Re: Man-eating SAEs

Kent Elliston wrote...

>Does anyone else experience this? My SAEs see me coming from clear across the
>room, and can't wait for me to stick my arm in the tank, which I do quite
>frequently of course. The second I stick my hand in, they attach themselves
>to my arm and start nibbling away. They're really pretty voracious about it,
>and it tickles. I've tried chasing them away, but to no avail. I've gotten
>used to having 'em stuck to my arm and hand the whole time it's in the tank,
>but it's a little wierd. I don't know if they like the salt on my arm, or
>they're munching on dead skin cells or what. Ideas? Experiences?

If the hair on your arm is red, they may be mistaking it for algae.
Next time try bleaching your arm before sticking it in the tank.

Dave Whittaker                       ac554 at FreeNet_Carleton.CA
Gloucester, Ontario                  dwhitt at magmacom_com