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Old 12/25/2007, 06:08 PM   #1
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This was a rare sight to see.

I'm at a party last night at this millionaire's house in Palas Verdes when another reefer and myself are staring at this guys fish tank. He's got many things he shouldn't have and we are bickering on the subject when one of the guys three fire shrimp comes out, puts it tail up in the water and jets a HUGE amount of baby shrimp into the water column. The fish started going crazy over the rare feast and the display was mesmerizing. It was so insane since only him and myself out of about a 100 people knew what was going on. Pretty sweet thing to witness.


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Old 12/25/2007, 06:25 PM   #2
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AFAIK, shrimps lay eggs that are attached to their swimerettes until they hatch. IME, the eggs hatch at night and nature understandably designed this to increase the survival of the brood in the wild. So, it is indeed rare sight to see a shrimp giving birth to live brood.


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Old 12/25/2007, 06:26 PM   #3
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What did he have in the tank?


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Old 12/26/2007, 02:58 PM   #4
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What did he have in the tank?
Yeah.


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Old 12/26/2007, 05:05 PM   #5
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corals, clams, arrowcrab, naso "90 gallon tank" THAT HE CRUSHED WITH LR THE DAY BEFORE so that was dead. sailfin, yellow tang, tomato clowns, perc clowns, 3 fireshrimp that I could see, cardinals, chromis, a dead royal gramma.

I mean other than the oddball problems the corals were all doing fine thanks to MH and chiller. Whoever he had set up the tank in equipment wise did ok with co2, calcium reactor, mh, chiller, actinics, skimmer. Just a few things that more experienced reefers would argue on.


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Old 12/26/2007, 05:16 PM   #6
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if i was a millionaire i would have at least a 500


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Old 12/26/2007, 05:18 PM   #7
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if i was a millionaire i would have at least a 500
If I was I would have one big enough to dive in. Well now I woke up relized it would never happen.


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Old 12/26/2007, 06:25 PM   #8
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I had a pair of Skunk cleaners that spawned 2x month. The tank would get filled with thousands of baby skunks that were promptly eaten by the fish and corals. It usually happened after the lights went off but happened when the actinics were on a couple of times. Wildlife Chronicles.

Oh, and the skunks?....Both became big annoying food thieves so I put a Flame Hawkfish in the tank. Adios, shrimp.


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Old 12/26/2007, 08:00 PM   #9
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Oh, and the skunks?....Both became big annoying food thieves so I put a Flame Hawkfish in the tank. Adios, shrimp.

That not very nice. So the next time you are hungry and eat something, Im gonna send a lion in to eat you.


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