Coral & Goby ID's

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  1. ImAClown

    ImAClown

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    Hi !

    Can someone please id these for me :)

    1) These are zoanthids right ?
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    2) Maybe Palythoa
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    2) A goby ?
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    4) Another goby - bit different and smaller
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    Thanks!
     
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  3. Tony

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    Definately zoanthids of one type or another. The fish is a lawnmower blenny which is an algae eater. Just make sure he eats something as your tank looks algae free. You don't want the guy starving
     
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    kewl wher'd u get those zoos from ??? yup thats a lawnmower blenny ....
     
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    The lawnmower blennie in the 1st pic will take nori in the absence of growing algae. Try feed him a little:) They really are great fish, excelent charactors and do sterling work in our tanks :)

    the second guy also looks like a type of blennie, but not one i know. By the shape of the mouth i would suggest that it eats pods more than anything. But thats a guess at best!

    by the look of the tank its quite younge and not fully developed it cycles and or food that these fish would eat (pods and algae) so i would feed them carefully or they may well starve. Again a guess at best!
     
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  6. ImAClown

    ImAClown Thread Starter

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    Thanks, I'll get some algae growing !! The pics I took was with some new base rock in the background but I have around 18Kg's of LR. My tank is running for about 2years now :D

    W.r.t the ofther blennie, will it outcompete my mandarin with pods ? My mandarin is in there for more than just a year and I really don't wanna lose him :D
     
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    Like Crispin said, buy Norrie and feed him that. Put it a small piece in a veggie clip on a daily basis. Buy it at Woolies or P & P.
     
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    This is going to sound really stupid, but what is norrie ? I can't find anything on google.
     
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    Ah nevermind, it's that seaweed stuff :thumbup:
     
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    basically the same stuff they put around sushi...spelling might throw you off
     
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    spelling = nori
     
  12. Tony

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    Porphyra yezeonensis
     
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    cool tony imagine jamie oliver putting that in his recipe book....lots of confused cooks:lol:
     
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    Hey, I'm a chef:razz:. Class, just add some porphyra yezeonensis to your maki roll and give it a good twirl.
     
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    Sorry for the spelling :p - I must say that something looked funny...

    Anyway, it comes in packets with 10 sheets - not sure if you get more. Costs about R30 or so. Just keep it in a sealed container in the fridge after opening it. For one or 2 blennies you'll only need a small piece daily, like 5 x 5cm at the most. You should get a veggie klip at a LFS.
     
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    I got some nori, packed and priced just as Tobes said. The blennies ignore it straight, the tang and clown loves it though. :thumbup:
     
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    just give them some time...tang & clown might also have "chased them away"
     
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    Be careful of this seaweed as it has added starch content which is meant for human consumption.

    Probably used as a binding agent
     
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