Hypsolebia fulminantes Wetting Tomorrow

One of the cool things about keeping killifishes is that most people know nothing about them. These creatures are quite a bit tougher to keep than the mass-bred fishes you can get at the big box stores. Many of them are annuals, meaning their lifespan is somewhere between 10 and… Continue reading

Catch Up Post

I’m Ba-a-a-ack I can’t believe it’s been almost two months since I last posted on the blog. It happens; people get busy. Still, it’s not ideal as not posting has a negative impact on page rank and other SEO-related metrics. Plus, it makes people who wander by question whether I’m… Continue reading

A Potpourri Post

Inline Skates Day two on the inline skates went pretty well. I skated about a mile and used the cane significantly less than yesterday. I still struggle on the uphill portions but downhill and flat are progressing nicely. Cleaning My wife and I have been going through closets. We went… Continue reading

Fish Friday – Aquarium Rack Almost Done

The aquarium rack I have been building with mostly scrap wood from Home Depot is nearly completed. I have to do some touch-up staining, bracket it to the wall for stability, and cover the surface with a layer of styrofoam so the variations in the wood do not damage the… Continue reading

Fish Friday (On Saturday) – Aquarium Rack Progress

I put in a good amount of work on the aquarium rack today, building much of the center module. I ran out of screws and 2×4 segments again, and although I had 6 lengths of wood in the garage, it isn’t quite enough. What i had in the garage is… Continue reading

Aquarium Rack In Progress

Due to a lot of reorganizing in my life focused mainly on my writing business, I need to make space in my home office for working. that means most of the fish tanks resident on the room have to move. There is a long cascade of events hinging on moving… Continue reading

Fish Friday – Coming Home to a Fish Disaster

Last Friday, the family left town for a trip to the West Coast. We spent about 24 hours in Orange County and LA, mainly to attend a relative’s graduation from UCLA. We then drove down to Oceanside and spent the next several days chilling by the ocean. Before we left,… Continue reading

Fish Friday – Vacation Feeding

Vacation Feeding your Aquarium residents Something that always seems to get the owner of an aquarium into a tizzy is vacation feeding. People feed every day (or more) when they’re in town. They want their wet friends to have the same care and treatment while they are gone–or at least… Continue reading

Fish Friday – Pachypanchax Fry

Much to my surprise, as I fed my Pachypanchax playfairii (a Seychelles killifish) a few days ago I discovered three frys. Between their size, the fact the tank is on the lower tier of a rack, and the fact that the fry stay near the surface, it’s incredibly difficult to… Continue reading