My new arrivals are here!! And already in their new home. Well, they arrived shortly after my first post… so in the meantime I took an early lunch and brought them home.
I read you post and the acclimation procedure as posted on the website.
They are sooo beautiful. They look much much better right from the start than the wild caught ones I had before. Now I can truly see the difference. If I would have known this before, than just looking at the others would have been a warning sign in itself to stay away from them.
Anyways, they are doing fine. The male was somewhat "fighting" in his bag. The female on the other hand was calm. Because of this I kept a close eye on him from a distance.
After placing them in the tank (no nets, carefully holding them…) they each swam away calmly from my hand.
When I last looked the male was visiably breathing with his snout. This made me a bit uneasy, but all I can do is leave them alone to get used to their new home. He does look alert, and did swim around a bit to investigate his new home. Because he was alert and curious, I did not think too much of his breathing. When I left he had hitched himself to the one coral gorgonian and was watching the female.
The female is breathing normal and started wondering what this scooter blenny was… she kept following him. Staying near the male, but none the less took quit a fancy to Sweetlips…
Gosh, I am so nervous!!
The lights are off in the tank and only aluminated from the light coming in through the windows (no worries, no direct light hits the tank).