Wow! They are gorgeous fish for surePictures of my Meleagris Leopard. Changes over the last 20 months or so. Got her at about 1.5 inch in 12/2018. Now at about 3.5 inches and is in the process of fully change sex.
12/7/2019 Earliest picture I have of her.
4/5/2020 The larger one.
Awesome. will do. Thank you so much for the advise.I wait for low tide and then go out to the edge of the water around 1 foot deep and get the sand there. Remove all the larger animals like clams and ghost shrimps since these will not live in your tank long term.
Put enough water in the bucket to cover the sand. Put the sand in your tank quickly so the animal won’t died due to hypoxemia. I would make sure you don’t keep the sand in the bucket longer than 1 hr.
There is always a minor risk of putting in parasitic organism into the tank. I never worry about parasites in my tank. I don't QT my fish for disease. I do isolate my fish when new to get them use to eating the food that I feed them but don't treat with anything unless I have the diagnosis. Most will recover without treatment.
Pollution is not a problem. Wild life are thriving in the Gulf of Mexico. It is a large food source for many people. The best of restaurants get sea food from the Gulf of Mexico and the Texas coast.
If you are really concern, wait until you don't have rain for a long time then obtain the sand so you won't have recent run off from land.
I really don't do much. I got a huge number of fish. Automatic feeder. I added Nori in AM on clips, and frozen food, usually Mysis and flakes mixed togeter.What's your maintenance routine like? Just curious.