Durzo - A. aculeatus

iAlex

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He's definitely been more social these past few days. When I get home from work (a little after 7), he has been out crawling across the glass. Before it was more like 9 or 10 before he would come out all the way. He pounced on a fiddler tonight as soon as it hit the bottom of the tank when before he would slowly hunt it when he was alone. I'll try to get a video next time I feed him a fiddler.

Video from last night from feeding him a shrimp:
 

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Durzo seems to be the most energetic of this species we have seen in an aquarium (at least in a long time). This, in addition to his size makes me hope that he is a young and will be with you longer than what has been typical. He also seems to show more of the looks we have seen in in situ videos and I am wondering if that is because he is male where so many of the others have been female.
 

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He seems to be perfect for me at least, he only seems to come out whenever I am home and paying attention to the tanks. From what I can tell, he doesn't seem to be crawling out on the rocks much: he is either poking his eyes out of his den or crawling on the glass or sand. He still is scared of my hand, so no interaction yet.

Do you happen to know how long most of the ones from LA last for others? I think we're almost at three months. :sly:
 

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That does not seem possible but June 12 was your first post date. Three months or less is often the case and then they lay eggs. Sometimes it is only a few weeks. I have tried twice to keep one and ended up with a great little macropus and one of the small nocturnals. Puddles lived 4 months (it seemed like longer) but Espy was only with me a month one. Both appeared to die of normal senescence.
 

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I was kind of hoping for a Puddles of my own when I ordered him because it would have been perfect hours for my summer schedule.... :roll:
 

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Dinner Time!


 

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Yeah, I'm working on it. I wanted to get a close up, but it was still zoomed in blah blah blah, it'll be better next time. :lol:
 

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First contact!
I decided to try and hand feed him a shrimp today instead of using the stick, and he grabbed my hand and tried to pull it towards him. For a little guy, he's got some strength. :lol:
 

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