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Check out this little cutie,it was collected in some of the most discusting conditions as an accident while getting feeder shrimp at day light this morning,lots of fun at the low tide mud flats,but it was discustingly cold and dark and muddy.

It went into a tank,sat still for a while than had a go at one of the boxer feeder shrimp in the tank for the lion fish.

At the moment the peppermint shrimps are doing very well now that the algea bacteria combo food for the boxer shrimp has dropped away so they are taking over,they were every where.

The boxer shrimp and them don't get on,so once the boxers numbers drop,the peps are in big numbers,it's the same year after year.well since the late 70s any way.

A little red ocy was caught as well,same as last time,they may fight i don't know they are in the same tank now,lots of hiding spots, the new one escaped through the holes in its container before a pic could be taken.

The pic is before the squid was put into a tank and the video is around 3 hours after it went in.




 

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I hope it doesn't end up like the flambouyant collected last year,it killed one the lion fish in there with it,it went to another clubby after that.

I checked it about 30 mins ago and it seems to not b bothering the lions in there.
 

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That's a shame. I had no idea that anything was predatory on the lion fish. We have lion fish spreading up the east coast. They are worried that they will take over from our native fishes.
 

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I herd about that,we just had a massive influx of lions this season as well.

There may need to be some culling as the commercial guys don't seem to be taking enough to keep them down either,i have herd the market is a wash with them at the moment.

The reef tank popularity trend these days and most of the lions predators killed off means bad times for the other fish that will try get a foot hold in the next season.
 
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