The beasties in my aquarium have been busy these last few days, happy with a new batch of fuzzy eelgrass, cleaning barnacled clamshells, and taking care of their family responsibilities. (Mating, laying, and toting eggs.) I had a list of photos I needed to take: a shrimp eating bubble shell eggs, the one-sided crab cramming food into his mouth with one pincer, a huge, dark green amphipod, the leafy hornmouth snail growing wings, a three-armed starfish, and Barney, in his brand-new outfit.
|"Look, Ma, no barnacles!"|
|Barnacles and algae on his back|
|He's an inch across.|
|Eggs in aspic?|
|Nassa snail, balanced on the tip of a barnacled clamshell|
|Hydroids, Obelia sp. The hermits eat these as soon as they finish the diatom masses.|
And I still have four photos on my list. I'll try again tomorrow.