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Snow_Phoenix
45 minutes ago, billygoat said:

I love those razorfish! We have a few of them in a display at work; I'll try to grab a picture for you next time I am on site. If I remember correctly their vertical orientation is an adaptation for hiding between the spines of sea urchins, especially long-spined urchins from the genus Diadema. I do not believe they require a particularly large amount of swimming space, so if they were more commonly available they'd probably make a reasonably good candidate for display in a nano tank. A species tank with some razorfish and a large urchin for them to hide in would be pretty cool to see!

What do they eat exactly? I've always wondered - their mouths seem tiny, so I assume copepods (?), but I'm not sure. 🤔

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Ratvan
2 minutes ago, Snow_Phoenix said:

What do they eat exactly? I've always wondered - their mouths seem tiny, so I assume copepods (?), but I'm not sure. 🤔

When first introduced into the aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to entice this fish to eat. The diet should consist of small live invertebrates such as vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, baby guppies, grass shrimp, mosquito larva, and daphnia. It needs to be fed at least three times per day.

 

From Liveaquaria Page 😄 

https://www.liveaquaria.com/product/1690/?pcatid=1690

 

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Snow_Phoenix
14 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

When first introduced into the aquarium, live saltwater feeder shrimp should be used to entice this fish to eat. The diet should consist of small live invertebrates such as vitamin-enriched brine shrimp, baby guppies, grass shrimp, mosquito larva, and daphnia. It needs to be fed at least three times per day.

 

From Liveaquaria Page 😄 

https://www.liveaquaria.com/product/1690/?pcatid=1690

 

Sounds like a flattened, vertically-challenged pipefish to me. :lol:

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billygoat
41 minutes ago, Snow_Phoenix said:

What do they eat exactly? I've always wondered - their mouths seem tiny, so I assume copepods (?), but I'm not sure. 🤔

At work I think we feed them some kind of small live crustaceans, like maybe adult brine shrimp or live mysids. They have a weird fused-looking mouth that reminds me a lot of a seahorse (or, yeah, a pipefish!) so I assume they'd be eating a lot of the same foods. Sure sounds like a lot of trouble to keep them in a home aquarium though! That's probably why you never see them in the hobby. 😅

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StinkyBunny

They're called Shrimpfish or Razorfish, same thing. They have a different name depending on which list I'm looking at. They eat pretty much anything, they're not super picky, they just need small foods.

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Ratvan

So seems that someone made an addition while I was gone, pretty sure I would have seen this otherwise?

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3 people from this office are currently using up the remaining holidays for the year. I will ask who added it (they might even get a Christmas Card)

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jack1978
2 hours ago, Ratvan said:

So seems that someone made an addition while I was gone, pretty sure I would have seen this otherwise?

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3 people from this office are currently using up the remaining holidays for the year. I will ask who added it (they might even get a Christmas Card)

That is awesome!

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Ratvan
21 hours ago, jack1978 said:

That is awesome!

Well it was the Apprentice, so someone is getting hired full time after Christmas. 👍

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So had to do some Lobophyllia care this morning, getting a little tired of having to baste sand off off my Lobo's thanks to the sand dwelling Wrasses every morning so made a little coral plate riser. Simple case of Rock Plate, coral frag plugs and some superglue gel. 

 

That should work

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Having a similar issue with my Trumpets and anything on the sand really apart from that plate who has moved itself to the otherside of the tank 🤷‍♂️

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Excuse the Cyano, the tank was well looked after if a little overfed 😄

 

Need to Frag that Soleria Sp macro Algae as well again soon. 

 

Stig (Tuxedo Urchin) is well behaved at the moment and not picked up anything apart from loose Macro Algae and the occasional snail 

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billygoat

Lol, the wonders of an office tank! You come back from vacation and suddenly there is a sea urchin. 😂

 

I love your Lobo condo! That's really a great idea. I've considered making some sort of similar structure to help convince my jawfish to settle down (e.g. one of those bury-able PVC "burrows" to stick in the sand) but I've read that jawfish do better when they are allowed to burrow on their own with natural materials, so... 🤷‍♂️

 

Also just out of curiosity, what intensity and color settings is your Kessil A360 maxing out at?

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Ratvan
4 minutes ago, billygoat said:

Lol, the wonders of an office tank! You come back from vacation and suddenly there is a sea urchin. 😂

 

I love your Lobo condo! That's really a great idea. I've considered making some sort of similar structure to help convince my jawfish to settle down (e.g. one of those bury-able PVC "burrows" to stick in the sand) but I've read that jawfish do better when they are allowed to burrow on their own with natural materials, so... 🤷‍♂️

 

Also just out of curiosity, what intensity and color settings is your Kessil A360 maxing out at?

It's still in acclimation mode it'll finish on 6th January when I get back from the Holidays. So not sure exactly where we are at but working its way to 59% Blue and 25% White (I dont like lots of white) and the Blues are subtle.

 

 

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StinkyBunny

No, no, no, you have to say it like Boris Becker did, Schtig, lol. Goddamn I miss that show.

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Ratvan
13 hours ago, StinkyBunny said:

No, no, no, you have to say it like Boris Becker did, Schtig, lol. Goddamn I miss that show.

See you're going with this guy

The Stig

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Whereas I'm talking Stig of the Dump

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In other news, the Wrasses continue to irritate me....stop trashing the place while i'm trying to make it pretty for you

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I watched the Yellow attack the Frag plugs holding it up!

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Ratvan

So my LFS called this lunch time as they had their delivery

 

Interested in these two

 

Princess Damselfish - https://www.liveaquaria.com/product/2563/ocellate-damselfish?pcatid=2563&c=15+2563

Swissguard Basslet - https://www.liveaquaria.com/product/57/swissguard-basslet?pcatid=57&c=15+57

 

Definitely sceptical on the Damsel, that Basslet was nice and nowhere near the price of that one on LiveAquaria 

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Ratvan

Ahhhhhhhhhh you need to programme the Kessils to start at 0 and ramp up......

Think I figured out my Cyano issue :blush:

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