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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    I'm have a like issue with an Acan. Was doing great for a year same spot. Now not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MizTanks View Post
    I'm have a like issue with an Acan. Was doing great for a year same spot. Now not so much.
    Its frustrating. I've come to expect issues with acans, etc. since they never seemed to really take off for me. But leathers....this particular one was grown from a frag smaller than a dime and now its 5-inch across (when happy).

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    I picked up a new fish this weekend...before I added him, I needed to catch my neon dotty back that I knew was going to tear it up if I left it in there. Thought I would share a couple photos from the catch.

    1. I used a water bottle to make a trap. Attached some fishing line to it.

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    2. Added some frozen food, and waited a minute. I snapped this photo right as he was going into the trap.

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    3. Success...

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    4. Placed him in a time out box...

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    5. Here's the new tailspot blenny that was sure to be shredded by the dottyback.

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    I had planned to possibly re-release the dottyback in a week or two, but I can now see how relaxed some of the other fish in the system (especially the small green banded gobies are now that dottyback is gone). The clownfish also seem to be showing some mating behaviors since the dottyback's been in time out...since Sunday morning.

    So I may end up rehoming him...anyone in Lansing area interested?

    The new tail spot is getting some grief from the clownfish and the algae blenny too. I knew the algae blenny would be a risk. I'm evaluating if the algea blenny needs to go as well. Fish are such a pain in the butt...I prolly should leave well enough alone, but get a bit bored with seeing the fish all the time.

    Here's a photo of the two blennies getting to know each other...

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    I'm amazed at how long I've had my present fish. 3 for over a year and the other 2 about 6 months. So far they're all happy. Kinda waiting for the 6 line to turn rouge, he does make my watchmen move every now and then but nothing major.
    Love the Tailspots. Very nice addition Jim
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    Thanks @MizTanks. All the fish other than the algae blenny were moved from my old tank last spring. I think I've had the clowns for 3 years (got them at MCES 2013 from @BooyahsReef). The neon dottyback for 2 or 3 years. Hard to remember...I was trying to find a photo or mention in my old tank thread.

    I don't think the photo in my last post above was displaying correctly but I think its fixed now.


    Just for fun, here's my old tank from about 3 years ago.

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    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    Haha lil Tailspot be like oh oh! That is an awesome pic. Definitely a "caption this" moment
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    The new tail spot is finally coming out of his hiding spot.

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    One of the coolest looking fish ever
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsflies View Post
    The new tail spot is finally coming out of his hiding spot.

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    Great Pic Jim.

    Tank looks Awesome!

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