The Lightning Project

The ongoing saga of the PNG Lightning Maroon Clownfish breeding project.

Browsing Posts published in March, 2011

Just before heading out of town to speak at PNWMAS in Portland, Tal Sweet and I had the opportunity to do an interview with Kevin Erickson for MASNA Live.  The main thrust of the podcast is the MBI and MBI Workshop, but the Lightning Project got a little sidebar early in the interview.  Always fun […]

This is why aquarists don’t like going out of town: And yet, I still have an upcoming trip to talk at PNWMAS this weekend.  Since I am only now really recovered from  truly abnormal overtime (I think I worked a month’s worth of hours in the first half of the month?) I figured I at […]

Apparently the Lightning Maroon thinks it is a better decorator than me.  With the help of its three Turbo snail buddies, every frag in the tank is getting tossed around, overturned, and generally abused.  The Lightning has taken a shining to an Aussie Green Goniopora frag, but frankly this Goniopora isn’t big enough to host […]

Pretty straightforward.  It’s been 5 days since I came home and panicked at a missing Lightning Maroon.  I honestly couldn’t bear to take pictures of it all shredded up, but thankfully most has healed and it is only the spine dorsal damage that remains…will it heal is anyone’s guess. I’ve been “practicing” pairing Maroons in […]

It’s now 1:00 AM on March 2nd.  The reason you hadn’t heard about the February 28th planned move of the Lightning Maroon into the new final digs is that it didn’t happen yet.  Short and sweet – left Thursday for Dallas and Next Wave (put on by DFWMAS).  The plan was to be back on […]