Hi, this is Sally Jo again. Pictures pictures and more pictures. I seem never to tire of this job of sharing the amazing beauty that a reef tank brings to each day. In this picture you can see several of our famous red leg hermit crabs fast at work.
We put them through a tough training session before passing them onto our customers :) I am so proud to report that they are in tanks all across the USA and have literally cleared tanks of hundreds of pounds of algae.
They are so fun to watch. They are so important because they not only clean the rocks, but they clean corals so that each polyp can come out and extend towards the light. Placing the janitors in your tank truly cuts down on the time you fuss with the tank which gives you so much more time to enjoy your reef aquarium.
This is a photograph of my now almost four-year-old reef. Notice the beautiful Pom Pom Xenia. I have had her in captivity for over 6 years, and I have propagated her hundreds of times. You can also see the Green Encrusting Montiporta and Palythoa in this picture. All of these animals were harvested from my oldest established reef tank. When you start propagation and farming Xenias are one of the best groups to begin with.