A quick summary of what is already posted as "Once-ler's journal" in the "journals and photos" thread. The Once-ler was a wild caught aculeatus that I bought from a LFS. I had her about 5 weeks before she began to "brood"- to me defined as time from last seen out of den to when the eggs hatched. The tank is a 54 gal bow front tank in the living room of my home. It is positioned to the side of a window with a southern exposure, and the tank receives both indirect sunlight and moonlight. The tank is illuminated with regular "actinic blue" and "super white" tube lights. acquired on- Sept. 9 began brooding- Oct. 14 (full moon) eggs hatched- Nov. 5 (first quarter moon) brooding time- 3 weeks temp- 78.2- 78.5F pH- fluctuated between 7.8 and 8.4 during brooding time nitrates, nitrites, ammonia- 0 I will make a different post for the "Dopplekreisl," there were some good lessons there! This will focus on the babies in the "parent tank," where I have had best luck so far. The babies have been kept at above parameters since hatching, 6 days ago. I have been feeding them baby brine shrimp and "Rotifeast," a food produced by Reef Nutrition that I got at a LFS. I have been feeding them 3-4 times a day. The tank also has a healthy population of copepods or similar critters. The babies have been observed eating brine shrimp in the water column, and can direct their swimming toward or away from something. They can rest on the bottom of the tank and begin swimming after time. They have been lost in macroalgae or live rock and then emerge later. The alternate between floating and swimming, and seem to purposely rest in an ascending stream of bubbles then descend for food, or just 'cause! More later, point out any information I haven't shared. Don't be shy to share ideas!!