CA2OR Posted October 27, 2010 Share Posted October 27, 2010 So....as I am sure this is said over and over....especially by me....I think I made a bad decision....again. I ordered an egg....was supposed to be a marble cat but when it arrived I quickly noticed it is a banded bamboo.DOH!....anyway.....this wasn't supposed to arrive for a month...but it shipped the next week..(comp)..very bad for timing. Please advise if you see anything I post to be inaccurate. I currently only have a 60g cube.....WAY to small(scary). But I am working, and have been, on moving into a 180 to 240...the later being the better choice. I was only looking at these 2 tanks because the marble only gets 24 inches by my research where the bamboo gets like 30 and requires a 300g. Please let me know if this isn't accurate. When I ordered the egg I also put in a line for a queen trigger and titan trigger:D.....can you tell I am shooting for aggression(naughty)? Anyway after some research I quickly cancelled the 2 triggers..(sad)..as they will pick on the shark..(enforcer)..from what I read anyway. I placed the egg in my sandbed as that is where I was told to put it....but again after reading I am finding that suspending it is a better idea.....how do I do this? I read that low to medium flow is ideal....but does lighting have any affect? I don't want to fry the guy....I have a 250w DE HQI which only sits around 4 inches off the surface.....how far down do I suspend it? What signs am I looking for, for an unhappy or unhealthy shark? The shark only appears to be about 2 to 3 inches max with a decent sized yoke....maybe the size of a ping pong ball....how long do I have before this badboy hatches? after cancelling the triggers I added another egg...in hopes of getting the opposite sex...the dude told me he could tell sex and he SAYS he sent me a male.....unfortunately I cannot cancel the eggs once ordered and paid for....which these are....is there any issues with having both a bamboo and a marble? I am hoping that this thread gets updated frequently as I will be posting as many updates and questions as I can. Pic's will be coming tonight along with a video. The shark is active in the egg(plotting). Current tank mates are: Lawnmower blenny Melanarus Wrasse Hippo Tang Snowflake eel Serpant Starfish Skunk cleaner shrimp Snowflake Eel hermits snails Niger Trigger....little worried about this one...but also my favorite fish in the tank....pre-shark that is(whistle). do you forsee any issues with the above listed? I have read to avoid Lionfish but I dont understand why....the puffers and aggressive triggers I read will pick at the eyes of the shark so those are understood....but is the niger in the same boat? lastly, I recently stubbled upon wetwebmedia and having just started doing alot of reading....Bob Fenner seems to be a huge resource there....now if I can just find out where he lives, find a van with blacked out windows, ski mask, taser, and duck tape I would have a good resource at home(naughty)....all jokes aside....please understand....this wasn't supposed to arrive for a month so I assumed I had time to do plenty of reading BEFORE this arrived. I would prefer to NOT be picked apart here as I already know that I am in "bonehead" zone ATM. But I refuse to fail and I refuse to punish ths animal anymore than putting it in an aquarium. I am fully aware that I am currently up poopy creek at the moment but I fully intend on accomidating these and learning as much as I possibly can to provide a happy and healthy environment here. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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