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Thomas Jr Update

Black96WS6

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Hi gang,

For those that are interested, I'll try and post periodic updates on Thomas Jr and those that are currently octo-less can live vicariously through me until you get one :wink: .

Thomas Jr has moved from the back right corner to the front left area of the aquarium.

He's taken up residence inbetween a smaller piece of live rock and the pink vase.

Sand can be seen flying occasionally as Thomas appears to be digging out a den. I could make out his mantle and eye looking at me through a small space between the rock and the vase, so he can see out just fine. We'll see if it will be his home for awhile until he gets bigger.

I was able to hand feed him a small piece of uncooked frozen white shrimp. I wasn't sure it would be enough until it got close to him, keep forgetting how small he is. The piece was about as big as his mantle, but he appeared to have eaten it before I went to work!

Also this morning when he first came out after I turned the tank lights on, he saw me while crawling from right to left to get to his new den and put on another amazing display of color changes. I can only imagine the thoughts he's thinking! :smile:
 

aximbigfan

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good to know that tom is doing good! do you tink that maybe the mantis shrimp may have also helped tom eat the white shrimp?


chris
 

Black96WS6

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aximbigfan said:
good to know that tom is doing good! do you tink that maybe the mantis shrimp may have also helped tom eat the white shrimp?


chris
I removed a huge piece of live rock where the mantis lived in order to get rid of him.

I tried flushing him out of it and using a freshwater dip and then planned on taking him to the local fish store, but he wouldn't come out of his hole in the rock, so the rock is in a sealed bag outside of the aquarium. I'm sure the mantis must be dead by now, however I'm not even going to risk putting it back in with a baby octopus in there! It's a shame but Thomas Jr is way too small to take on a mantis!
 

aximbigfan

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Black96WS6 said:
I removed a huge piece of live rock where the mantis lived in order to get rid of him.

I tried flushing him out of it and using a freshwater dip and then planned on taking him to the local fish store, but he wouldn't come out of his hole in the rock, so the rock is in a sealed bag outside of the aquarium. I'm sure the mantis must be dead by now, however I'm not even going to risk putting it back in with a baby octopus in there! It's a shame but Thomas Jr is way too small to take on a mantis!
o. maybe, if the mantis is still alive you can put him in a seperate tank and wait for tom to grow bigger. then let tom havea meal of mantis.


chris
 

Black96WS6

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So far Thomas Jr is doing well! He's moved on from hanging out under the vase, I guess it was a temporary thing...
 

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