Playing with my new toy: blood worm feeder for Corydoras
Zebra Pleco (Hypancistrus zebra)
…a small species of catfish that is endemic to Brazil where it is found in the Xingu River. Like other catfish zebra pleco are nocturnal and are often found in the bottom, where they feed on algae and small invertebrates. Zebra pleco are sexually dimorphic as males have a larger head and longer interopercular spines than females. Males will also guard the females eggs after they spawn.
Although their conservation status is not evaluated zebra plecos face a serious threat due to the construction of the Belo Monte Dam, which could hinder the water flow of the Xingu river. Zebra pleco are highly sought after in the aquarium trade due to their unique coloration. However, their rarity makes them extremely expensive.
One if my LFSs has them for $250. Local breeder
The ocean sunfish (Mola mola) is the heaviest known bony fish in the world. It has an average adult weight of 1,000 kg.
- Photo: Naturhistorisches Museum Wien.
- Illustration : Spolia Atlantica. Bidrag til Kundskab om Klump- eller Maanefiskene (Molidae). Japetus Steenstrup and Chr Lutken Published 1898 (Editor’s Note: Mola rotunda was the older name)
“Cubicle life at Seachem”
Yep, I wouldn’t mind not working at home if cubicles were always like this.
can I work here???
My boss apparently takes us for trips to Seachem occasionally…. 1 yr an counting, let’s go bossman, take me here!
Achilles Tang (Acanthurus achilles)
Also known as the Achilles surgeonfish, the Achilles tang is a species of tang (Acanthuridae) that is native to the Western Pacific ranging from Oceania to the Hawaiian and Pitcairn Islands. Achilles tang typically inhabit reefs in groups and are herbivores, feeding mostly on benthic algae and small invertebrates.
"Yoshinobori" 2 / members of the genus Rhinogobius
"Yoshinobori" 1 / members of the genus Rhinogobius