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My two Green Gigantea I recently acquired from Galaxy Corals. They are in my new 65 gal tank in the office.
In the second picture, on the back wall (overflow), there are a bunch of Isopods that are herbivores. These isopods make great food for the fish, and really clean up the algae in my new 65 gal tank. I got these from the Corpus Christi Bay. They multiply really easy in our tank, if they are not prey on by the fish. Tangs seem to leave them alone but all the other fish eat them like candies. They are definitely not a fish parasite. Anybody know the species name for these free living isopods?
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I feed my tank with Nori clips, ad automatic pellets with two automated feeders. 8 times a day, in small amount. I also feed in AM with a mixture of frozen mysis and flakes food, a heaping teaspoon mixture of a variety of flakes and 1/2 cubic inch mysis. In the afternoons and weekend when I am home I crack open a frozen oyster and drop it in the tank, or a large frozen clam. I often bring a rock full of algae and put it in the DT for the fish to eat and remove it when almost all the algae is gone. Regrown in my QT until fill again.
Pretty serious then eh
 
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Did some more search on the isopods above and find that they are Sphaeromatid Isopods. They are beneficial isopods for reef tank and are voracious herbivores. I got pictures of the absolutely destroys mats of algae over a few days. I will write a little articles on them when I have a little time. The problem is that they are such good fish food that fish will decimate them and they won’t last long in a reef tank with good hunters like angels and wrasses.
 
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Did some more search on the isopods above and find that they are Sphaeromatid Isopods. They are beneficial isopods for reef tank and are voracious herbivores. I got pictures of the absolutely destroys mats of algae over a few days. I will write a little articles on them when I have a little time. The problem is that they are such good fish food that fish will decimate them and they won’t last long in a reef tank with good hunters like angels and wrasses.
Anywhere I could buy em?
 
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This is the largest of the 4 banded Trocus snails I found growing in my sump. The parents are in the DT. Due to the Harlequin Tusk, none of the baby snails survive growing up in the DT. This one is about 1 cm. In addition to these Trocus there are a numbers of snail species reproduced in my tank. The babies are in the Sump. Once they reach the size where I don’t think they will be Tusk food, I move them to the DT.
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Changing Diamond Tail Flasher.
I lost the male of my Diamond Tail Flasher om 9/3/2020, he was last seen on the evening of 9/2/2020 pestering my female. They spawned but that was the last time I saw him. My though was that in his jubilation, he must got a bit too close to my many carpets. These carpets are having expensive meals, more expensive then my dinner for sure.
Anyway, I have been taken pictures of my female Diamond Tail every few days. Yesterday, I notice clearly that the 10th dorsal ray started to elongated, signaling clear sex change of my Female fish.
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Sorry to hear about the male. Great pictures and amazing progression pictures of wrasse transition. Not a lot of documentation other then you of the transitions
 
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