Ok guys, well I think I'm screwed. Remember the Emp I ordered? Well it came today and it is amazing! So hardy looking, an excellent eater even during acclimation he was trying to snack on the box I was acclimating it in rofl. Gorgeous colored and just looks so beautiful. For anyone wondering if they should order from Saltwaterfish.com I say go for it, I want to wait a couple days and see how the Emp will do before I pass final judgement, but so far it's doing so great. I love my Emp so much!
Anyway on to the part about being screwed....
The Emp is even smaller then I expected it to be. I expected three inches and this little guy must not go over 2 inches. I honestly think my Sunset Wrasse will eat him, how could he not? He goes after my snails and live small feeders I feed him. I decided to skip the quarentine tank, so the Emp is living in the empty refugium compartment for now. I threw some live rock in there and he seems to be very happy.
So what are my options? Can I let the Emp live in my refugium until he grows up a bit bigger? Or is that a bad idea? He has about 10 gallons worth of swimming space. Otherwise I think my Wrasse is going to have a $100 lunch.
Here are pics just so you can see the size difference between these guys:
What do you guys say? Should I give it a try with the Wrasse or can I let the Emp live in the refugium for a while and get bigger?