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This hammer looks so silly when I do direct target feeding. Nom Nom!

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Things sure get busy around the holidays! Changed around the aquascape to make more room for corals and to create more swimming space for the fish. The fish were not using the crevices and caves as much as I thought, so the new layout will be more functional.

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Update on our little mystery crab friend…It’s now our LARGE mystery crab friend.

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Wow, that looks nearly identical to the juvenile Hepatus epheliticus pic I shared earlier. Yeah, based on the species I’ve been able to find juvenile coloration for, I’d feel more confident now guessing either H. epheliticus or H. pudibundus (it’ll be really obvious which one once the crab matures, as H. epheliticus has lots of large, brownish spots on the tan shell while H. pudibundus has lots of little spots, stripes, both, or almost none of either). I’m not sure which of the two (I can’t find many juvenile coloration pics of either), but I’d be surprised if it’s not one of the two.
 
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Starting to get some more prominent patterns on the shell. Any luck woth the ID?

I just got a skunk cleaner in my 13.5. Really livens up a nano tank!
We think it’s a Calico Box Crab!
 
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Wow, that looks nearly identical to the juvenile Hepatus epheliticus pic I shared earlier. Yeah, based on the species I’ve been able to find juvenile coloration for, I’d feel more confident now guessing either H. epheliticus or H. pudibundus (it’ll be really obvious which one once the crab matures, as H. epheliticus has lots of large, brownish spots on the tan shell while H. pudibundus has lots of little spots, stripes, both, or almost none of either). I’m not sure which of the two (I can’t find many juvenile coloration pics of either), but I’d be surprised if it’s not one of the two.
I’m talking to my partner about buying a second (smaller) Nano tank just for the crab! It is such a cool invert but I’m worried it won’t have space in the current tank.
 

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I’m talking to my partner about buying a second (smaller) Nano tank just for the crab! It is such a cool invert but I’m worried it won’t have space in the current tank.
I wouldn’t blame you at all - you definitely got some neat crabs with your live rock!
 
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A few weeks ago, something went whack in my tank and several of my zoa colonies curled up and started down the path of melting. This happened effectively overnight, and it’s still unclear what happened.

Unfortunately, I lost my Little Shop of Horror and Exosphere polyps (rip). My AOI colony also took a nose dive, but I’m glad to say, knocking on wood, that it seems they are making a full recovery. Good lesson to never count a coral down!

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Does it matter to you whether your fish are captive-bred or wild caught?

  • I only buy captive bred fish.

    Votes: 33 12.3%
  • It matters, but I will buy either captive-bred or wild-caught.

    Votes: 208 77.3%
  • I think wild-caught fish are the better option.

    Votes: 3 1.1%
  • I don’t care where the fish were bred.

    Votes: 25 9.3%
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