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When you keep hermits, you have to keep a few empty shells around for the crabs to examine and use. Some hermits change shells more often than others – some shift only when growth requires a move, while others swap … Continue reading
Every little fish…. Grows up to become a big fish …. And sometimes a younger fish has to help an older fish out for a little while. Such is the situation with me this week. Try not to be crabby … Continue reading
I set up my aquarium for seahorses, but it isn’t Cygnus, or Ceti, or even Ghillie, who ended up hogging the spotlight. Instead, the tank’s biggest star is a fish I almost didn’t acquire at all, and who nearly forced … Continue reading
I’ve mentioned our Halloween Hermit, Lazarus (named for an almost unfortunate molting incident, during which we believed him dead) but it recently occurred to me that he deserved a post of his own – even more so now that we’ve … Continue reading
Although the members of family Faviidae make up the second largest group of stony corals, few people outside the aquarium hobby (and SCUBA divers) recognize them on sight. Brain corals are faviids, as are many other, less quickly recognized species. … Continue reading
Some people have the capacity to get along with everyone. I strive to be one of those people, to have genuine compassion for people I meet, and to strive to find common ground. Little did I know I would find … Continue reading
Some weeks, the tank reminds me that nature, too, has a sense of humor. I thought I’d share few of the recent smile-inducing moments: The little female seahorse, Ceti, likes to hitch to a powerhead outflow near the top of … Continue reading
I recently acquired two dozen bumblebee snails (Pusiostoma mendicaria) to supplement my reef tank’s “clean-up crew.” Bumblebee snails are native to the shallow, reef-filled waters of Fiji and other tropical islands. They’re small (about the size of a jelly belly) … Continue reading
As some of you may know, Kerry Schafer’s friend the Random Penguin is visiting me this week. He’d been eager to see the seahorses and the aquarium, and today he celebrated BETWEEN’s official launch day … by going fishing. I … Continue reading