Friday, July 25, 2008

July 25th - Aquarium Triptych



It always seems to be the same fish who are enthralled with the flash on the camera! ;)

Anyway, here's a Cardinal Tetra, the Mystery Snail, and a Zebra Danio.

The tetra is the only one I have. I have 8 other Neon Tetras which are extremely close in looks (the red only covers half the body, but that's the only difference I can see), but I can't find any more Cardinals at the local pet stores. It stinks, because they are a schooling fish and like to be in odd-numbered groups. This one seems to be the leader for the Neons. They're always following him around.

The Zebra danios are annoying, and they nip the other fish's fins. I don't like them, but they're hardy and great for starting a new tank. I have 6. They're from India and all the other fish I have are from South America, so that could be why there is so much contention among the Danios and the other fish. (?) I had to take the betta fish out of the tank because of the Danios and the Guppy's tail fin is starting to get a little nipped, but they're nippers, too. I'm going to leave him in the tank. Mainly because I have no place else to put him. :( The betta is in a bowl, now, though.

They snail I already talked about a few days ago. Anyway, I'm rambling again. Sorry. I'll stop now. :)

For those who are interested, my fish tank is 100 gallons. :)

10 comments:

MyShutterBug said...

The red stripe is awesome to see! Very cool...it's too bad that they don't get along? =) Nicely done!

Whalelight said...

I like your explanations, always good to know something more about what I don't have a clue about :) Love the danio's colors, and great capture of an elusive fish :)

YMS said...

Very nicely displayed! And great commentary.

kimbomac said...

Very interesting info and it's funny that it's the bright, shiny fish who like the flash. I reckon they are just show-offs! Great triptych!

Andromeda5000 said...

Nice set of pics. Great captures.

buffmufin said...

Great pics!! I used to have neon tetras which I loved, as well as zebras. I didn't even know you could put bettas in with them! You're getting me back into wanting an aquarium again.......
sigh.

Phildo said...

Exactly how big is this tank anyway?

thephrog said...

[quote] Phildo said...

Exactly how big is this tank anyway?[/quote]


100 gallons. :)

Anonymous said...

Great job. The triptych reminds me of an brochure for fish.--arttrainer

Capriccio said...

beautiful triptych! I like the casual layout. Very nice colors and presentation. :)