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#1 Synirr

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 01:52 PM

A few days ago I was fortunate enough to witness a battle in my saltwater tank. My triplefin (Enneapterygius sp. of some kind... destai maybe?) is an awesome little hunter. So far all he will eat is live food, but he's great at catching all the little amphipods and such. Here he is, for those who haven't met him. He is a full 1" of ferocity.
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This time he bit off more than he can chew, and caught an amphipod that is a bit too big for his mouth
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Nom nom nom
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But uh-oh, what's this? The pom pom crab is interested in the commotion.
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At this point he got distracted by the crab and dropped his prize. The wounded amphipod is legs-up next to him
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Hey now... what do you think you're doing??
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Nooooo, he stole it!!!
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You just stood there and watched ;_;
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Off to sulk under the algae scraper :P
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#2 Synirr

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 02:00 PM

And some moar pics, because I can.
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I'm not sure what the crab was trying to accomplish, but the mushroom reacted by going "ooo, food!!"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZtH9ClMeeQ&list=UUImqZ9WvlW2mrzQ84c7OAYw&index=2&feature=plcp

New addition, a velvet nudibranch. He is more of a rental... I am having a serious flatworm problem ever since redoing my rockwork that he is supposed to be taking care of, after which he'll go back to the store, since all he eats are flatworms and he will starve without them. He is certainly not starving right now.
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Here he is nomming one, he is like a little vacuum. Now you see it...
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...Now you don't!
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Tank shot. It still needs to fill in a bit after I removed some things. I am looking for more coral for the lefthand side, but I have yet to come across something I really like.
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#3 Solitarianknight

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 04:00 PM

OMG so cute! lol. You wont belive this but i just got back from the LFS, on the counter in what id say was a 5 gal salt water cube they had a little triplefin, they lady couldnt tell me what it was though. I was standing there and he was just looking at me, what cutie! This is why i love saltwater. I love your tank! The nudibranch is awsome, hopefuly he will take care of the flats.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 07:12 PM

*twitches at how cute the Nudibranch is* I want....

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 09:04 AM

Wow. Saltwater critters are too cool. :)




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