I was so busy preparing to leave for the Left Coast Crime conference in Monterey (I leave tomorrow) that I completely forgot to post an aquarium blog today.
In semi-redemptive news, I went to the fish store to get the water I needed for a pre-conference water change (my husband will handle the feedings while I’m gone) and discovered the store had a lovely specimen of a rare and fragile species that doesn’t usually do well in reef tanks but for which my reef is unusually well-suited.
A feather star.
This is our new crimson feather star, who doesn’t yet have a name. He’s happily ensconced in a safe location, after a long acclimatization drip and a nice dinner of plankton and oyster eggs (which he seemed to eat quite happily).
I’ll post more about this unusual and lovely species next week, when I return!