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Old 05-31-2011, 08:29 PM   #1
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Cool behavior

I have a energetic orange diamond goby that churns the sand thru his gills for hours at a time. I also have a small school of yellow canary wrasses. I noticed that, one at a time they will follow the goby right by his tail and pick off morsels too small for him to catch. He thinks they are trying to clean him, but they're just freeloading. I thought it was pretty cool behavior and wonder if it happens in the wild.
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That's kinda funny, cause i just noticed my citron goby follows around my scooter as he scoots up food off the sandbed after feeding and theres always a swirl of food the scooter doesnt get. LOL I thought it was just me.
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I have become fascinated with these canary wrasses. They never stop moving and are always front and center. They have a cool face as well. They carefully inspect the rocks and in between the polops, while never disturbing the polops. Never had any before, I guess they don't import them as much as they are from the Coral Sea.
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My LFS just had a canary wrasse in, they are very nice looking. Do you have any pictures of your crew??
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Lights are off right now. Will take some tomorrow.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:00 PM   #6
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Some pictures from my iPhone. Will do better ones when I have time. All this is growing under LEDs in a 18 year old 300 gallon reef.
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Wide shot of the 300. I built it to have a three sided front. It wraps a corner in our front room.
Note that the mushrooms organized themselves, the blue ones are on the left and the red ones dominate the right half of the tank. I didn't do that.
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Wide shot of the 300. I built it to have a three sided front. It wraps a corner in our front room.
Note that the mushrooms organized themselves, the blue ones are on the left and the red ones dominate the right half of the tank. I didn't do that.
Looks great Greg,.....gotta love the mushrooms
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what coral is that in the first picture? well the first picture in the second set of pictures lol
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