This Carrier Pet (from the 17 Nov Tribble Patch Notes):
•A new Orion Slaver carrier pet has been added.
◦It can be accessed in game from the Carrier Vendor if you own any Orion ship.
◦It does not come equipped on any carrier or Flight Deck Cruiser.
◦It drops mines and steals crew.
So...if you own an Orion ship of any sort, you can get the pet from the Carrier Vendor...or at least that is how I read this.
So, this new Orion Slaver carrier pet , is it any good? Is it a tank or DPS?
Can it go on other ships?
I do not know the numbers, but my experience with it seems to be similar to the To'duj fighters but with photon mines instead of torpedoes. I am not sure exactly how it compares, but I seem to have similar success with it.