Soft Coral Mantis Mound
A soft coral lagoon, this aquarium houses our beloved Harlequin filefish & "Little Debbie" our resident mantis shrimp. If you don't see her today, don't fret. Like many true Portlanders, Little Debbie sometimes indulges in spells of deep reclusion, punctuated by moments of obnoxious extroversion & frenetic performance.
One-Spot Foxface Rabbitfish (Siganus unimaculatus) - This fish is pleasant & quiet. She is good to have around, in part because she eats macroalgae whenever she gets the chance, which keeps it from getting ugly & annoying. If you were a reasonable fish, you'd have no cause to start trouble with her, but if you did, look out! Venomous spines.
Longnose Hawkfish (Oxycirrhites typus) - Lots of personality here. This fish mostly hangs out perched on the pink Gorgonia in this tank waiting for something interesting to happen. This fish is a proper predator & is quick to swoop if it sees a tasty little crustacean or tiny fish come cruising by.
Harlequin Filefish (Oxymonacanthus longirostris) - This fish is very special. Thought to be nearly impossible to keep, this fish has been thriving in the Moloko reef for over 2 years. Harlequin Filefish are like hummingbirds of the reef, as they hover over Acropora colonies eating polyps, small crustaceans, & tiny anemones. Their wild coloration helps them blend in with the crazy covers of the corals on which they live. This particular fish buzzes about pretty indifferent to its tankmates. Sleeps hovering with it's nose facing straight down at night.
Purple Spot Mantis Shrimp (Gonodactylus smithii)
Micro Blue Leg Hermit Crabs (Clibanarius tricolor)
Polychaete Worms (Polychaeta sp.)
Mexican Turbo Snail (Turbo fluctuosus)
Astraea Snails (Astraea tecta)
Micro Brittle Stars (Ophiuridea sp.)
Micro Asterina Stars (Asterina sp.)
Aiptasia Anemones (Aiptasia sp.)
Majano anemone (Anemonia majano)Bubbletip Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor)