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  1. johnmaloney

    New Hermit Crab Species

    Got a camera on him. Just a matter of time now. Daughter got bored so we came home. By tomorrow, a still frame that will be *epic* I am sure.
  2. johnmaloney

    New Hermit Crab Species

    His eyes maybe blue up close. I am going to run over there in a few.
  3. johnmaloney

    New Hermit Crab Species

    That is him! I know it. Just out of picture range. The Shy Hermit crab. 🙂 Well check out that ID. Not coming up for me. I am cycling an aquarium now to take a video of the crab and then still frame capture him. New tank won’t have any blue light to distort the color too. No luck on anything exciting or new. Bad season. Water is all murky. I felt around for awhile out there. But they mocked me. Collected a few Cerithiopsidae. I have a book out of copyright I can copy to here for you later along with a picture. See if you agree with my identification. I will @ you.
  4. johnmaloney

    New Hermit Crab Species

    Yes. They are good cleaners and hardy too. Take the place of Astrea snails. But they are small, probably not cost effective sort of thing. On the hunt tonight for oddball hermits. Heading to that area I found the pink striped. Maybe more fun stuff come out at night. Will see what I can turn up.
  5. johnmaloney

    Facebook account will be active again

    We had a business page then Facebook said it was a human page, so my name was “Reef” for awhile then they made me change it to my real name. Was arguing with a computer about whether or not I was human, kind of ironic.
  6. johnmaloney

    Facebook account will be active again

    Can confirm this is true. 🤣 My Aunt, a grandmother says “I see you are on Instagram now.” To me. I started an account last night.
  7. johnmaloney

    New Hermit Crab Species

    The sad part is I own like 8 cameras. It is me I think.
  8. johnmaloney

    New Hermit Crab Species

    The time you enjoy wasting.... 🙂 I don’t come across much these days I haven’t come across before.
  9. johnmaloney

    New Hermit Crab Species

    Yes that is the same hermit but the color isn’t true. I know the IDs on the other two. I figured you would have fun with them and they were the only photos I had on hand. 🙂 Both from the Keys. The snail has algae growing on him that is Modulus Modulus. The Button snail, it is highly variable between colonies. When I find them up by me they are larger. The other is Pitho Mirabilis. Yep, decorator relative.
  10. johnmaloney

    I.D. Help

    Caulerpa brachypus. It is similar to Caulerpa prolifera, but lighter green, thinner overall, and shorter. That is about as tall as it gets. It forms fairly dense clumps. In theory it is a good foreground algae, in practice the runners tend to mat above the sand and then it kind of floats above the sand looking weird. It grows as an epiphyte or on rocks when I see it in the wild. When it is growing in sand, it is normally in sand with heavy shell deposits and the runners are anchored to shell as much as sand. Grows pretty quickly, would probably be in the nuisance category for most reefs but I think it looks nice. It is easier to pluck if it is growing in the open than in between zoas like that. One of the species you are allowed to keep in CA if I am not mistaken.
  11. johnmaloney

    Facebook account will be active again

    Good call. I am old, and unaware of these things.
  12. Will start posting to the Facebook account again. Little stories about things I see, you may find it interesting. Will post picture stories here when I can. For example, here is an electric ray I saw. he is cool. https://www.facebook.com/reef.cleaners/videos/10212798010605383/ I followed him around "harassing" him for 10 minutes watching him eat spaghetti worms before I thought to take that video, and I didn't even do it in landscape. 🙂 Will get an underwater camera at some point (again) and try to get you guys better stories and things to watch. Is that something you would be interested in?
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    New Hermit Crab Species

  14. johnmaloney

    New Hermit Crab Species

    No I haven’t had a chance to go to a frag swap in awhile.
  15. johnmaloney

    New Hermit Crab Species

    I will get back to this, been a rough week on the home front.
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