Monday, April 6, 2009
In addition to the maritime battles that I observe in the reef, posted last week, I took a few more shots of the conflicts at sea.
The Purple Clawed Bulls-eye Shrimp lets nothing infringe on his territory.
A strange set of unrelated events led to this confrontation, that I shot hours later.
I had noticed a rotting of flesh on one of my Candy-cane Corals & removed it from the reef to excise the diseased/damaged part of it. While I had it in my hand, I was surprised by an Emerald Crab scuttling across my hand.
I had not known it was in the coral structure.
I immediately opened the top of the tank & flipped the crab back in, where it landed near the Shrimp`s territory.
I proceeded to treat the diseased coral & hopefully I did a good job.
Later, I witnessed the conflict I instigated.
I do not create conflicts purposefully.
Over at Planet Earth, a reminder of what a Cockney`d accented lady suggested to me, a long time ago.
Have a nice day & don`t let laughter get in the way of your smiles.