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  1. They killed Kenny!

    Ah, that makes sense. I was getting ready to pull the little buggers out and taking them back to my LFS. 8-)
  2. They killed Kenny!

    "But seriously peppermint shrimp don't eat corals!" Just an hour ago I was sitting here watching one of my shrimp tugging on a hairy mushroom. Is that some other behavior and it just looks like he's eating? I'm feeding Hikari Mysis Shrimp and I always throw in extra. Perhaps I should be feeding something else? Perhaps they don't like being cannibals? ;-)
  3. They killed Kenny!

    This is what confused me and still does. The other thing that happened was that the night after the peppermints arrived I saw two white, polyp-free stripes down two branches of my birdsnest. Then they were eating Kenny. I conflated the two and assumed the new-comers were to blame. I feel reasonably confident they aren't camel shrimp also. I'm not disbelieving you, it's just a surprising couple of coincidences.
  4. They killed Kenny!

    Poor Kenny. I did like him and enjoyed watching him try (and fail every time) to climb the glass. He'd make it up part way and fall off. Then he'd go exploring and a little later try it again. Determined little guy. I haven't tried hermits and I think I won't after reading about them and their terroristic, land-grabbing ways. lol
  5. They killed Kenny!

    One or both of the two newly minted (see what I did there?) arrivals to my tank decided to make a lunch of my fighting conch. I caught a picture of one of them after the meal. Sorry it's a tad blurry, he wouldn't stop dancing. I got the Peppermint Shrimp to destroy my Aiptasia and that's just what they did. In one night. Then I guess they got tired of looking for detritus and attacked the conch. When I happened on the scene this one had it on its back and was tugging pieces out of the shell. I moved "Kenny" and then second shrimp came to dine. I pulled the conch out of the tank but it hasn't moved in over a day. You bastards! ;-)
  6. Emerald crab spasming?

    Kids have always been great when I travel. Once they figure out you're different they want to come up to you and talk and touch you. At least groups of kids do. Very cool you got to experience that also. I'm kind of mesmerized watching him. All he's doing is rocking back and forth but now that I think a molt is coming up I want to see it.
  7. Emerald crab spasming?

    6 weeks? Woof, that seems like a long time. Btw I like your icon.Thank you for serving.
  8. Emerald crab spasming?

    Good, he definitely doesn't look happy so I'm glad that could be the explanation. I wonder how long it'll take. Hope so! I want him around, I've grown kind of attached. lol
  9. Emerald crab spasming?

    My emerald crab is sitting with its head down, standing on its hairy legs, with what looks like the other legs up in the water behind him all mixed up together. He's also waving back in forth a lot. Is he sick? Here's a short video if you can see what's happening: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7HbI3aJuSVYU1o3Xy1OaElKYXM
  10. Inflated hairy mushroom

    . As far as the bubble algae goes, I've got a couple crabs on the job. There was a ton of it and they've gone through maybe 90% of it so far. No fluctuation in temp that I'm aware of, and I've got the thermometer right by my computer here (the tank is on my desk) and I would probably notice if I was around. It's about midway up the tank with fairly bright lights. I can't give you specs on them but they do light up the place. I moved it up from the floor but that was over a month ago. It was so strange to see. Normally it shrinks down to an amazingly small size (for me anyway) every night.
  11. Inflated hairy mushroom

    . Well that's good to hear. It looked like it was going to burst. Crazy!
  12. Inflated hairy mushroom

    So this morning when the light switched on in my 13 gallon (coral and crabs only) tank I was surprised to see my hairy mushroom inflated like a balloon with its "tentacles"(don't know if that's the right word) sticking straight out. It's slowly coming back to normal but around its mouth it is still inflated. I had some green hair algae so I got a couple emerald crabs who are almost done with it. I did have three fish in there but after 2 weeks they started dying about 6-7 days apart. Did my testing kit and took water to my lfs and it tested clean there as well. So as a possibility he sold me some PraziPro in case it's worms. I dosed about 7 days ago. Calcium 500 KH 8 Phosphate 0 Nitrate 0 Salinity 28 ppt Temp 79 F Any ideas? Is this normal and I've just missed it on Google and the forums?
  13. Brazilian Gamma?

    Well there you go. Thanks. It was the lack of the line that confused me. Royal gramma it is.
  14. Brazilian Gamma?

    I was originally told this was a Dottyback and then I thought Royal Gamma but there's no stripe through the eye. Now I think Brazilian Gamma. Is that right? (I call him Lucky because of the lines on his face that look like scars.)
  15. ID please: Fuzzy lime green algae

    Yeah it's soft and pulls off easily. I'll look for one of those snails on line. My lfs only has what they call, "ordinary snails." ;-)