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Probably an o. mercatis, it's for sale at www.caribbeancreatures.com .
They list it as an o. joubini, but Dr. James Wood says it's a mercatis. :smile:
 
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Which could mean they have even a shorter time with you. With typically a 4-6 month life span, the stronger healthier mercatoris mostly are not the ones mosty captured for sale.

I want to start a mercatoris captive breeding program due to these facts. Will keep you in mind as it progresses. However, in the interim I have decided on a baby bimac. To many possitive for these wonderful creatures to not enjoy the company of one.

How large of a tank do you plan on or currently have?
 

joel_ang

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What neptune said is right, When you get them they could be full grown aldults which is bad news. Unless you can get a male and a female and hope that they will mate. :smile:
 

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