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Alu's Parents by CoffeeAddictedDragon Alu's Parents by CoffeeAddictedDragon
Behold, Alu's parents! Here's a bit of a background on them.

THINGS HERE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. THIS IS NOT SET IN STONE AND IS A VERY GENERAL SYNOPSIS.

Both Alu's parents live within one of the finest breeding facility and aquariums in the world run by a Mr. Sanders. It is one of 5 legal facilities world wide.

Sakura: Sakura is a Strawberry Akoia, a difficult color to obtain. Luckily, both her parents had the dormant strawberry gene in their DNA and thus produced one of the most favored queens in the facility. She's a sweet, laid back and very affectionate mer with a natural maternal charm. She practically lives to please and quite enjoys the safe and comfortable life style within the facility. This does NOT, however, mean that she is a push over. She rarely puts on a threat display, but she'll definitely fix you with frightful look if you've done something wrong. She absolutely adores her mate and children.


Captain: Akoia he may be, but one would consider it wise not to cross him. He was born in an old style facility in Japan, the son of a normal akoia mother and a Strawberry Akoia father. When the facility was discovered to be inadequate to house mers, the occupants were tagged and either sent to other facilities or set into the wild. Captain was part of the later group. He pod hopped for a couple years as he grew, and for a while he lived the life of a normal mer. Unfortunately, around the age of 18, Captain got tangled in an abandoned net. His attempts to escape only tightened the net's hold on him, mostly around his tail. Rescue found him, but by the time they did the circulation and muscles in his tail were severely damaged. He was taken to Sander's facility and recovered there for several months. The tags on him provided the information needed to look at his past and see where he came from as well as his lineage. Meanwhile, Captain made the acquaintance of a then 15 year old Sakura and befriended her. Long story short, Captain's tail never fully recovered, the nerve damage was too extensive. He could travel short distance in the ocean, but that was okay. He was given the name Captain because of his rank over the other male mers in the facility, as well as his ocean experience and stoic nature. He stays in the facility now with Sakura and is allowed out into the shallow ocean shore areas for small periods of time before returning. He and Sakura became mates after years of courtship. (Much to the delight of Sanders and the other workers because Cap's father was a Strawberry Akoia, this means that his and Sakura's children have a chance at producing more Strawberries.) Though he is very quiet and stoic, and isn't the easiest mer to approach, he does love his mate and pups fiercely.

Current State: Sakura and Captain Are living happily with the other breeding families in the facility. They have had many children thus far, all staying with them until the appropriate age, (mers can live without their parents at remarkably young ages without mental scarring, but usually try to stay with them as long as possible for the healthiest results.) Any children they have are either allowed to leave the facility to join wild pods as part of a program to track pod movements and behaviors, or to stay and find new homes in other aquariums or programs. All are treated with the up most care.

I would also like to note that it is part of the laws from the Cryptomarina Association that mers in the legal facilities should not be forced to breed, and that their young should not be taken until they are ready. Sander's facility follows this closely.



EXTRAS:

Alu is the 7th child they've had.

Alu has more sisters then brothers.

Alu positively adores his mama, but always was awestruck by his father. He idolizes him.

Captain is the one who takes the mers who wish to join the wild pods out to the sea to meet them. He is very well acquainted witht he pods that pass through that area.

Secretly, Captain worried the most for Alu when he left. He was the youngest to leave thus far, and feared that his sweet nature would get him in trouble.

Sakura usually handles the kids.

Captain doesn't do much parenting and in fact prefers to stay on the sidelines. This isn't to say he's an absent father, anytime he is with his young he is very patient and does not turn them away. He mostly just lets them climb all over him and pester him about his old sea fairing tales.

Alu will grow up to look more similar to his father. The curl is from his mama.

Alu has brown hair because his grandma on his mother's side and his grandpa from his fathers side had brown hair. A few of his siblings have this too. 

Alu visits home every year or so.

Sakura and Captain are still having children.

Sakura is eager to meet new people, Captain, on the other hand, is VERY standoffish. (He'd get along with MerYami.)

There are four other pairs besides them. And Akoia/Copper Midian pair, a Cider Akoia/Akoia pair, A Blonde Pandora/Gold Akoia pair and a Calico Akoia/Gold Midian pair.

Sander's facility is massive. There are several acers with tanks for them to swim in. No one feels cramped.

Mers sold from the facility are never sold as pets. Only to Aquariums with very specific qualifications or other marine oriented operations. Other facilities can sell them as companions but Sanders does not like the idea. 

-More TBA-



Cap's hair needs to be longer and his skin looks too ashy. GAH.... My fingers hurt.... Goodnight... ;v;
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:icontess-a-doodle:
Tess-a-Doodle Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SOOOO CUUUTTTEEEE!!!! La la la la 
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whiteclaw001 Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
AHHHHHHHHHH THEY"RE ADORABLE!!!!!
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHHHHHHHH THANK YOU!
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Nelyasun Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
awesome
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neunschwanz89 Featured By Owner May 2, 2017
Ah we finally get to see them XD they kind of reminded me of Snowy and Zack when I first saw them and in fact me did think Captain was Zack first XD Sakura is a good name it means cherry in Japanese which is funny since they are called strawberry Akoia (hope its spelled right) 
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol yeah! They do look like Zack and Snow. XD guess im a sucker for dark brooding and light kind pairS. XD
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neunschwanz89 Featured By Owner May 3, 2017
Heh I was only half awake and thought why the heck is Zack an Akoia now and what's up with snowy's hair XD until I realized … they are different peeps.
Now I would what to know: do mers age like humans?

About that don't worry I'm a huuuuuuge sucker for these too! XD
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes they age at about the same rate as humans. That's one of the things that separate mers from other mer like creatures.
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neunschwanz89 Featured By Owner May 3, 2017
Oh OK that's quite interesting since they do look quite young here or is it just me?
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Their in there 20s here.
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neunschwanz89 Featured By Owner May 4, 2017
Oh OK thank you for the info! Wanna talk about some specie's stuff?
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im afraid i dont have time today man. Sorry. 
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PaperBeans Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Student General Artist
G e sp 
I've  missed the mers omg :0

love their designs :'D much jealous of your ability to draw 3/4 faces XD so much jelly. 
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thank you kindly. ^^
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PaperBeans Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Student General Artist
Np ^w^
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KrestenaWolfShadow Featured By Owner May 2, 2017
*SQUEALS AS LOUD AS I CAN* .:*Emoticon*:. Fangirling Marinette Squee!!! < literally what I did as soon as I saw this. X)
THIS IS AAAAAAAMMMMMMMAAAAAAAZZZZZZZIIIIIIINNNNNNNGGGGGGG!!!!!!! Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1] Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-03 (Squee) [V1] Squee! Adorable Girl Anime Emoji (Heart Dance) [V6] Excited Blush 
They both look absolutely stunning and beautiful! Fantastic job Star! =D :clap: Clap 

May I draw them please?
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure go ahead. And thank you. ^^
I may npt comment on the piece though,very busy kon my end.
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KrestenaWolfShadow Featured By Owner May 2, 2017
YAY THANK YOU! Tight Hug 
That's ok. ^^

THANK YOU FOR PUTTING UP STUNNING ART TODAY STAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! APH Italy Roll Squeal 
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CoffeeAddictedDragon Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy taleedo man cool your jets your hurt sething! XD
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KrestenaWolfShadow Featured By Owner May 2, 2017
I CAN'T HELP IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD
APH Italy Roll Squeal .:*Emoticon*:. Fangirling Marinette Squee!!! Too Excited Can't Breathe Squee! 
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NekoBunny84 Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Professional Filmographer
i love them very cool 
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FairyofThunder22 Featured By Owner May 2, 2017
They're so cool! I like 'em!
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