Thursday, September 04, 2014

Supporting cast

I'm busy chasing amorous snails and spinny young 'uns. Meanwhile, here are a few more co-operative tank residents:

The only crab in the aquarium at the moment. She doesn't seem to mind.

Val, the big burrowing anemone. The other anemones, the little haliplanella lineatas, clone themselves constantly; she doesn't. She's a loner.

A few tiny acorn barnacles. The snails have eaten all their larger relatives.

5 comments:

  1. What an interesting aquarium this must be! Love your photos, Susannah.

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  2. Thanks, Bev! And thanks for the links.

    I loved your story of the hermits in the mail; that was quite a trip for them!

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  3. Love the wispy barnacle bits.

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  4. I love reading about your aquarium!!!

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  5. Crabs are most philosophical about solitude. Lobsters are gregarious.

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