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04-07-2015, 01:15 AM
April 2015 POTM

This month's subject: Myka's Choice ! April shows bring May flowers! (which actually has nothing to do with this month's POTM subject BTW) So that there is no confusion, for April the first picture that Myka posts will set the theme for the month!

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Entries will be accepted until midnight on Sunday April 30th (ish), 2015.

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 once the submission thread has been closed. .

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) Please do not solicit votes from random forum members. This is bad netiquette and is frowned upon.

8) Have Fun!

04-07-2015, 01:50 AM
Come on Mindy - your loyal subjects are waiting for your subject although we hope it's not too subjective. :biggrin:

04-07-2015, 03:41 AM
Subjective is good, but 'reef related' would probably be better

04-07-2015, 09:50 AM
Haha!! Ok, the subject is "Squatters! ". Critters that are "in" something. Try to be more creative than anemones and Clownfish. :p

It took me this long to talk Tapatalk into posting this for me - I'm not at home. :)


04-08-2015, 12:13 AM
May flowers :D

04-08-2015, 01:27 AM
May flowers :D

Lol...nice pic. but you should have kept reading after the "may flowers" part

04-08-2015, 03:57 AM
Does this count? Their sorta squatting.. Or hitchhiking... 1 Limpet squatting off another that's squatting of a Star Astrea snail?


04-08-2015, 04:13 AM
Awesome topic idea Mindy!

Can you spot my coral squatter ?!


04-08-2015, 04:16 AM
Or how about these two squatters ??


04-08-2015, 04:23 AM
Two Spot Blenny

04-08-2015, 04:49 AM
Brittle stars overrunning a gorgonian coral in a reef in Puerto Vallarta.
Definite squatters!

Added this shot for perspective.

04-08-2015, 05:16 AM
^ WOW!

04-08-2015, 05:21 AM
I don't have any fancy camera gear ... but I'll try again


04-08-2015, 05:29 AM
.....Haha!! Ok, the subject is "Squatters! ". Critters that are "in" something. Try to be more creative than anemones and Clownfish. :p .....

.....What about a pair of clownfish "squatting" in an anemone that is "squatting" in a clam shell? ;) .....

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab158/IamTaipan/Anemone%20Collection/DSC07651_zps7a6f3158.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/IamTaipan/media/Anemone%20Collection/DSC07651_zps7a6f3158.jpg.html)

04-08-2015, 06:06 AM
^haha, nice one Red!

04-08-2015, 07:19 AM
I may have to stop playing as my pics just don't seem to compare .. ever :smile:

04-08-2015, 01:43 PM
I may have to stop playing as my pics just don't seem to compare .. ever :smile:

Now where's the fun in that? :-). Share! Don't compare!

04-08-2015, 02:25 PM
I may have to stop playing as my pics just don't seem to compare .. ever :smile:

Ya, like my pic is super awesome. It's just a cell pic. :lol:

04-08-2015, 04:49 PM
http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii86/Flatlander_photos/bubbleclowns.jpg (http://s262.photobucket.com/user/Flatlander_photos/media/bubbleclowns.jpg.html)

04-08-2015, 09:50 PM
Here is an old one of my long gong Bi-colour Blenny

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v447/Dearth01/010_zpsa56bf37f.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Dearth01/media/010_zpsa56bf37f.jpg.html)

04-10-2015, 01:02 PM
It's a snail orgy, or a snorgy!


04-11-2015, 02:40 AM
clown goby in neon clove polyp colony, with pipefish photobomb

http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah74/rosko21/DSC_04592_zpsme9pslfm.jpg (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/rosko21/media/DSC_04592_zpsme9pslfm.jpg.html)

04-11-2015, 03:48 AM
Some dandys for this month. This will be my first submission for potm and the picture is from a few years back. Such a cool idea for a theme from Mindy though & I have something that qualifies. Out of focus & hair algae all over, but here it is FWIW.

A small blue legged hermy squatting (more like hitching a ride) on a huge white spot hermy. The "squat" wasn't all that long, but what the hey, it was what it was. The white spot is long gone. Although it was the greatest sand sifter I ever had, it grew too large and when it wasn't sifting sand, it was a roaming wrecking machine. I returned it to the LFS. Besides the havoc it was wreaking in my tank, it was getting difficult finding large enough shells for it to grow into!

https://tsl4pa.bl3301.livefilestore.com/y2pVHRpz3JqelN30a6MN_Sa1nJltkkFMPzQ3nSSk8EU4Gq-vcLOvy5N2ZWFD3IzfXNjl0g7OTOTKa2lFyCttSbPve6NpsxJAx fBY3fhf_VIMIAPFk4RVPBjqqMbYe3ZtER9/P1010422a.JPG?psid=1

04-14-2015, 07:53 AM
This clown is literally "squatting" on my brain coral.

They love how soft and fluffy the brain coral is and literally "squat" on it to sleep.

They love to "squat" on the brain and wait to get fed.


04-14-2015, 06:27 PM
Snapped this just now. Rocky Balboa is always ready for a glam-shot


04-14-2015, 07:41 PM

Pretty typical but I've always really liked this photo.

04-16-2015, 04:27 PM
found this little squatter this morning , like a soft fluffy pillow ride!!!


http://i1374.photobucket.com/albums/ag409/polypz/506549ee-71cb-4b83-bb36-a164074607e7_zpscyzmig5p.jpg (http://s1374.photobucket.com/user/polypz/media/506549ee-71cb-4b83-bb36-a164074607e7_zpscyzmig5p.jpg.html)

Skimmer Juice
04-16-2015, 04:41 PM
cool pic Ruth , dont think I have seen a nem crab chilling in dendro before I like it :biggrin:

04-16-2015, 05:03 PM
cool pic Ruth , dont think I have seen a nem crab chilling in dendro before I like it :biggrin:

Haha yea we spotted him just chilling out this morning, he is a neat little crab, thanks Cody :mrgreen:

04-16-2015, 05:07 PM
Old pic but my lawnmower Benny loved to lounge in the toadstool. He did this on a regular basis

http://i998.photobucket.com/albums/af103/lockrookie/first%20tank/snug.jpg (http://s998.photobucket.com/user/lockrookie/media/first%20tank/snug.jpg.html)

misty s
04-20-2015, 12:04 AM
My clown goby squatting in my fuzzy shrooms


04-20-2015, 12:41 AM
http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad204/Slyguy00/Mobile%20Uploads/PSX_20150419_163354_zpsmbi5uooz.jpg (http://s936.photobucket.com/user/Slyguy00/media/Mobile%20Uploads/PSX_20150419_163354_zpsmbi5uooz.jpg.html)