If you have been reading my blog since 2013 you will already know about our fish tanks and all the lovely fish we have. I have done several posts about our pets. Check out this post about their personalities.
We have had a lot of trouble with our little 3-gallon fish tank as I mentioned in a previous post here.
Here is the original tank with the peace lily on top. Evidently the fish were not getting enough oxygen from the plant and the PH was too low for them to survive. Alas, we lost many fish until we got the PH right and removed the plant. The plant has been transplanted to a new home in a pot. It is a beautiful plant and I did not want to throw it away.
My husband had to put in shells to help keep the PH at the right level for the fish. A little known fact to us. We just found this out from the fish store.
The saltwater tank has plenty of shells and live rock to keep the levels up and has plenty of healthy and happy fish. Even though we did almost lose our beautiful midnight blue trigger. He must have had an upset stomach because he disappeared behind the rocks for a few days. He resurrected himself after that and now we call him Lazarus!
We have two tanks of fish now (3-gallon and a 95-gallon) – down from four tanks at one time. They are a lot of work for my husband but he loves to do it and we do enjoy the fish. They are so relaxing to watch. A great way to unwind is by standing by the tank and gazing at them as they meander around the tank in a sinuous motion. Ahh!
Here is our beautiful starfish, Red, preparing a clam for dinner.
This starfish can twist himself up and slither through small areas and flip himself over and slide up on the inside of the tank to eat the algae. It’s fascinating to watch him. But remember he doesn’t move very fast. You may have to wait for an hour before you see him move far. But it is relaxing while you wait! Haha!
We look at him in the morning and then later in the day and he has moved quite far. He can open clams with his rough suckers all over his legs which he uses to grip and open. This time John gave him a cherrystone or hard stone clam and he is working at it a little every day for a few days. No luck yet.
The rest of the fish in the tank are waiting on him. They always get a little bit of pieces of the clam that manage to float away from the shell.
I hope you enjoyed learning about my fish (pets) and check out the other posts for some interesting information about tropical fish.
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