Its been a while! Still terrified of the copepods... I have the new foam cylinder for the pump, and I still cant get myself to change it. I know it makes no rational sense, but I just cant! My room still sounds like Niagara and I just cant bother anymore (I lost my airline tubing down the tube too)
So my Xenia has grown quite a bit (in my opinion) the pictures do little justice, but here they are!
It went from this
The stalks have grown and there are more of them - which makes me pretty happy.
Here is the Condy anemone which my two new clowns have decided to try to host - they have mot left the anemones side in 48 hours (stupid idea in my opinion - I think the Condy will make a snack of them)
About a month ago, I also bought this anemone which likes to sit in the sand - I want to say Sabae anemone? It has contoured to the shape of the rocks behind me and has not moved since the first week.
Unlike the Condy, who moves about once a week from its dark spot behind a rock to the ledge on which it currently sits.
Debating what sort of coral I would like to try next.
And at what point I should rehome the niger trigger. He is about 2-2.5" currently. He initially came in attacked by ich and just sad looking, now he looks fat and happy (I would be too if I were fed squid, fish, clams, etc. 5 times a week) - he has never picked on a single crustacean in my tank!
There is a family owned pet store going put business - might look into a much bigger tank for him. There is a lot of debate regarding sizes for tangs and triggers, etc - I feel a bit scared even asking -
So short of the ocean sized aquarium - would a 220-250 gallon tank be big enough for the happiness and healthiness of a niger trigger?