I've tried to hand feed my yellow one all week and it never seems interested, it's mouth puffs up a little but it never grabs the food or closes up around it. I fed my red one today and she all but snatched my fingers off with the food and gobbled up very fast 😊. My yellow one overall doesn't seem as healthy. It's not sticky, doesn't puff up as much, isn't as active (responsive, opening and closing), and it settled in a very shaded spot. I've left the pump off and a piece of food on it. It seems like it wants to eat but doesn't have the energy. I keep having to scare off a bristle worm who's trying to snatch the food. I hope it comes around. I've read they should eat 1-3 times a week, anyone else have experience?
In other news, I found another baby! This one is nice and protected under mama where it belongs. One of the babies that was attached to the rock is gone but the other is still there. I also found one in the sand bed near that rock, so maybe it jumped down. So, I have three babies total I'm watching to see if they grow and will be looking for others to hopefully pop up. They should be easier to spot after they get colors, 6 weeks or so. Fingers crossed!!
Here's an interesting write up about a RFA breeding center.
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