Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Our New Aquarium: Post #3

It was hard to wait a full two weeks after adding those last three fish, so we added another after only ten days. It's a diamond gobe, who's into sand sifting. He scoops up sand, cleans the algae from it, then it comes out through his gills. We appropriately named him Scooby.

Scooby immediately got to work building himself a home. He likes the ship, apparently, and scooped out a section under the bow. Here he is digging out rocks (crushed coral) from under the ship...

...and spitting it back out into a neat pile.

By the time he was done, he didn't have just a pile...he built an entire fort! On the next photo, I've marked the perimeter and the entryway so you can see it better.
After that, we didn't see him for a whole day or more. We hardly ever see him...he's even more skittish than Spike.

Speaking of Spike, he rarely gets moody anymore. He even eats from our hand! I'll get a picture of that later.

And speaking of the ship...nuts to all you reefers who don't like fake objects in an aquarium. All our fish love it! The shrimp have made it their home, and the fish swim through for a cleaning now and then. The fish will also hide there when spooked.

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