You should post a new FTS!!!!!
I see the bigger sponge in the photo with the ricordeas, now that I'm looking more closely. I keep staring at mine to see if it's changing. I'm not sure what to look for to determine if it's doing well or not. So far so good, I suppose. Seems like there's always something on it, be it shrimp, fish or snails
I am going to bring my good camera to the office this week. Let me know if your sponge grows. I swear mine haven't changed size at all. Instead, the lfs (when it was run by someone who knew what they were doing) said to look for open holes (oh heck, I cannot remember the technical name for them!). The open holes are indications of filter feeding, and are supposed to mean a happy sponge. If it start growing grey slimy hair, it is not happy. That's about all I know!!
The shrimp thing is a good point: I heard that coral banded was not safe for other shrimp, but the gold coral is smaller, and according to liveaquaria, a peaceful cohabitant if the shrimp is not too small. So, no sexies, but peppermints were supposed to be okay. We'll see! If I get to the office tomorrow and just find shells, I'll know that GCB ate them! Then, I'll have to decide if I'm going to keep it, or go back to peppermints. They clearly do more to clean the tank. And they are fun to watch. I'd rather have peppermints with a single fire shrimp or maybe some sexies than just the GCB. Or...I could look into the aiptasia-eating nudibranch
I read about in "Coral" magazine. That could be cool!
Edited by msscha, 25 March 2012 - 10:15 AM.