Junior the Bimac?? Maybe...

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So I got the bimac? in today. It was SUPER tiny so I decided to call him Junior. I have a few pics I will post later tonight. Unfortunately I have the worlds worst camera so they aren't very good, plus hes so small it was hard to get a good shot.

Body wise he is about 1:2 or 1:3 mantel to arms. From tip to tip (swimming) I would say hes about an inch long. He is kind of neat looking with the way he movies... It took a long time for HP to swim in the tank and this little guy was in a critter carrier and just swimming around everywhere. I acclimated him for about 3 hours and put him in the tank. At first he wouldnt hide which worried me but so I turned on the lights (very low level light) and he went to hid in the rock I gave him.

I will post pics in a while.

Oh BTW because he is so small I worry about being able to care for him properly... if you have advice or worry that I am doing something wrong, PLEASE let me know. I am totally open to constructive criticism.
 

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Welcome to your new little buddy! I know with some of my small babies II kept them in a critter carrier for a little while, inside of the bigger tank as it was easy to feed them and there was no doubt they were eating. The one baby I had I hooked up a little cartridge bubble filter inside the keeper. Little Pumpkin I believe was the one! Anyway, sounds like you did good with acclimation. If you have some tiny crabs or shrimp, I would leave them in there for the baby to catch at first. Looking forward to pics! Is Junior the name of choice??
 
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Sorry these were the best I could do. Yes Junior is his name. I picked it cause hes so small. I will have some small mysis shrimp on Friday. I ordered from Paul when I realized just how small this little guy was. I will see about picking some up tomorrow just so I can try feeding him sooner. If I cant find any would it be bad to wait to feed him Friday?

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I was able to get mysis shrimp for Junior but I have some questions... Should I try and feed him directly or should I just let him hunt? I havent seen him since yesterday and I worry about stressing him out.
 
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Well today I went to check on Junior and as I expected he has escaped and is now in the main tank somewhere. Because he was so small I think its highly unlikely that he will survive. I was reading D's thread on her babies and after looking at her pictures of the ones that died they looked to be about the same size as the 2 week old babies.

I will hold out hope that he will find food on his own but if I cant find him I cant feed him. I will update more if anything changes.
 
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