Friday, July 08, 2005

friday aquarium blogging

I said I would have pictures of fish, so fish I bring you.

The overall view of my aquarium setup. It is a 20 gallon long, with a biological undergravel filter. The only fake plants are the very short ones, one clump in the rear left side, and one at the front right corner.

My lonely pygmy cory cat, Corydoras pygmaeus, resting on a leaf of the Amazon Sword Plant. The pet store only had this little guy, so I'll be getting him some new friends when the next shipment of fish arrives.

The White Cloud Mountain Minnows are a very active fish, so my shots of them are all blurs as they zip by, until I get some better lighting. In the front right corner is my lone oto algae eater, Otocinclus affinis, resting on a rock while some Mountain Minnows zip around.

A photo of a White Cloud Mountain Minnow, Tanichthys albonubes, from Wikipedia. The name is because a young Chineese found some of these fish at White Cloud Mountain. One of the Chineese the names for this fish is 唐魚 (táng wén). Couldn't pass up a chance to use Chineese characters. Check out the Wikipedia article, I'm not going to copy the entire article here.

A shoal of pygmy corys, photo from Johnny Jensen

1 comment:

MWhitmire said...

please get more corys for yr one. They are a very social fish and it will be sooo mcuh happier if you do. Thanks, tank looks great! Nice size crypt plant too!