So, we weren't able to upgrade Luau's tank as we would have liked too. With losing the walk in closet space, we had to downsize and I had to not get a whole new tank. But, I do have a stand, to where I can upgrade his tank and maybe just use the 20 as a refugium for the big tank.
When doing water changes on my tanks today, Denzil and I noticed that we can totally see the difference in Yoshi's growth: she's bigger, more healthier looking, and is super personable, than when we first got her. With Luau, his growth is more difficult to determine: he's long and lean, and he was about 1.25" when I got him from Pufftastic. I think he's now about 1.75" (can't measure accurately, because if anything other than your face gets close to the tank, he starts pacing immediately). He's still super personable as the day we got him (Pufftastic took excellent care of him), even more so now that he's out in the living room where he can see us all the time, he seems happy, loves to explore and catch the ghost shrimp that I put in there, and as handsome as can be. He's in a 20 gallon tank and has plenty to do. Do F8s vs GSP tend to grow slower? Do you think a bigger tank would help? Any suggestions? Not working with a ton of space, so as much as I would love to buy a 72gallon for Yoshi to put Luau in the 60, I just can't do it. Biggest I can do I think is somewhere along the lines of a 28 or 32 gallon bow or maybe just a regular 29 gallon tank. I just want to make sure that I am not doing anything that will stunt him in the long run and do what's right for him. Thanks for your input!
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on Fri Mar 02, 2012 1:54 am, edited 1 time in total.
5.5g: Pond snails
5.5g: Red Cherry Shrimp and Rams
10g: PZ the Pee Wee (DP), Ghost shrimp, Otos x3
36g: Luau the F8, Zebra nerites x8, sometimes a herd of ghost shrimp for food
60g: Perches the starry blenny, 1 watchman goby Snaps the l.c. hermit, 2 emerald crabs, 1 red crab, 2 turbos, 7 asteas, 2 nerites, 2 clown gobies and 2 firefish gobies (upgrading to a 90 gallon reef)
RIP Yoshi, you are dearly missed <3