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About exosket

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    photography, retouching, animals, indoor plants, gardening, reefing.
  1. Hi Guys! I have a pair of maroon clowns that have been together and making babies for a couple of years now. They paired off immediately and once I had the male for about 6 months, started laying eggs. They laid eggs every time the previous 'batch' would hatch like clockwork and if they weren't guarding the eggs, they were spending time cleaning a new spot and mating again. Very cute and fun to watch. I just cleaned the tank on Sunday and noticed the female was behind the rock work and the male was being his usual jerk self going after my hand and keeping me and the toothbrush away from their anemones. Weird because she is a jerk too and is usually teaming up with him to keep me away. I thought not much of it. Every day since then she is still behind the rocks. She comes out to eat (stealing food from everyone) but as soon as she's done being a terror- goes back into hiding. She isn't acting lethargic and I see her just staring out watching what is going on. I think also an anemone might be back there. The male is acting normal and I do see him cleaning rocks for her. So sad. What the heck? My boyfriend thinks maybe they clowns had a falling out? Is that possible? Can clownfish breed and breed and all of a sudden decide they are done? I don't think they laid eggs back there and she is with them because she usually leaves the male to do 75% of the egg tending (fanning them, looking at them, picking off the ones not doing well) and she sits in the next anemone over and watches him do all the work, checking in from time to time. So I would think he would be back there too. Is she getting old? I believe she is only 8-10 years old now. She was so small when I got her so I think she was probably less than a year. Any input you guys have would be much appreciated! Sorry for the long post- I'm worried about her. : /
  2. Hi guys! Time to rehome my yellow tang and female maroon clown. I am moving my tank to my new home next friday and I want to rehome these two before then. Located in the West Village by w4th street. They will be *free* to a GOOD home. I have had the maroon for 5-6 years and i'd like her to go to a well-established tank. She loves her 7 RBTAs and if possible, I'd like to send her off with one (if able to remove from rock work). She's about 3.5". I've had the yellow tang since rescuing it from a bad situation when it was very small just over a year ago. He/she's gotten much bigger in that time and needs a larger tank. Please send a message or respond below if interested! : )
  3. torch close up

    beautiful colors
  4. December 2012 Featured Reef - metrokat

    Woo! You go girl! Show these boys who's got skillz.
  5. Small Striped Shrimp-Like creature

    Are you sure they aren't just amphipods? oh i see it in the first video. amphipods fo sho.
  6. •The Magic Kingdom 3g Pico• Retired

    no more kyary pamyu pamyu for you.
  7. ...thing... on snail

  8. My 40G tank is like a war zone right now

    I guess the naked clown.. since i've had the maroon since the beginning. Let me know what he says!
  9. My 40G tank is like a war zone right now

    Kat! Do you need another clown? ;__;
  10. My 40G tank is like a war zone right now

    "They are two very different species - one would definitely not stay male in the absence of more of their kind, they are both indeed female" really??? So they would both become female eventually? Or already are... : ( This sucks. So who wants a clown. But has to send me photo updates once a week. And monthly visitation.

    I feed my 5 RBTAs each one silver side once every week. I think that's why they keep splitting.
  12. I need some advice. I have one maroon clown and one naked clown. I've had the maroon for over 4 years now and she's about 3.5". The naked clown is maybe 2.5" and he's (?) been with me for almost 3 years. They have lived happily together all this time. The naked would 'dance' for the maroon and she would once and a while chase him away but nothing concerning- it just always looked like the maroon was playing hard to get. The maroon has claimed the 5 RBTAs on the left side of the tank and the naked has taken over the softball sized frogspawn as his house on the right side. While i was feeding tonight, the naked clown (who used to be so submissive) dashed over to the left side of the tank and attacked the maroon, ripping apart one of her top fins. The maroon immediately retreated back to her anemones. A few minutes later, they both met up in the center of the tank again while eating and the naked clown went after her again. I have always assumed the maroon was a female since she's larger than the naked.. and the naked was male since he would dance for her.. and always stayed much smaller. I figured they would never pair off since they are different types of clownfish, but I assumed they would just tolerate each other since they seemed to have already established dominance. Is it possible the naked is becoming a female also even though they are in the same tank? I don't know if I should let them work it out or take one fish out before one kills the other? I really don't want to get rid of either since i've had them both for so long. : ( Does anyone have a similar experience they could share with me? Any help would be appreciated!!
  13. Does this look real?

    If you mask out the polyps so the rocks, etc aren't effected, it would look more believable.
  14. Hey guys, two of my RBTAs decided to split which means i now have five. I'd just like to gauge the interest in people looking to buy from me - pick-up only - in NYC. Five looks like the absolute most I can have in my tank and i'd like to have a back-up plan for the new clones when they decide to split again. They are about 5" before splitting and around 3" after. Here's a pic of the three before splitting. Here's an image from above- left side: more pictures of them can be found in my thread. Thanks guys!