Fr499y's 4 footer mixed reef - Was 3 foot - Now Pico! ( to be )

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Reply #15

I've got 4 mini-maxi's, had them since the beginning of the year, no issues as far as i can tell :) all the fish stay well away from them.

at the moment i only do weekly water changes of 20-30L, dose reef energy A&B, continuum magnesium and thats it :)

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Reply #16

See this on another firum and was shocked to see a mini - maxi eating it !!!

So keep an eye on yours !!

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Reply #17

Yes, I've seen quite a few stories of mini-maxis eating fish. Apparently they can anaesthetise them in some way.
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Reply #18

Surely the fish has got to be weak before hand. I can't see how a mini maxi would kill one off. Not saying it can't, just not sure how much I believe lol. I think the size of the fish, size of the mini maxi and what its eating has something to do with it.


Some feed them silversides and things like that which I wonder if that has anything to do with it? Mine eats frozen brine shrimp and pellets like the rest of the tank and no fish goes into the corner of the tank the mini maxi's call home.


Thanks for the heads up and I will keep my eye out on them, but like I said, so far over 6 months and no issues  :grin:

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Reply #19

All anemones kill and eat by paralysing the food. Their tentacles shoot spear-like nematocysts into the flesh of the pray, injecting a toxin. To a small creature, it'll be killed by it. The tentacles stick to the fish (as it's got spears into it) and draw the food to the mouth.

For people, anemone stings are either a small tingle if it's on the back of your hand/soft skin, or for more powerful anemones like tube anemones, carpet anemones (including mini-maxis) it can be like a bad nettle sting.
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Reply #20

interesting :) I've never felt or noticed anything when cleaning the tank near the mini maxi but they are VERY sticky!

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Reply #21

Added two true mexican turbos ( things are huge!! ) a nice two colour, three head frogspawn and a ickle star fish  :grin:  Pics to follow!

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Reply #22

Noticed the clam is still at the bottom of my hammer which was a surprise. I will be moving the frogspawn higher up once I've figured out what to put where.

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Reply #23

A very diverse tank, looks lovely.

Those true mexicans will deal with the GHA in no time. They'll metabolise it, poo it out and you can then water change out the resulting nutrients.  :glad:
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Reply #24

Thanks, Slowly getting there. Limiting myself to £100 a month to spend on the tank which is hard work lol.

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Reply #25

Well time to harvest the chaeto again! not bad for 12 days growth aye? Hand on bottom for scale, not far off the size of a football

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Reply #26

I pulled a load our of mine today it soon grows

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Reply #27

That it does! Going to DIY a refugium next year out of acrylic. Plans are not final but getting there  :grin:

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Reply #28

I'll take some cheato next time someone is harvesting, I'd pay too! :D
I should really sort this out!!

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Reply #29

I harvest a bag full like pictured on my for sale thread every couple of weeks it grows like mad in mine.

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