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Captive-Bred Yellow Tang, Reef Nutrition TDO Pellets and other fun

I'm so excited!  My friend, Jen Lowy (she owns Colchester Pet in Colchester, Connecticut) is a captive-bred/aquaculture junkie.  She recently got 5 captive-bred yellow tangs in and I had been hoping there would still be one left by the time my and was ready for fish.  Guess what? Thursday night, I went and picked up Amelia, my captive-bred yellow tang.


Sidenote: yes, I name my fish.  Well, most of them anyway.  I also name some inverts.  I at one point had a fighting conch named Sparky.  Then I had another called Sparky deuce.  I stopped naming snails and conchs.  

Back to Amelia the tang.  I brought her home, acclimated her, dumped her in the tank and closed one eye, hoping for the best.  The first two weeks after adding fish in my opinion are the worst.  You just never know what can happen.  Well, Amelia stayed hidden the first night but by morning, she was out and about.

About 3-4 months ago, I had started feeding Reef Nutrition TDO pellets.  My fish love this food - and honestly, the coloring difference I saw in one of my clowns after eating the food for only 3 weeks was pretty amazing.  So, I decided to see if Amelia would eat some TDO.  Guess what?  She loved it.  She gobbled it right up.  That's when I breathed a sigh of relief that she was eating.  Here's a photo of her swimming around today near my two maxima clams and the rasta zoanthids: 


My friend, Mike, gave me this awesome bounce mushroom a few weeks ago and it sure gets fluffy!  Figured I needed another coral photo in here.


Thanks for following along! Next post will be about the new fish I brought home today!