|05/17/2012, 03:26 AM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Brisbane Australia
Brisbane area reef life collecting-recent trips.
Itís been another month or so and there have been a couple of trips for the Brisbane marine aquarium society-aandtsociety guys to research our waters on field trips and collect a few fish and inverts for our display tanks as well.
There are a few new club members that are keen on some fish and inverts for their tanks and are already starting to understand the relevance of searching for your own tank pets as to how educational it is to see how and where they live to begin the process of a better understanding of their aquarium pets.
The weather hasnít been kind in the early part of this time, it is normally not so good at the end of April any way, yet the times we went to the water it has been very nice, we try to plan to get the best, so far so good,
This little critter is quite common on the inside of the Islands in the south east.
We had a marine biologist in the local newspaper recently commenting on these and referred to them as stone fish, his field must have been algae,lol.
Caledonian stinger-inimicus caledonicus,hidden in sand waiting for a goat fish I scared away, no dinner for this revolting looking hunter!
The stinger encouraged from the sand for a pic.
Sabre toothed-fang blenny showing a fang,owch,would you look at that fang, several times I have had them slice my finger.
Looks like its lost one tooth and by past experience with them it doesnít take long to grow back and start tearing at fish again.
A nice saddle back chaetodon hanging around on a very nice trip in clear water.
This little dice box was held just for a pic,most of us have a at least one now.
The catch of the month has to be Mikeís lineatus surgeon he caught, these are not an easy fish to catch!!!!
Common but they just take off and you have to be prepared to give chase for quite a while at times.
These are such a nice blenny; the harp tail is a top fish for a reef tank.
This one is mimicked by a fang blenny.
A group of young latezonatus and dominoes get together once the camera is pointed at them, certainly not camera shy.
This is a female east coast meredithi,on the west coast the slightly different variation is called a personifer.
A turtle intent on getting some algae.
Some good times have been had as usual and lots of education on our marine relatives has been achieved.
South East Queensland Aquarium Society
Current Tank Info: 4 ,three foot tanks