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Just realized I haven't posted pictures of my new fish friends I got last week. The pics really don't do them justice...
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Ooohhh, are the first two wrasses? They are incredible.

And now we have firefish buddies. I have seen yours at my LFS - colors are so bold, you can see them anywhere in the tank!
 

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What a difference the right lights can make! Thank you so much @ESABOE for your amazing kindness with the lights! My husband made an awesome stand to go behind the tank to put the lights on since the rim of the tank is too thick. We did have a bit of an accident when they went to put the stand behind the tank it knocked the return pump water line lose and water went everywhere. :oops:
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Wow - your hubby did an amazing job - doesn’t look DIY at all.

I am so glad this small gift will light up your beautiful DT with all the love and care you put into it; and light up your heart after a long day at work.

Can’t wait to see as everything starts to grow out!
 
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Wow - your hubby did an amazing job - doesn’t look DIY at all.

I am so glad this small gift will light up your beautiful DT with all the love and care you put into it; and light up your heart after a long day at work.

Can’t wait to see as everything starts to grow out!
I wish I could hug you in person! I just watched the video of your shopping trip and I'm so excited for your beautiful corals you are getting!
 
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What's in the tank again?
2 Clownfish
2 Margarita Snails
110 Dwarf Ceriths
27 Nassarius
39 Florida Ceriths
26 Nerites
33 Assorted Hermits
3 Peppermint Shrimp
3 Emerald or Ruby Mithrax Crabs I think I really only have two of these though because that all I ever see.
 
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Ooohhh, are the first two wrasses? They are incredible.

And now we have firefish buddies. I have seen yours at my LFS - colors are so bold, you can see them anywhere in the tank!
I have two wrasse one is a Flasher and the other is a carpenter wrasse. I also have a firefish but not the beautiful purple ones you have.
 

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2 Clownfish
2 Margarita Snails
110 Dwarf Ceriths
27 Nassarius
39 Florida Ceriths
26 Nerites
33 Assorted Hermits
3 Peppermint Shrimp
3 Emerald or Ruby Mithrax Crabs I think I really only have two of these though because that all I ever see.
Either the emerald/mithrax or peps did that to your coral.
 

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How can I tell if they are true peppermint shrimp?
If they eat Aiptasia they're true, if they eat corals they're not. They look very similar but there are supposedly some differences. I don't know what to look for though.
 

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I have two wrasse one is a Flasher and the other is a carpenter wrasse. I also have a firefish but not the beautiful purple ones you have.
Oh I luv the firefish u got! Every time I see them at Dylan’s store they catch my eye and I want them.

They are actually more striking in color than mine if you think about it
 
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Oh I luv the firefish u got! Every time I see them at Dylan’s store they catch my eye and I want them.

They are actually more striking in color than mine if you think about it
The white with the red does stand out for sure.
 

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Since I can't tell if the shrimp are true peppermint or not maybe I will try moving them into another tank...
What if you post a photo to see if someone can identify them?
 

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Here is the list of what I won in the auctions I took part in. :smiling-face-with-smiling-eyes:
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War Coral and Favia will need 2-3" plus room to grow, Pavona (when it starts encrusting) will be semi-aggressive so give it a rock away from non-aggressive corals.
 
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