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Clowns & Anemones

Posted 05/19/2012 at 11:09 PM by Aaarrrggg

No spawning from the clowns yet, but they have definitely paired. They spend most of their time together and Marley lets Guybrush into the rubber nem in the daytime... although he's still relegated to the back of the tank come bedtime.

Thanks to my new camera I finally got some better pics of them both...

[IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/marley2.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/guybrush.jpg[/IMG]

They spend most of the day begging for food, but I have noticed them paying some attention to the rock around the base of their fake nem. I'm hoping this might be some sort of cleaning/nesting behavior, but it's been going on for a little while now with no other signs, so maybe not?

[IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/clowns-cleaning.jpg[/IMG]

The most exciting news though is my tank finally turned 6mths old...and you know what that means...?!

[SIZE="4"][B]Anemones!! REAL ones![/B][/SIZE]
This is my dream nem, a Colorado Sunburst BTA direct from Gonzo himself! (Gonzo's pic)

[IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/colorado-sunburst-small.jpg[/IMG]

Delivery day!

[IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/gonzo-box.jpg[/IMG]

Looking a little bedraggled after the trip from Colorado...

[IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/sunburst-bta-bagged.jpg[/IMG]

After waiting 6mths to get a real anemone I was kind of miffed to have my prize vanish behind the rocks...

[IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/new-nem-hiding.jpg[/IMG]

I had a fever... and the only prescription, was MORE BTAs!!

I'd had my eye on this beauty in the local club trading forums for a while and my new found nem-lust finally inspired me to pull the trigger...

[IMG]http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r161/TheAaarrrggg/sherman-bta.jpg[/IMG]

Without the long journey of the sunburst, this guy (Sherman rose I believe?) acclimatized quickly and starting roaming around the rock pillar. It tried a few spots out but eventually decided to settle near the sunburst around the far side of the pillar. It seems my aquascape has yielded the perfect BTA spot in the very worst viewing spot! Oh well, eventually the whole pillar is going to be heaving with nems and they can't all fit around there (can they...?)
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