We found another local pet store! It’s a chain store, but they had overall the healthiest fish I’ve seen in any store? The employees were very knowledgeable and we talked about our own tanks – they both keep saltwater and plan to expand on the stores saltwater stock.
I ended up getting some of their mollies for the reef!
I got a sample of Reef Nutrition’s live tigger pods!!! I’ve wanted to try some for so long. They were super active and super cute! I added them to a couple tanks, hopefully they’ll start reproducing. Yoshi loves snacking on them and immediately started picking them off the glass!
The reef has a new member!!! An incredibly small and frail Stonogobiops nematodes, who goes by many common names but we’re just going to use black ray goby.
Pretty much identical to yasha gobies in behavior – so much so that they will share holes and shrimp – though they’re a bit smaller.
This guy got moved into Salty from another of our tanks, and they’re so, so shy which is causing a lot of trouble getting them to eat. This is the first time I’ve seen them since putting them in two or three months ago – I honestly thought they were dead. I’m going to start broadcast feeding a couple nights a week to hopefully get some food in them.
This is the most skittish fish I’ve ever seen – they were in a pico by themselves for a couple months and still wouldn’t come out with someone in the room. Hopefully I can get them to trust me like Yoshi did! Yoshi’s a friendly fish, too, maybe they’ll take to each other some day
A short demo going through the presets of Zoo Med’s Aqua Effects light! I’ve never used one, but I played around with this one for a bit and I love it! The camera doesn’t capture it quite how it looks in person.
I love how smooth and soft it looks – there aren’t any points of light or individual colors. It also has a little speaker in the cord to play nature sounds.