- November 30th, 2009
- Write comment
Well, after a day or so in the quarantine, the Mandarin was acting a lot better, probably because the temperature finally got up to 79 degrees. I was told he would eat frozen brine shrimp, but he didn’t seem interested in anything that we gave him, so I did a little bit of reading and I read that he mostly eats microscopic stuff that’s in the live sand and live rock in the tank. With starvation outweighing the benefits of keeping him in the quarantine, we decided to put him in the display tank. He seems like he’s doing a lot better now, and he spends pretty much all day grazing over the rock in the huge tank he has all to himself. We’ll hopefully be getting some more gobies on Tuesday, and I think we’ll get the two-spot goby then as well, since it doesn’t look like we’ll be able to quarantine any of them effectively. Here are some pictures:
Hopefully he’ll be happy in there. Since the gobies can’t be quarantined, that means I’ll be looking to find some blennies this week also. I’m not sure what kind we’ll be getting, it depends on what’s available, but I’ll post pictures like before when the time comes.
Also, the clean-up crew has sort of spread out. The two largest turbo snails have made their home at the very top of the rocks — I doubt they’ll stay there when some of the more aggressive fish enter the tank, but it’s kind of interesting to watch them as some of the other snails crawl up there and then crawl back down. Here’s a picture:
Hopefully I’ll update again on Tuesday night…