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I’m still visiting my parents so no new photos, and I have no art I can post, so have some baby pics of Sasha. She was like a 7-8" worm and I love looking back to these shots. She was so small.

That last one is one of my luckiest photos ever ahhhhh. i caught it at the perfect moment and it’s MIRRORED!!

(She was only in this container for acclimation and inspection.)

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I took some pics while she ate, and oh my god I have the dumbest looking animal alive.

Edit: Pics 1 & 3 are swallowing motions for clarification and they look ridiculous I’m cryin’. I didn’t even know she COULD close her mouth so extremely like in the first pic. The teeth?? How is she not stabbing herself?? What a strange creature.

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More crappy cell photos of Sasha. Judging from these pics I think I’m going to up her feedings a bit. :) I always worry about overfeeding (super common in captive predators), but it looks like she could use a little more!

Normally eels will stop or slow down on feeding when they’re full, or at least many species will IME. Sasha won’t… She will keep eating until she throws up, so it is a little trickier judging how much to feed her.

Fimbriated moray (Gymnothorax fimbriatus)

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Video of Sasha eating from 3 years ago. She is the first one in this video, second one was Natascha. (I lost Natascha a while back due to some bad octopus. Almost lost Sasha to it, too.)