Monday, May 4, 2009

April and May are the Cruellest Months

I know, I know, it's been a while. But I've been busy taking care of my new babies. Before I show you them, though, I'd like you to take a look of this picture of what our city looked like this afternoon just before we were nailed with hurricane-like rainfall. It was bad. We were driving extremely slowly and I had to move into the left lane out of the irrational fear that my poor little car wouldn't be able to handle the flooding on the right side of the road.

Anyway, for anyone who hasn't already heard, I convinced my poor hubby to get me a 10-gallon aquarium last week. I think I would have managed to convince him to get a 20-gallon long, but we couldn't find a matching hood for it.

We stocked it first with three of these: Head and Tail Light Tetras. One of them died a day later in a freak filter accident (which I originally blamed on Hubby, but as it happened again a couple of days later after I fixed what I thought to be the problem, I can no longer use him as the scapegoat for the death of one of my fish
Since I didn't like just having two fish in my aquarium, I bought a pair of these, Black neon Tetras. I originally wanted to get another head and tail light tetra, but the pet store I went to was different from the one where I got the first fish, and they didn't have them. So, I got two more so as to not freak them out. Ironically, the fish I got were almost exactly like the ones you see in the picture: A lil' one and a big one. Then, again, there was yet another freak filter accident and the big one died. I still haven't figured out what's going on, since they both seemed healthy the day before they died, but everything I can find out online tells me that if the fish gets stuck on or in the filter, it was probably sick to begin with. So... I don't know what's going on. But I have three fish left. And one of these: he's a blue mystery snail. He likes to eat algae, leftover fish food, and apparently plants, although he hasn't bothered mine yet. As for plants, I decided to go with live ones, and have an amazon sword plant (I plan to get more tomorrow as tetras like a densely planted tank) and three java ferns. My moneywort died, which is probably a good thing since it doesn't really go with the amazon blackwater river thing I'm going for.
In four days when I move back up to the North part of the state, I'm thinking about getting a betta tank, because I'm going to miss my fishies a lot a lot.
Oh. Also it's finals time. I don't have much else to say about that. It makes me sad and itchy to think about it. Buhhhh. Friday I have a dentist appointment as well as an interview with a firm in my hometown-- a chance at a second summer job!!!


  1. That snail is adorable. Have you taken pictures of the actual tank? These look like stolen photos, ma'am.

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