- Nov 20, 2002
I was going to wait to announce Simon's arrival...named because 3 store workers with one in particular, who I am hoping will be joining our community soon, said he has an attitude, was very pissed off to be in a critter pen, greeted her every morning! I picked him up yesterday at 3pm and had finished acclimating by 8 pm last night. Very active, which at first worried me and was a reason I almost did not buy him. He was all over the critter pen in the store and while dripping I made sure the top of the bag was secure as he was swimming and pacing and all over the bag as he dripped. Upon entry into the tank it took him maybe 3 minutes to find the opening. Darted off to the back of my tank and promptly pounced on the large crab I had minutes ago tried to remove from the tank as I was worried it was too large. I got to take a couple pics and have been searching for him since. Di....I know very well that anticipation of the first sighting. I'm keeping fingers tightly crossed.....And size is mantle about 1 1/2 " and in the store I saw large eye spots with the gold around them.