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Old 11-30-2012, 07:05 PM   #81
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First feeding attempt . He ate 4 whole krill without hesitation . So happy right now.
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Old 11-30-2012, 07:38 PM   #82
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That is a nice angler. How did you feed him for the first time? I'm so used to dumping food into my tank once I prepare it. Do you have to hand feed it or something?
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:15 PM   #83
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Thanks Hank.I took a long straw from 711 and cut a v on the end of it. I just stuffed the krill in the v and stuck it in there. He must have been trained on a feeding stick because as soon as he saw it he was all over it.
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So that isn't normal. Do they always have to be fed like that or can they just get it themselves if the other inhabitants are slow enough?
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:30 PM   #85
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It usually takes a while to get them eating frozen.As far an other inhabitants they should always be kept alone since they can eat fish the same size as they are in one gulp. A feeding stick is almost always needed since they are ambush predators and use their lure to trick fish into getting close to its mouth since they are extremely slow. I honestly doubt just dumping frozen food in the tank will get any type of feeding response.Good news is you only feed them once a week so its not a real big deal.
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Lol he's good and camouflaged! I can't see a fish
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:35 PM   #87
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Lol he's good and camouflaged! I can't see a fish
indeed he is lol. Took almost 10 minutes to find him when i got home from work today.
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I wish I could sit out front of your tank and watch him eat, lol, it must be pretty cool to watch!!
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Yea his mouth is huge .... makes lions look like they have small mouths. Its great to watch but feeding him with the straw and feeling the force behind his strike is amazing!!!!!!!
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I'm glad to hear you're already on frozen. That's awesome!

As for the force, my fingers can vouch. Rumor on the street is that they have the fastest feeding response of any creature. They actually bite so fast that a vacuum type suction is created bringing the prey into the mouth.
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