man With Two Brains

I've been wanting a maze brain coral for months. I've never seen them in any of the LFSs in my area so I was starting to to look online. Yesterday I came across this at a LFS.

It was labeled as a Merulina rather than a Platygyra. The latter is the maze brain. This was the closest thing to a maze brain that I've seen in a store. I looked at a coral book in the store and it didn't look anything like a Merulina in the book so I bought it. I'm hoping that it does turn out to be a maze brain and gets the nice round shape. Only time will tell.

Suprise find

Last weekend I found a BTA in my fuge.

Several weeks earlier one of my BTAs disappeared. I found it in my overflow outside the tank. It hat gotten into the overflow in the tank and traveled through the U tube into the overflow outside the tank. I removed it when I found it and put it back in the tank. Well, somewhere along the way another split occurred due to the stress. So the anemone count was p to "4". That's too many for my tank. The more anemones I have the higher the probability one will make its way into a powerhead. So the BTA from the fuge and its twin that had been hiding behind the overflow were traded in for the following four frags:

An encrusting montipora

Not sure

Some kind of tort

and another I'm not sure

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

More Corals

On Saturday I traded in three large Colt corals for fours SPS frags.

A blue millepora

A pink millepora

Unknown acro

Unknown acro

Friday, November 6, 2009

Two New Frags

I just bought two new frags. The first is a green monti cap.

The second is a pocillopora verrucosa.