Advertisement all these grow really fast...great choices to get as slings....I never buy larger specimens of fast growers...slings all the way. Note; Any time you bounce a message off a full inbox, the recipient will receive an alert. Also, you can summon any user to a thread with the @ symbol....as in @KezyGLA For future reference as he's already here This is the attitude that will result in less help....people see this kind of reaction and think,"why bother helping if it's just going to be misinterpreted and taken negatively". Best not to burn bridges if you want maximum help. Viper is a helpful member here and has been for some time. Being snide is merely your interpretation...you are reading emotions in an otherwise emotionless post. As slings they actually grow pretty quickly..they're always great eaters....they get to about 3" surprisingly quick though....they slow down significantly at that point though as the molt cycles become very extended. One of the all time best species to start with. N. chromatus was a good choice...they're pretty much exactly what you were looking for.