This year, I’m trying to keep up with the monthly reef-retrospectives, where I share some of the best images from the month before. Here’s a little of what I saw in January: Ghillie and Ceti, the seahorses, sharing dinner: Some new purple mushrooms (settling in well – despite the adventurous hermit): Max. Being Max. Emo the clownfish, hiding in a cave: And, last but not least, Red Spot the fire shrimp enjoying a rare trip into the open: Which is your favorite? I can never decide.Read more
Sometimes, it’s “Fighting Emo”…
Most of the time, the inhabitants of my little reef live peacefully side by side. Conflicts usually amount to little more than a flash of fins and a “move along” when someone comes too close to Emo the clown’s anthelia home. Occasionally, however, turf wars happen. The anthelia coral where Emo hosts grows beautifully and fast, in part because the clownfish takes great care to groom and protecting the coral’s arms. As a result, I have to “prune” the coral regularly, to keep it from overgrowing parts of the tank and interfering with the nearby territory belonging to our watchmanRead more
June In Retrospective on the Reef!
As always, my first post of the new month offers some of the best shots from the previous month on my little reef. Among this month’s highlights: Ghillie the seahorse watching me as I watched him/ Emperor Maximus Angryfish I keeping a watchful eye out for shenanigans. Wilson the urchin wearing a suction cup “hat” that he picked up to use as camouflage. Emo the clownfish hiding out in his host anthelia, but keeping an eye on the Hawaiian sun coral in case there’s food to steal. And, finally, Ghillie passing a reflective moment on the powerhead: All things considered,Read more