it's going great,
just 7 stiches and tenatus shot (from working on the sump)
So, I finished the sump, and it's been runing since.
the under cabinet light burned out after 3 weeks, so I went with
the tank has cycled with 1 molly and 4 YT damsels.
now I'm just waiting on the LFS to get an octo in.
It was ordered last week, but never showed up.
perhaps next week.
Oh my...hehe...that's amusing. Here's this movie about a clownfish dad trying to rescue his son, captured for the aquarium trade, and people will now rush out to buy clownfish! hehe. I know, they're captive bred, and of course clownfish aren't sentient and sentimental like what's in the movie...just thought it a bit ironic...
I understand the frustration...I have had tanks set up before, for months...and you just keep waiting, and waiting and waiting....oh well...cephs are worth the wait! Guess it's time for another tank! :)
I have a Scorpion in my 37gal eclipse community tank, well, let me revise that- it was sold as a scorpion, but its actually a white-faced wasp fish and I LOVE the little guy! he has so much personality, he begs for food, perches like a goby, and doesn't mess with anyone. When he gets excited, his crest of spines goes up like a Cockatoo.
Currently he's in with a niger trigger and a small domino damsel. In the past has lived happily with a small dragon wrasse, a flame angel a volitan lion and a humu trigger.
I'll post a pic of him when I get home.
IF you can find one I really reccomend these guys, but BE CAREFUL: the small amount of info I could find said they pack a pretty good punch if ya get poked!
hey venom, I narrowed it down to a scorpaena notata.
I went into the LFS today, and was told I wouldn't be able to order the octo for about another month if I was lucky, (something about the master plan to take over the world or something)
So I'm happy about the decision.
hope you guy's wont kick me off the board now
scorpaena notata, Beautiful lil guys!
This is the small bit I know about them...
also called the "Small Red Scorpionfish" or the "Small Rockfish" really original on the common names huh?
They get up around 10"-11" and are supposed to be quite tasty
They are considered a good food source in thier native locales.
The venom is not supposed to be terribly strong, very painful, but few systemic effects from what I've read. It's also breaks down rapidly in heat- ie. if you get stung, immerse it in as hot of water as you can stand and it should help neutralize the venom quicker.
Congrats on the new guy!
I know how hard it is to look at an ready and empty tank waiting on an Octo. Mine sat empty for like 4 months waiting to get "octopied". If I didn't have 8 or 10 other tanks, I doubt I could have waited!