New discus breeding tank

Now that I know I have a breeding pair I have purchased the recommended size (30″ wide 12″ deep 18″ tall)for discus breeding. This is their new happy home

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Toxic green polyp coral

Glows green like this all day looks like blacklight. My Green Clown Goby is hiding in the center.

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Discus babies update 3

They are getting big 😀 so fun to watch them school together. I have made a couple modification to my setup to better suite the babies in the left of the photo you can see a new sponge filter, I also added live bacteria that will live and work on the sponge.

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Discus babies update 2

I can now see what their future stripe pattern will look like along with blue fluorescent coloring in their scales. I am happy to say they are already eating other foods I give them so they are weening off the parents slime coat successfully. I had to remove the dad from the tank he was becoming aggressive.

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Discus babies update

They have grown so much that I can see their future stripes and they have full body structure now.

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Discus eggs hatched and eating slime coat from parents

The discus babies have detached from the driftwood and are now swimming around their parents like satellites as they eat the slime coat from them as food until they get bigger.

Discus eggs hatching and wiggling

Successful fertilization has taken place, I can see their eyes and tails, soon they will start to swim and eat the slime coating off their parents until they get larger.

Discus mating picture album

Hover your mouse and click on the gear click in the top right corner to see full resolution zoom then you can see each egg!

Pulsing Xenia and Tailspot Blenny

The coral pulses like this to catch food particles, it is very calming to watch.

Coral Waking Up

This is right after the lights turn on so the coral is not fully opened yet enhancing the bonsai look which I love.

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5 and 6 Armed Starfish

My first starfish that I’ve seen with 6 arms. I like this photo because it looks like a mommy starfish with her baby.

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Living room 75 gallon freshwater tank

The aquarium is an extension of the painting so the painting does not have a frame.

You can also see my 2 20 gallon tanks in my hallway, they are also freshwater.

I use a UV sterilizer in this aquarium, you can see it all the way in the right back of my tank. I really recommend one for bigger tanks It keeps the water crystal clear, kills parasites and algae, adds flow to tank.

To the top left I have an mag float algae scrubber which I recommend highly as well it changed my life.

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New starfish seen for first time!

I have just seen this hitchhiker for the first time I haven’t added anything new in over a month so he’s been in there for a bit woo love the feeling.

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2 of my freshwater tanks

These are both 20 gallons, located in an in wall cupboard in my hallway which brings them to a nice viewing eye level, it is what you see coming out of the bathroom.
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Progress pic

Much growth happening! I am going to begin fragging some of these in a separate tank.

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Baby starfish with mama

Follow up to previous post now you can see the baby starfish and it’s mom.

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Starfish regenerates 2 legs after asexual reproduction!

I have seen the 2 detached legs begin to form 4 small legs and the mother starfish is growing back the two detached legs. Also green clown goby hiding in the corals, when the fish swim into some of the corals they quickly suck in to protect themselves the speed of it surprises people that haven’t observed it before.

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New coral Purple Dendronephthya

I am excited because the piece came as 3 seperate sproutings on 2 seperate snail shells so I ripped them apart and placed them in 2 different spots for better spread, it is kind of like a 2 for 1.Purple Dendronephthya

Blenny digging out hiding spot and 2 new Duncan heads appeared

My Tail Spot Blenny discovered he could dig himself a hiding spot by eating and spitting sand out, it is very fun to watch this little construction worker.

When I was looking at what he was doing I also noticed my Duncan coral sprouted 2 new heads! This has me very excited, along with also seeing growth in the majority of my corals.

Both fish in same photo!

Took me about 15 minutes to get this picture, totally worth it. Reminder that anyone is free to use my photography with Creative Commons license see bottom of page for more info.

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Tail Spot Blenny & Green Clown Goby

You can see the Blenny’s forehead antennae in this shot along with my Green Clown Goby under him by the sand.

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Green Clown Goby

He likes to perch on corals that match his colors which I enjoy seeing and I think he found a great one to camouflage himself on with this particular coral. The Blenny like to hide in a hole by backing in with only his head poking out.

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Tail Spot Blenny

My Tail Spot Blenny, I love his character and how he moves around deliberately instead of aimlessly swimming, he pokes his head up and down playing peekaboo all day he is very entertaining as well as beautiful.

Nassarius Snail

This is one of my snails, his job is to dig up sand and he owns it.

Welcome to my fish microblog

Welcome to my microblog, it’s called a microblog because its just quick pics and videos and short descriptions instead of long boring articles everyone bookmarks but no one actually reads.