Well, I've been at this about 6 or 7 months now....I've been through the bad, the worse, and the really ugly (diseases, ich, etc.....those of you who've read some of my posts know). Anyway, about 2 or 3 weeks ago I got an anemone. A BTA...green...pretty. I really didn't expect my tank raised perc to ever host it in a million years...but I secretly hoped that it would. I've had this perc ever since I started my tank (it's the only one that's survived everything, so he has a special place for me)
So, here's a tank raised perc, never seen an anemone in his life...so it didn't surpise me that he didn't host it. So I've been feeding the BTA by hand, once a week, usually when I feed the tank so the other inhabitants don't swarm him. Well, I was gonna feed him yesterday, but he was all sriveled up, so I didn't. But today, he was nice and open, and although it's not a feeding day for my tank, I wanted to feed him.....so I tried, but he just wouldn't hang on to the emerald entree (has mysis and krill). But, as usual, the other tank mates swarmed, and so did the perc....
For the first 10 minutes, I couldn't believe my eyes...it was like the perc figured out how cool it is in there....and like he'd never done it before, but that it was natural.....an "instinct". I hoped it wasn't a temporary arrangement and I took a ton of pictures....SO HAPPY!
Needless to say, I was reluctant to post anything at first, but I just watched, waited, and snapped (pictures)..ha.
It's been several hours and it is the coolest thing I have ever experienced in saltwater! It just makes it all worth it!
Sorry to rant, but I just couldn't surpress my excitement, and I just had to share. Here's the pics, not great, but pics none the less.....
I almost feel like a proud papa! ha.....funny how this hobby can make you euphoric.