Blue ring experiences?

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I've just acclimatized my new, two inch maculosa and got really surprised when it almost instantly found and killed a small mantis shrimp in the live rock. Does anyone have any useful blue ring hints and tpis that I might have missed out on?

Yes, I am aware of the potential danger of keeping blue rings, but I've worked with saltwater aquariums as a wholesaler for 10+ years and have handled them and other species before. He/she is living in a thirty gallon aquraium with a classic Berlin setup, using oversized skimming, plenty of live rock and T5 lighting. :wink:
 

cthulhu77

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never had any problems with them, other than the really short life span by the time they reached America !!!

greg
 

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The one I knew was feisty, tempermental, and had a little bit of a Napoleon complex, how I got him and my expieriences with him are rather embarrassing. :oops:
 

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Hello. I recently bought a bro this past tuesday (8/9/05) but tonight (8/10/05), I observed that the bro had a sac of eggs. I could not see them initially because it was in a small container at the store and I really did not get a chance to observe it because it hid until tonight. I am going to contact the store I purchased it from to see how this situation gets resolved, but how long should I expect the bro to survive? Also, what should I do with the eggs? Thanks.

-Michael
 

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wow...you probably have another short term octo on your hands...seems to happen a lot with blue rings. Bummer.
As to what to do with the egg mass, you need to make a decision about venturing into octo rearing ($$$$$), or finding someone who does...best of luck !!!
Keep us posted !

greg
 

enjetek

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here goes a pic...
 

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Neogonodactylus

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It is fairly common for blue-rings to lay right after shipment. You don't say what species it is, but it takes H. lunulata a little over three weeks to hatch and the female usually dies within a week of hatching.

Roy
 
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