1. Perpetual Novice

    Can anyone help me gender these potters wrasses?

    All I can find is the same one picture showing a male female specimen.i suspect my brighter colored one is female and the more drab one is male based on head shape. But they both have the red mark on the top fun characteristic of males I think.
  2. Perpetual Novice

    Got two potters wrasses. Both male... (video)

    So I ordered two potters wrasses The minute I could find some online. I know they have abysmal shipping history and are hard to acclimate and feed so I decided to get two. They seem to have shipped great and are large and active. Never buried except at night. And are eating live pods and some...
  3. Perpetual Novice

    I got two male Wrasses? What do I do?

    I thought it was pretty rare to receive a male leopard wrasse but I just got two potters wrasses delivered and they’re both male... plus there is a smaller male leopard of a different species already in the tank. What do I do about this? Will it be a problem? How big does the tank need to be to...
  4. Perpetual Novice

    What do tamarin wrasses eat? How do I train them onto prepared foods?

    All I can find online is that anampses tamarin wrasses eat crustaceans off of rocks. What kind of crustaceans? Wikipedia has nothing on this genus. I want to train mine to accept frozen food but I don’t even know where to start since I don’t know the diet it would naturally eat. Has anyone had...
  5. Perpetual Novice

    Adding unhatched brine shrimp eggs to aquarium. What would happen?

    Everything says to hatch the eggs first then add the live brine a little at a time as food. But what if I want a constant food supply for picky fish. Can I add eggs directly to the tank so they can pick them off as they hatch? I’m thinking of wrasses and filefish in particular.
  6. Perpetual Novice

    How do I keep a tamarin wrasse successfully?

    So I jumped the gun on this one, I’ll admit. I just purchased a black back/china wrasse from my lfs and now I’m playing catch up. Not an excuse but I’ve never seen any store have one of these in stock before. Let alone a 5 inch specimen like I brought home. And it was only $45 so I really...
  7. jackalexander

    100% Water Change

    So in my previous thread, I had an ammonia issue that was out of hand. As suggested, I did a 100% WC and now i’m wondering when I should start adding fish back. If anyone has suggestions, let me know!
  8. AndrewG99

    Waterbox 100.3 stocking ideas

    I have just placed an order for a waterbox 100.3 that is going to be replacing my Fluval Evo 13.5. this is going to be my second reef tank so I still feel pretty inexperienced, because of this I wouldn't mind your guys help with suggesting what you would stock the tank with if it was yours. it's...
  9. Daveouthere

    Any feedback welcome

    Hey guys this is what the tank is looking like right now been up for about 5-6 months. Any advice?
  10. KyleJ42

    Nano Build The Seek Discomfort Waterbox

    Hey all, figured i’d start a thread and see where it goes. Been in the hobby as a whole for about 5 years now. Had a 40 breeder for about 2 years when i still lived at home. I still miss that tank. Being my first full reef, it taught me everything i know about this hobby, along with a lot of...
  11. S

    Just got this Hammer coral and it doesn’t look good.

    I recently got this hammer coral from a guy. Does it look like its unhealthy?
  12. lime_II

    40g cube flow advice for a newbie

    Hi! I am new to reef2reef as a member but frequently spend time here reading and trying to absorb as much info as I can :) I am slowly starting my first reef tank. The only gear I have right now is an Aquatop AIO 40g cube. My plan is to start the tank with live rock and sand as well as inverts...
  13. A

    Why there is no medium sized peninsula?

    Hi all, So, finally I decided what I’d like for an upgrade: definitely peninsula around 40-50g and external sump. I am wondering why there is no peninsula tank at this size with a decent matching cabinet from one of the (above average) known brands? All I could find is the big RS Reefer or...
  14. H

    LTA and Goby compatibility?

    Soo I want some LTAs for my planned 125 gallon, will they attack gobies?
  15. H

    How many stages of RODI filtration do I need?

    How many stages of RODi filtration do I need? I’m a bit confused.
  16. Zoa_Fanatic

    Safe LPS to keep with candy canes

    Are there any LPS that won’t sting my candy canes to death? I like acans a lot and favia but I hear they sting. I also have a small zoa colony that I can’t ID yet so idk how hardy they are. Photos of my colonies attached. Parameters are: -Ammonia 0 ppm -Nitrate 15 ppm -Nitrite 0 ppm -pH 8.0-8.2
  17. Zoa_Fanatic


    I got these for 10$ yesterday and I have no idea what they are. They have an orange core under the black lights and an orange ring around the outside of the bell. I’m happy with any guesses.
  18. H

    I’d like some feedback please!

    Hi all, I’m Harry, I live in Vancouver, and I’m planning on getting a reef tank soon! Here are the details: I guess I will start with how big it‘s gonna be, it’s a 56g tank with a 13g sump. In regards to filtration, it’s got a skimmer rated for an 80g tank, it’s got 18 ounces of activated...
  19. cwb_reeftank


    This might be posted somewhere but I was wondering where to get tickets for Orlando's Reef-A-Palooza in September? I have never been and have always wanted to go and was supper excited that I got to move to Tampa and was gonna be able to go but then they rescheduled it (which was kind of a good...
  20. T

    Shy Tomini Tang

    I've recently gotten a shy new tomini tang from diver's den. I have a 29 gallon quarantine tank but there had been an incident with my pair of captive bred mandarins. I had gotten a pair about a week or so before but my male was missing his right pectoral fin and was very small and thin ( I...
  21. A

    Hermit crabs dying

    New to saltwater aquarium hobby. I have a 20 gallon tank fish only. I have had general success with it up to this point (the fish are doing fine). I bought 4 electric blue hermit crabs for a CUC and in the last 2 weeks have lost 3. I also have a cleaner shrimp who has been doing great. My...
  22. El_Guapo13

    Where to buy hawkfish

    I am looking to buy a hawkfish, leaning towards a Falco, Flame, or Longnose. I know Live Aquaria has some Falcos in stock, but with how much I hear of people having received sick or dying fish from them and all other complaints, I am admittedly hesitant about ordering from them. So, I figured...
  23. g.knight

    Uniquarium Information for a Noob

    Hey, everyone. I am BRAND NEW to the hobby. So new in fact I currently don’t even have my first saltwater tank. However, I plan on starting that up this week. Since I’ve watched 100% of Mark Callahan’s videos on setting up tanks for beginners, I feel confident that my first tank will be a...
  24. T

    First aquascape, 40 breeder, any thoughts or advice?

    This is my first reef tank, I had a fowlr years ago and loved it but I was young and inexperienced and broke. I'm finally diving back in and would love some advice on what I have as an aquascape. Any improvements or ideas are welcome ( and I would love to hear if you just like it as well). I...
  25. GJevstachi

    Multiple Clownfish Pairs Within Same System

    Hello! Just a question for future (just have one small 10 gallon tank now, my first saltwater) wanted to get input on tanks with multiple pairs of clowns! Can you do different varieties of clowns? Or better to keep all the same? Territory? As well as is it one pair per anemone that will host...
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