Thursday, October 23, 2008

So long Porno fish..

We have a 30 gallon fish tank that we have had for years and we stock it with African Cichlids. The great part about Cichlids is that they are very aggressive and highly active. The bad part about cichlids is that they are aggressive. So ... if the environment gets out of whack..they eat each other.
Well..we got busy and our tank started to degrade. Finally on Sunday..we did a total overhaul. I have never named my fish. Even though these two in particular I have had for almost 5 years. Meet big Green Guy (Jewel Cichlid) and Porno fish or just Big F'er (Banded Leporinus). They were all the remained of a once prolific cichlid tank. But alas..the Porno fish was belly up the day after renovations. Five years is a long time..but this guy was HUGE..he would have made one great fish stick. (FYI...7 inch fish..don't flush) So we rearranged..got new rocks, plants, even a new stand!And of course..new fish. All African Cichlids..you can't even put South American Cichlids in the tank. I don't have photos of them all ..we got about 5 new little guys...yellow guy, orange guy, brown guy, blue guy with yellow fins and yellow stripey guy ...well..yellow stripey guy 'disappeared' in the night. I did photograph Orange guy
Isn't this the stuff nightmares are made of?
So we said good bye to our 3 boarders..they were actually fun.
One last photo of Ezri
The weather has turned chilly and we only have our four dogs! So they have enjoyed some crisp afternoons running around outside. You don't need my narration..




this one makes Dana look dominant and powerful and Cali look weak and submissive. I should put it in a locket for Dana to wear around her neck..give her some confidence.I am still amazed at how long Cali's (and most greyhounds' in general) tongue is...
I played tug-o-war with Cali for a bit..it shows off her beautiful brown eyes. ;-)And when I finally let go..she trotted off in a style on Cali can have..and this photo made me laugh out loud. It says so much..and for those of you who have met Cali (or are devoted followers of my blog)..it will speak the same to you
and finally..a milestone. My 5000th photo taken with my new camera. 5000...I wouldn't have particularly thought about it, if I hadn't noticed the number count. Of course it would be of Cali and the octopus. And yes, I love love love my new camera and already have a new lense picked out for my Christmas gift. It costs as much as the camera. So goes the world of SLR.

5 comments:

IHateToast said...

porno fish? where did you get that name?

you seemed so nice. didn't know you were breeding fish mafia.

nice rump up and rump shot of cali. she's bootirrific and knows it. the daisy duke of dogs.

gyeong said...

5000 shots. No wonder your action shots look so good. I think the numbers reset to 0 after 10,000. You could do that by the time you get your new lens :)

Michelle and Mitch said...

Great shots. Love the one of Cali prancing away!! =)

Scott said...

This shot of Cali is awesome! You should frame it :)

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_mWchRIvVy9w/SQDgBiJBkkI/AAAAAAAAB4Q/yyJudLpEiM8/s400/playing.jpg

greytblackdog said...

i believe that shot of Cali could be called "talk to the tail."

maybe you should put that pic in a frame for dana and she could do her daily affirmations in front of it.