Crab Pot and Drop net sessions

It was time again to give the hobby crab creel and the drop net a try to see what might turn up. The water in the Spiddal pier was very clear recently as it wasnt raining much so the river is fairly low which is nice because you can see whats going on on the…

Sandshifting Worm and Tank update

Time for an update, only where to start? First of all an update of how the tank looks after a few more rocks went in and the overflow box is installed. The whole system is now working with sump and return pump etc. All I need to do is fit the light permanently into the…

ID mistake

I made a mistake with the identification of my fish. They are actually Three-spined Sticklebacks and not Mackerel fry. A member of the irishfishkeepers.com forum pointed my in the right direction. Thanks Bullfrog. They only grow to 4-6cm so I might be able to hold on to them which is the good part. They seem…

Feeding time and Stock update

Foodwise I think everybody is happy enough. The Sandgobies always seem to have a bigger belly as when I caught them, the brown anemone has a big appetite on snails or hermits it seems and also the prawns always seem to have something in their stomachs. Even though I think all animals find enough food…

3 Rockpooling trips

Its time for an update as a lot has happened in the tank. I have been building the Hood and pipework in the back of the tank (see other post) so after I moved the tank back against the wall I was able to get started really filling up the tank with more rocks, seaweed…