View Full Version : June 2014 POTM - Hungry Hungry Hippos!

06-03-2014, 05:58 AM
June 2014 POTM

This months subject: Feeding time! Let's see those pics of your fish or corals during feeding time! ( Yes, I know I said "Hippos" but I didn't mean just hippo tangs, or real hippos. Unless you have a hippo in your fish tank?? That would be awesome and I want to see pics of that too)

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Entries will be accepted until midnight on Thursday June 26th (ish), 2014.

Entries to be posted in this thread, if you have troubles posting please either pm or email me the photo and I will help you post it.

Voting to take place June 27th - June 29th (ish). .

Contest Rules are as follows:

1) You must follow the guidelines given for each contest.

2) ALL members including vendors can enter.

3) Photos should be submitted no larger than 1024 x 768 and a max ppi of 300.

4) The photo must be taken by you, and as long as it fits the subject you're in!

5) Each member can post as many pictures as they want, but only ONE can be entered. Please specify which one when posting multiple pictures or it will be chosen for you.

6) Photos that have previously won Photo of the Month can not be resubmitted for contest consideration.

7) Have Fun!

06-03-2014, 07:25 AM
Ill play
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad204/Slyguy00/Mobile%20Uploads/87A0069C-2FEC-4A62-97FF-2064CFC90EA5_zpsmgzm50it.jpg (http://s936.photobucket.com/user/Slyguy00/media/Mobile%20Uploads/87A0069C-2FEC-4A62-97FF-2064CFC90EA5_zpsmgzm50it.jpg.html)

06-03-2014, 01:53 PM
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/IMG-20120418-00123_zpsm7eacgbi.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/bilmaga/media/IMG-20120418-00123_zpsm7eacgbi.jpg.html)

06-03-2014, 03:44 PM

06-04-2014, 12:59 PM

06-06-2014, 01:09 AM
munching on a star!!

http://i924.photobucket.com/albums/ad85/reefwars/25g%20bonzai%20tree%20tank/c27bd106-520b-4a77-9d59-bb3d7e98eabd_zpsf32af67e.jpg (http://s924.photobucket.com/user/reefwars/media/25g%20bonzai%20tree%20tank/c27bd106-520b-4a77-9d59-bb3d7e98eabd_zpsf32af67e.jpg.html)

06-15-2014, 04:49 PM
Tried shrinking it down to size. Lost a little clarity though. Not eating prepared foods yet, but still getting nutrients from the yolk sack!

http://i1337.photobucket.com/albums/o664/DSpate/ScreenShot2014-06-15at1031_zps931c1908.png (http://s1337.photobucket.com/user/DSpate/media/ScreenShot2014-06-15at1031_zps931c1908.png.html)

06-15-2014, 05:36 PM
What are they?

06-15-2014, 05:38 PM
What are they?

Banggai Cardinals. My male has been eating the eggs recently, around a week after spawning, so I am currently trying to raise them in an egg tumbler.

06-15-2014, 05:38 PM
Very cool!

06-16-2014, 05:56 AM

.. and now back to our regularly scheduled program.

06-16-2014, 06:04 AM
lol! gets my vote!

06-16-2014, 06:12 AM
http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab158/IamTaipan/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/DSC08480_zpsd03c5ec1.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/IamTaipan/media/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/DSC08480_zpsd03c5ec1.jpg.html)

06-16-2014, 07:03 AM
Some more from my archives. Enjoy?.....

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab158/IamTaipan/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/DSC00828_zps11da370f.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/IamTaipan/media/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/DSC00828_zps11da370f.jpg.html)

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab158/IamTaipan/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/DSC00822_zps901ca878.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/IamTaipan/media/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/DSC00822_zps901ca878.jpg.html)

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab158/IamTaipan/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/DSC00480_zpsdf0727e6.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/IamTaipan/media/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/DSC00480_zpsdf0727e6.jpg.html)

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab158/IamTaipan/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/DSC06079_zps8976baea.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/IamTaipan/media/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/DSC06079_zps8976baea.jpg.html)

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab158/IamTaipan/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/DSC08480_zpsd03c5ec1.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/IamTaipan/media/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/DSC08480_zpsd03c5ec1.jpg.html)

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab158/IamTaipan/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/DSC08469_zpsca2ad83f.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/IamTaipan/media/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/DSC08469_zpsca2ad83f.jpg.html)

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab158/IamTaipan/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/DSC08177_zpse64215f2.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/IamTaipan/media/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/DSC08177_zpse64215f2.jpg.html)

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab158/IamTaipan/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/DSC08076_zps0aa1fab5.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/IamTaipan/media/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/DSC08076_zps0aa1fab5.jpg.html)

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab158/IamTaipan/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/DSC08465_zps0879afed.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/IamTaipan/media/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/DSC08465_zps0879afed.jpg.html)

06-16-2014, 07:10 AM
Aweome pics, that green scolly is sweet

06-16-2014, 07:19 AM
Thanks for the compliment. All pieces in my (former) display/collection have some type of "story" or sentiment.

This particular one was my first piece/choice from Canada Corals from their Grand Opening. :mrgreen: I walked around for at least an hour before settling on this one.

This is the "before" feeding picture:

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab158/IamTaipan/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/DSC00730_zpsd6dcf7dc.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/IamTaipan/media/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/DSC00730_zpsd6dcf7dc.jpg.html)

The colours of this particular scoly have become more robust over time and the orange/red striping has thicken. :mrgreen:

Below are pictures of it and another piece of mine as they are currently being cared for at an LFS while my new Display is being prepared:

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab158/IamTaipan/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/IMG_20140523_015544_zpse9cdf5d2.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/IamTaipan/media/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/IMG_20140523_015544_zpse9cdf5d2.jpg.html)

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab158/IamTaipan/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/IMG_20140523_014801_zps35ba4949.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/IamTaipan/media/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/IMG_20140523_014801_zps35ba4949.jpg.html)

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab158/IamTaipan/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/IMG_20140523_015557_zpsfef42d52.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/IamTaipan/media/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/IMG_20140523_015557_zpsfef42d52.jpg.html)

06-16-2014, 07:43 AM
You got some nice pieces there,Taipan.

06-16-2014, 08:47 AM

06-18-2014, 12:11 AM
Wheelman76.....VERY sexy Scoly :mrgreen:

I found one more "hungry" picture to add:

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab158/IamTaipan/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/IMG_20140617_110411_zps7bb29931.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/IamTaipan/media/Taipan%20120G%20Macro/IMG_20140617_110411_zps7bb29931.jpg.html)

06-18-2014, 01:09 AM
WOW !! Great photos everyone!

Just a reminder that for all you habitual mult-submitters (I won't name any names because you know who you are- RED), please PM or indicate in this thread which of the many awesome pics you would like to submit for POTM voting :-) If you don't let me know then I will pick my favourite one :-)

06-18-2014, 01:15 AM
Hi. My name is Red; habitual coral hoarder. I have a problem (one of many). Admitting I have a problem is the first step of a very long road ahead. I will leave any and all (current and future) submissions in contests to your "Kien" eye (unless otherwise noted). Thanks in advance. ;)

06-18-2014, 03:56 AM
kien pick the worst one so we all at least have chance at winning ;) (I just realized that they are all amazing :(

06-18-2014, 03:59 AM
kien pick the worst one so we all at least have chance at winning ;) (I just realized that they are all amazing :(

I did say I was going to pick my favourite, which actually could very well be the worst one :lol:

06-18-2014, 03:59 AM
This should have been called scolly feeding of the month lol

06-18-2014, 04:00 AM
This should have been called scolly feeding of the month lol

Seriously, what's up with that?! :lol:

06-18-2014, 10:26 AM
I have a soft spot for many things. Scolys, Anemones, Triggers, Euphyllia. Actually...my favourite picture (although perhaps not the best photogenically) is the Sargassum Trigger munching on some food. lol