Snappy made it through the summer just fine. He is eating a lot more
now. His fellow tank mates have been reduced to a hardy few. "Stupid
turtle" is still there. And the water is pretty clean. Thanks Murray.
Hardin came by and snapped a few pictures of "snappy"
(the day after I decide to grow my "pirate beard"
back - so I looked unshaven). I think he might feature
a story on snappy in a school publication. He is
getting really used to being fed and will sit and
wait on his rock for food. He will also lunge at
your finger or hand to get the food (his favorite
right now is "stunned" goldfish).
by David Hardin
alligator arrived today! I picked it up at the NC Aquarium at Ft.
Fisher at 9:15am. I was able to choose between two 3 month old
snappers. They were both very cute. Ours was the more cute of the
two. Photos to follow.
bought about 15 feeder fish (goldfish) and put them in the tank.
I spent the afternoon setting up the tank so it could "run"
some before the specimen comes. I had to rig a little hose to get
water in it and opened 8 bags of rocks to put inside. I set up the
slate as pretty as it can get and installed the filter. Looks like
a nice set up. The hole for the drain leaks a little though. I'll
see tomorrow just how much. But all I have to do is drain it down
and put a little silicone on it. I plan on adding some driftwood
to provide a spot for the alligator to get completely out of the
water when it desires.
The aquarium for "Snappy II" has been delivered. Bob from
Pets Plus brought the 150 gallon aquarium, rock, slate, lid, heater
and filter to us this morning. What a huge aquarium! Plenty of room
for the baby alligator and his victims - I mean food items. image:
All we need now is a little water and the resident. Coming soon:
by David Hardin