We have had so many changes in our fish tank recently. Some fish don’t last as long as others due to stress, changes in the water from the store tank where they were purchased or not compatible with other fish in our tank. We don’t always know if a fish will do well with other fish in our tank even after we check carefully with the store about that.
Since we lost a few fish we wanted to replace them with hardier fish. My husband purchased two new fish – a Sergeant Major, a Wrasse and a Sea Cucumber which cleans the bottom of the tank – a good thing to have. The Sea Cucumber is a weird-looking creature.
Here are some photos of the new additions.
There is a clown hiding inside the rocks down on the lower right hand side of the tank. Do you see him (orange & white stripes)?
Wrasse are fast swimmers and dart in and out of the rocks. They are fascinating to watch.
This trigger is not to be confused with clown fish. It is not a clown fish. It is aggressive and will take care of itself. The clown fish is territorial more than aggressive.
We have seven fish and a red sea cucumber now. One clown fish usually stays behind the rocks. I guess it’s her/his job to guard their territory in the tank. The clown fish are very territorial and will chase any other fish way from their place once they claim it. When we add new fish to the tank we have to make sure that the new additions are aggressive enough to stake their claim to being there.
The tank is once again full of healthy and vibrant fish. It’s a joy to see them happy, swimming around and getting along with their neighbors. Our tank is so large (95 gallons) that any fish added feel freer than they did in the smaller tanks in the store. I love to see them as they swim back and forth and check out all the nooks, crannies in the rocks to claim as their own when it is time to sleep. Fish do sleep but do not close their eyes. They become still and find a place to nest. We have different lights – day lights and night lights to train them when to sleep. Puffer sleeps during the day and is active at night – making him nocturnal. He finds a corner of the tank and rests on the equipment that helps to clean the tank.
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