Some New Additions to Our Fish Tank!

We have had so many changes in our fish tank recently. Some fish don’t last as long as others due to stress, changes in the water from the store tank where they were purchased or not compatible with other fish in our tank. We don’t always know if a fish will do well with other fish in our tank even after we check carefully with the store about that.

Since we lost a few fish we wanted to replace them with hardier fish. My husband purchased two new fish – a Sergeant Major, a Wrasse and a Sea Cucumber which cleans the bottom of the tank – a good thing to have. The Sea Cucumber is a weird-looking creature.

Here are some photos of the new additions.

Sergeant Major with black and white stripes with Puffer in the upper right hand corner

There is a clown hiding inside the rocks down on the lower right hand side of the tank. Do you see him (orange & white stripes)?

A sleek Wrasse – (we had one before) and a Clown fish checking him out above

Wrasse are fast swimmers and dart in and out of the rocks. They are fascinating to watch.

Wrasse & Puffer swimming side by side
Sea Cucumber getting acclimated in the tank
Sea Cucumber – getting comfortable – looks like a worm but more colorful cleans the bottom of the tank
Wrasse, Clown, Sergeant Major, Puffer on left, Rabbit fish above in center
Clown Trigger (yellow & black with white spots)

This trigger is not to be confused with clown fish. It is not a clown fish. It is aggressive and will take care of itself. The clown fish is territorial more than aggressive.

Five fish swimming around (other clown fish is behind rocks and puffer is on the left out of the photo)

We have seven fish and a red sea cucumber now. One clown fish usually stays behind the rocks. I guess it’s her/his job to guard their territory in the tank. The clown fish are very territorial and will chase any other fish way from their place once they claim it. When we add new fish to the tank we have to make sure that the new additions are aggressive enough to stake their claim to being there.

The tank is once again full of healthy and vibrant fish. It’s a joy to see them happy, swimming around and getting along with their neighbors. Our tank is so large (95 gallons) that any fish added feel freer than they did in the smaller tanks in the store. I love to see them as they swim back and forth and check out all the nooks, crannies in the rocks to claim as their own when it is time to sleep. Fish do sleep but do not close their eyes. They become still and find a place to nest. We have different lights – day lights and night lights to train them when to sleep. Puffer sleeps during the day and is active at night – making him nocturnal. He finds a corner of the tank and rests on the equipment that helps to clean the tank.

I hope you enjoyed seeing our new fish and learning about them. Thank you for stopping by to read this post. Please come back again real soon. Thank you so much for your kind support of my books, blog and for all the reviews of my books wherever they are sold.

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

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About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 28 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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4 Responses to Some New Additions to Our Fish Tank!

  1. Victoria Zigler says:

    Congratulations on the new additions. I love hearing about your fish.

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