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Squishy is here!

shannen74

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Hey guys,

Just so excited, we got Squishy in the mail today. She is so cute, I can hardly stand it. I'm actually kinda grossing myself out with how candy-coated sticky sweet I feel about this octo. I knew she'd be tiny, but I guess I didn't KNOW it 'cause I'm just amazed at the coordination & color-shifting if such a tiny critter. We acclimated her, and kept her in the bowl a little extra time to watch her 'cause we knew we wouldn't see her for a coupla days. She already thinks she's a great huntress, locating and clinging to hermit crabs, but she hasn't quite figured out how to sweet-talk them out of their shells yet.

We will post pics as soon as she comes out long enough for us to take some.

Cheers.
Shannen
 

Nancy

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Congratulations on the arrival of Squishy! (Like that name, too).
I'm sure you'll spend many happy hours watching her grow up!
Look forward to the pics!

Nancy
 

Jean

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Hi Shannen,

Can't wait to see those pics, they might eliminate the image I have of squishy sitting on a hermit shell gently waving her arms and sweet talking the crab with:

"come on out honey.....it's all right I wouldn't really hurt you!"

:heee:

Course maybe she's taken the pledge like Brucie the Shark in "Nemo"

Anyhow enjoy!!!!

J
 

corw314

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Congrats!!!! Can hardly wait to see pictures!!! Poor little hermit crabs....little do they know :twisted: That would make a great cartoon...

Anyway, enjoy every moment with Squishy!!!

Carol
 

shannen74

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Hey folks, here are a few pics of Squishy trying really hard to look like a hermit crab, and one of our setup. TThe tanks kinda form a peninsula in the room (big room!) so we can see the reef tank from 2 sides and the octo tank from 3. It's pretty cool!

Cheers,
Shannen
 

shannen74

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Oops, missed the tank shot. It's below. Overall, squishy is doing great, just ate 2 ghost shrimp and has beenout & about much more than I expected. She is not afraid of the feeding stick at all, and this is technically just day one. She has inked a bit, but I caught it and netted it. Overall, she is cooler than I could have hoped for!

Sorry for my new pet ramblings,
Shannen
 

Colin

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Thanks for sharing the pictures... I'm sure Squishy will have a good life!

PS let me know if the octo and serpent set up a 'working relationship' in any way!
 

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