NYX is passing from juvenile to sub-adult... and with that comes the true nature of an Angel... His territorial instincts are starting to overwhelm him... This caused us many headaches in 2018. Trying to find compatible tank mates was to say the least difficult. Same with Corals... So we'll sum this up short and sweet: The first few months: Zippy (Stenopus hispidus) went along fine until it started stealing the Rhodactis leftovers. NYX considers them part of his territory. It got worse when Zippy tried to snatch the SBMarine Marinara Puree from him... Lesson learned: Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus doesn't tolerate shrimps even very large ones.
His tank was covered with Sabelas of which he became fond and in three months he cleared them all, which is good ! We're glad NYX gets a treat now and then :) .
We now have three types of Corals that we know for a fact NYX will never destroy: Rhodactis - Discosoma - Anthelia. So the Anthelia colony from the EOS tank was added to the existing frag. In order to see them prosper the lighting set up will be upgraded to 10,000 Kelvin CFL bulbs.
These Nudibranch appeared in the EOS tank in 2017... and started disappearing in 2018 when ZIP (Stenopus hispidus) developped a taste for them... We then siphoned a few specimens in the Smooch tank... and later added a few to the NYX tank. They have been there several months and NYX doesn't even bother with them... Good News !