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Taipan
05-11-2015, 01:54 AM
Say "Hello." to my little friend.....

I had the fortunate opportunity to come across this little guy. It's currently being well cared for at Explor3r's cave. :cool:

I've had Indo Tusks in the past but this is my first Aussie juvenile. It's pretty much eating anything we feed it - frozen, pellets, or flake.

A LFS burned up the phone lines with their supplier to snag the Tusk for me before another store could snatch it. :cool:

In quarantine at the LFS:

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab158/IamTaipan/Aussie%20Harlequin%20Tusk%20-%20Juvenile/IMG-20150509-WA000_zpsr2admiiq.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/IamTaipan/media/Aussie%20Harlequin%20Tusk%20-%20Juvenile/IMG-20150509-WA000_zpsr2admiiq.jpg.html)

Inspection Before Acclimation:

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab158/IamTaipan/Aussie%20Harlequin%20Tusk%20-%20Juvenile/IMG_20150509_222405_zpsbfjsdweu.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/IamTaipan/media/Aussie%20Harlequin%20Tusk%20-%20Juvenile/IMG_20150509_222405_zpsbfjsdweu.jpg.html)

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab158/IamTaipan/Aussie%20Harlequin%20Tusk%20-%20Juvenile/IMG_20150509_222235_zpskftjnp4b.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/IamTaipan/media/Aussie%20Harlequin%20Tusk%20-%20Juvenile/IMG_20150509_222235_zpskftjnp4b.jpg.html)

Acclimating:

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab158/IamTaipan/Aussie%20Harlequin%20Tusk%20-%20Juvenile/IMG_20150509_222036_zps0r2ckwza.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/IamTaipan/media/Aussie%20Harlequin%20Tusk%20-%20Juvenile/IMG_20150509_222036_zps0r2ckwza.jpg.html)

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab158/IamTaipan/Aussie%20Harlequin%20Tusk%20-%20Juvenile/IMG_20150509_222018_zpszugwjtgr.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/IamTaipan/media/Aussie%20Harlequin%20Tusk%20-%20Juvenile/IMG_20150509_222018_zpszugwjtgr.jpg.html)

Introduction:

http://i859.photobucket.com/albums/ab158/IamTaipan/Aussie%20Harlequin%20Tusk%20-%20Juvenile/IMG_20150509_223826_zpsuglgi35v.jpg (http://s859.photobucket.com/user/IamTaipan/media/Aussie%20Harlequin%20Tusk%20-%20Juvenile/IMG_20150509_223826_zpsuglgi35v.jpg.html)

Video - Yes, we talk to our fish. I'll spare you from hearing us sing to our fish. ;)

http://vid859.photobucket.com/albums/ab158/IamTaipan/Aussie%20Harlequin%20Tusk%20-%20Juvenile/VID-20150510-WA000_zpsbn4ipifp.mp4

Myka
05-11-2015, 05:19 AM
He's so cute! One of my clients had one and the fish was bad for eating snails and his sand sifting gobies. Beautiful fish though.

Taipan
05-11-2015, 05:21 AM
Ooo....sand sifting gobies eh? I'll have to keep my eyes peeled. Thanks. So far; it's getting along well with its sixline tankmate.

Myka
05-11-2015, 04:27 PM
Ooo....sand sifting gobies eh? I'll have to keep my eyes peeled. Thanks. So far; it's getting along well with its sixline tankmate.

In all fairness, he added the sand sifting gobies to the tank after the Tuskfish. The Tuskfish ate them as soon as they hit the water.

Taipan
05-11-2015, 04:29 PM
lol....understood. Expensive meals....we've all had that experience at one point or another.