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Alice, my first bandensis

spinycheek

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Picked Alice up at a LFS. I was planning on raising eggs, but I just couldn't resist. I've never actually seen one in a store. She's about 2 inches long so hopefully I'll get a few months with her.

 

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She's awesome! She's eating ghost shrimp at the moment, but I have saltwater shrimp in the mail. At night, she likes to sit near the surface and strike at floating bubbles, it's pretty funny. Trying to get her to eat frozen, but no luck yet.
 

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Thanks for the welcoming everyone!

She has settled in a lot. I gave her a shrimp this morning and she stalked it, just crawling over the rocks, then crouching behind them with only her eyes poking out. It reminded me of when my cat stalks bugs. When she finally decided to eat it, she swam up to it flashing black and white lines then snatched it up. All this was probably totally unnecessary, but I enjoyed watching it.

She's so much fun to interact with, she just watches and depending on how I move, she changes colors, textures and the orientation of her tentacles. I wish I knew what it all meant, but I'm starting to recognize the "I'm annoyed, get away from me" pattern.

I got more pics, I'll try to upload them soon.
 

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Here's some more pictures. She's dong great! Still eating grass shrimp, but I got her to take them out of tweezers, so next I'm going to try frozen grass shrimp from tweezers.







 

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