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  1. sihaya

    The Thread Killer

    I can't believe this thread is still alive!
  2. sihaya

    Eat your vegetables!

    Also funny - my husband has a tendency to steal sheets of Nori from under the aquarium and eat them while he watches the fish. The yellow tang paces in front of him when he does this. I told him once, "he knows you're eating his Nori." My husband said "oh come on... they're not that smart."...
  3. sihaya

    Eat your vegetables!

    Well, now that's entirely different, your file fish was just waiting for you to season and tenderize them properly. :lol:
  4. sihaya

    Eat your vegetables!

    Thanks, but it was entirely unintentional on my part. I only wish I could say I actually thought of putting another tang in there as a strategy.
  5. sihaya

    Eat your vegetables!

    That's even better! -lol These stories might suggest that the phenomenon of "I don't want it until someone else wants it" runs deep in our evolutionary history. ;)
  6. sihaya

    Eat your vegetables!

    I have an amusing story to tell... I have this royal blue tang who refused to eat any kind of vegetable matter. Weird, I know. But I swear, it wouldn't eat Nori or any other kind of seaweed. I even tried to trick it into eating it by soaking it in juices from meaty food. I even tried soaking...
  7. sihaya

    Powder Blue Tang - White Spot

    Sounds like a good method. It's more work than I'd ever do just for a new fish. But I will likely try to use it, or something like it, if I ever have a sick fish or tank-wide outbreak of something I couldn't fix with the diatom powder. Thanks for directing me to it. :)
  8. sihaya

    Powder Blue Tang - White Spot

    I've never done it this way -- but I believe you if you way that it works. I don't see why it wouldn't work (assuming you're completely changing out the water every day). Re Using Nets: While I don't have any data that would support our opposition to nets -- but it seems like common sense...
  9. sihaya

    Powder Blue Tang - White Spot

    I agree with your comment regarding netting. I personally think it should be avoided at all costs. When I worked at a LFS, we weren't even allowed to net marine fish!! We had to scoop them with one of those clear plastic boxes. And those damsels are indeed gorgeous. :-D
  10. sihaya

    Powder Blue Tang - White Spot

    Haha... it's so funny, I was going to add an exception to my little narrative for people who maintain constant, full-system QTs, but I ran out of steam at the end. You guys make up a special group of "serious QT-ers." ;) But the exception would have only applied to QT-ing in general -- not to...
  11. sihaya

    Powder Blue Tang - White Spot

    Ok- first off, let's not beat up on this guy/gal because they didn't quarantine. Personally, I have my doubts as to if quarantining fish from LFS is really as important as popular opinion claims it is (at least when it comes to preventing ich). Here's why: 1) Quarantining fish is not...
  12. sihaya

    'White Swirls' Tank Glass & Overflow'

    I can't tell from the pics... do any of these white circles have red feathery things coming out of them?
  13. sihaya

    Algae control

    And I also agree with Irie, more often than not, the best solution is just a little elbow grease. There's no shame in dealing with algae problems with your own two hands. ;-) Manual nutrient export is a tried and true method, even if it's not as we'd like.
  14. sihaya

    Algae control

    Sorry for the delay in responding, for what it's worth, I agree with many of the suggestions of these veteran Aquarists. 1) I'd do away with the bioballs. They work in some systems, but not in others. 2) herbivorous fish can help and might be with a try. I also would say that algae growth...
  15. sihaya

    Roberta the Oyster Crab - Day 14

    Given how much the eggs have grown since I found her, I think that if she survives long enough the eggs are certain to hatch. The chances of the "larvae" surviving more than a few seconds in a tank full of baby cardinal fish is probably 0 to none.
  16. sihaya

    Roberta the Oyster Crab - Day 14

    This is fascinating... she has eggs now. I don't even know what she's eating.
  17. sihaya

    Sun Polyp Coral

    yeah... please post a pic. That's weird that it turned green. That makes me wonder if it was dyed.
  18. sihaya

    Guess what this is...

    Bingo! Now who wants to make bets on how long it will live outside the oyster my husband found it in? :-)
  19. sihaya

    Guess what this is...

    I had to Google tanner crab... but no, not a tanner crab. This thing is likely full grown at 3cm.
  20. sihaya

    Guess what this is...

    LMAO And now it's official...I can't eat her, she has a name.
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