Alice's New Home

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  1. Eagleray

    Eagleray Blue Ring Registered

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    We have moved Alice into her new home. Tim was off work today, so during the day, he moved all of her rock into the new tank. She put up a fight for her rock, though. He was saying that every time he went to move a rock, she would grab it and play (fight) over it. He finally got all the rock transfered. When I got home, we talked about moving her some more. I placed a shrimp into a big bad and she went right in. We were congratulating ourselves on the seemless transition. While we were getting her used to the new water, I was holding the bag, and we were getting her used to the temp first, and she was trying to break out of the bag. after about 1 mnute of her pushing on all parts of the bag, she got a tentacle through where I was holding it, and totally pushed my hand away. She got out of the bag and into the new tank. No acclimation. I was so nervous about her adjusting to the new tank, but she immediately touched all the new rock and dug herself a new den. I find it interesting that she dug a den behind the same rock as her den in the old tank. We just fed her, and she seems to be doing great. We are actually seeing a lot of new colors, which is awesome. We are very excited! Thing went well, and she seems to be doing great. Pictures will follow!
    Thanks for everything
    Tim and Beth
     
  2. NickA5582

    NickA5582 Sepia elegans Registered

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    Glad to hear it went well and can't wait for the new pics! :)
     
  3. Burstsovenergy24

    Burstsovenergy24 Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Good to know it went well! :D
     
  4. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    This is good news - you made the transition without a terrible struggle. Alice must like her new, much larger home. She must recognize all her rocks!
    Have you ever figured out what species Alice is?
    Looking forward to the pics...

    Nancy
     
  5. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    Good News!!!

    well done :) its never easy moving them
     
  6. joel_ang

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    Well most of the time anyway. She certainly was anxious to see her new home. Congrats that she didn't put up a fight.
     
  7. corw314

    corw314 Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Excellent!!! So glad Alices move went well!!! How is she this morning?

    Carol
     
  8. neptune

    neptune Haliphron Atlanticus Registered

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    :mrgreen: thats so cool she is adapted so quickly, I am sure the familiarity has to help somewhat.
     
  9. Eagleray

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    I was up first thing this morning to check on her. She is doing great. She was out when I got us, and followed me as I walked around the tank. She is trying to catch the damsels in there, but hasn't accomplished it yet. I am absolutely amazed at the new spectrum of colors that she is showing. A friend said that it was hard in the small tank to really see how beautiful she is, but now it's out there. I am so happy for her. Party next weekend!
     

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