The Mithrax are working, eating up the Valonias...
by, 01-10-2011 at 07:17 PM (1149 Views)
Yes, they have been hungry and stuffing their bellies with Valonias, GHA and apparently some Coraline algae (I had some green Coraline, if that exists, which is disappearing).
Look at this rock, can you see that it has some sections clearly free of Valonias with white rock showing, right beside sections infested with it? They were not like that a few weeks ago... too bad I don't have an exact same picture to compare, but I'm sure this rock had more Valonias on it, and less with purple white sections.
Same thing here (the clear section is a little out of focus, but the whole "peninsula" was covered with Valonias or GHA):
And here (you can see the path the crab took through the Valonia field in this one):
I've seen them in action a few times now, in one of them removing a small chunk of Valonias and then gradually working on it until it was all eaten.
I don't have pictures, but, the rock with red bubble algae also has some clear sections now, so it seems at least one of them also finds red bubble algae yummy.
Good jobs fellas! Keep eating!