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Posted by Accomplice on February 17, 2003 at 11:40:21:
In Reply to: Adult Alligator Snapper still hasn't eaten (3-5 months?) posted by Accomplice on February 16, 2003 at 16:02:11:
Sorry for the double post. I woke up today and that turtle's head was 5 inches out of the water. He's very active now. I don't think he touched the chicks. I saw at least 2 of the 3 floating this morning. I haven't seen any of the shiners lately now that I think about it. Perhaps he's wacked a few. I'm going to buy some more shiners today. I'm still waiting on the fishery to make a run to my town to get the brim and bass.
:It was a bit warmer today. My 60 lb. male was active so I ran to the store and bought some frozen chicks. I defrosted 3 and put them in his tank by his head. He didn't do anything. A few minutes later he movd away to a hiding spot. The chicks are still floating. Do they take a few hours before eating stuff like this? Will he eat once he knows I'm gone. I'm beginning to wonder if he has a jaw problem. He's never opened his mouth in defense or to feed since I go him. Eveb when he was booking it across the street and I ran up and grabbed him he didn't open his mouth. How about one of you guys come over and try to see if you can open it with your bare hands? Seriously though, I'm concerned that he has some kind of problem. If the chicks are gone in a few hours I'll figure he's okay.