Ever since we got to watch a little egg grow into a little Fajita, we have had a little weak spot. A weak spot that needs filled with a gaggle of baby sharks.
So when we roll up into our favorite fish store to find the teeniest of teeny sharks our weak spot started pounding and squealing. Okay, the squeals may have come from yours truly. I have no excuses, I was excited.
If you didn’t catch the hint at our newest addition on our Facebook page, we are now giving formal introductions.
Meet our new baby shark, also know as pride and joy.
The smallest I have ever seen. About the size of a little paperclip, but squirmy. Tim says his eyes are just beginning to form, and I say he looks translucent.
After letting him “drip” for about an hour, we introduced him to home.
Watch for little Fajita at the end, he looks thrilled.
You know what this means right, our “shark tank” that is in the works just took a turn into “shark habitat”. Tim has dreams of tanks he can swim in, and I have dreams of baby rays. This is becoming a sickness, someone send a shrink.
It’s officially official….
WE ARE SHARK PARENTSAfter a whole lot of waiting our baby shark decided to surprise us this weekend.
We literally bounced off walls.
Don’t ask about the name, it just kind of fit.
Very “apple-esque” don’t cha think.
Fajita is about the size of our hand, he’s teeny tiny.
I wish I could pick him up and snuggle.How could you not love that face.
Now comes the really hard part.
We have to get him to eat.
We have heard it can take up to two weeks to get them to start munching. We are already trying, and in our heads he is already picking up that it is food. But doesn’t everyone think that their little one is ahead of the game.
When you say your prayers tonight, throw in little Fajita.
He’ll thank you later.
We have already decided that if we DO get him eating, then a bigger tank is in order. Obviously I have already begun planning.
No way can we let this little munchkin go until he is at least four feet.He has already made friends with the little shrimp. If only that shrimp knew that in a couple months Fajita will want him for dinner.
Mama’s so proud.
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But you can see that he is quickly outgrowing his mancave.Which means….baby shark should be making an appearance soon.We have read that shortly before hatching you can find a hole in the egg where the shark has rubbed it’s nose. No hole yet, but we have our eyes glued to this egg.
The next part will be the hardest. It is very difficult to get them to start eating, which we have heard can take up to two weeks. Obviously this is the time for constant monitoring, I may just quit my job so I can shark-sit. Oh that’s not okay? Shoot. Well, I will be a ball of nerves I am sure.
And even with all the fish catastrophes we have had after I blog about them, I think baby shark will be an exception. Lots of photo shoots in this guy’s future.
Well, we are happy to report that we have movement.
In the effort of keeping it real I will not let you believe we are little shark whisperers over here. We bought one…it was a dud. We bought a second and it still hasn’t moved. So we did what any desperate wanna-be-shark-parents would do and got another.
We are really lucky to have an outstanding local fish store that stands by their products and let us bring the dud back in. Holler for good business.
They say the third time is a charm, our fingers are crossed that you all aren’t making that up. I will say it is like watching a little miracle when we watch it swimming in there. Now I know how all you expectant mama’s feel at your ultrasounds….kinda…sort of….not at all.
We’ve been watching our little baby grow day by day, but there is a problem.
He is not growing.
Then magically this happened.
Our shark egg cloned itself right before our eyes.
If you are buying that then I have a really cool sandbox to sell you.
Here is what really happened….Tim gave me the puppy eyes until I let him buy another one.
He said that he needed two so that he can compare them.
Like a science experiment. He is smart like that.
His thorough research has shown that…our original egg was probably a dud.
We are going to keep the first egg – affectionately named Chihuahua by the lovely Sandy – in the tank just in case, but odds are looking about as good as the Rams season. We are going all in on baby shark number two….who still needs a name y’all.
Maybe when we get some real movement we will post a video to pull at your heart strings….everyone loves babies right?