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
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.
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
It’s been a while since I discussed the fishes I acquired last March at the Southwest Area Killifish Event. I still have two more species to discuss. Today, it’s about my crowntail bettas.
In case anyone is wondering what I’m keeping, here are a few photos I snapped this evening. Don’t mind the reflections, I was taking snapshots, not portraits.
First up is a pair of freshwater angelfish.
In some respects, keeping fish is just like keeping any other pet. You feed them, you care for them, and to some extent you can even play with them. In other ways, keeping fish is nothing like keeping other animals. In large part, that’s because they are much more sensitive … Continue reading
You might find this difficult to believe, but the employees working in some big box pet stores have no idea how to properly take care of fish (or lizards, or birds, but we’ll stick to fish here.) Hard to believe the 18-year-old kid is not an expert, isn’t it? Worse, … Continue reading
You’ve seen them when you go to the store, the little fish in a cup. The betta is a popular fish because it doesn’t need much space, can live alone with no problem, and can be found easily.
As a side note, the proper pronunciation is not “beta” like the … Continue reading