Monday, March 2, 2009

New Fish

Well, we decided that it was time to get a new fish today. We have been trying to make my tank a cichlid tank..the only thing is, is that I have a 26 gallon tank. So I don't know what I am going to do with these fish once they are HUGE!! But I love them. They have great color and so far they have a great temperment. I know that that is just for now. So we bought this really neat looking blue fish. They said that when it is bigger, it will have these glowing spots on it. I can't wait!!

The only other thing with this new fish, is that he doesn't have a name yet. Donny has named all of our fish, and he just doesn't have one for him. We have given him a couple of suggestions, but he doesn't like them. I am sure we will figure something out soon enough for him.

We also have this Shovelnose Tiger Catfish. He is one crazy guy, let me tell you. All I see him do is just sit there. He does nothing. Well, today we bought some rosies for him, that way he doesn't have to eat my fish..which he tried to do yesterday! So we buy 20 of these fish..he has eaten about 10 of them and look at that belly of his. This is when you know he has eaten something, his belly gets huge! After a couple of days it will go back to normal, but still. It just makes him look funny. I am now hoping and praying that he didn't eat my yellow lab cichlid. He was a good sized fish and I really don't think that he did, but I can't find him. So we will see what happens.

Lastly, this is what happens when the little fish are still swimming around your tank and the catfish isn't hungry anymore. Your cichlids start to eat the catfishes food. It is crazy to think that I have fish that need to eat fish. I never thought that I would, but what can I do? I like these fish and I don't think that I am ever going to want to get rid of them.
So yes, this is Dadoo(a cichlid that we have had for awhile) and my husband walked by the tank and said hey that fish has a fish hanging out of his mouth. Then he told me to run and get my camera. How disgusting is that? I guess it was more of a look at this cool fish that I have and you don't moment. I guess I am going to have to get used to this now. But we learned this time, we will be buying guppies next time.

This is just an extra picture that I wanted to put on here. This is Bubbles (yellow lab in front) and Turbo (in back). I can't find Bubbles right now and it is making me really sad...he was finally starting to look really cool and I don't know where he is. The only thing that I can think of is that my husbands lovely catfish had himself a yellow breakfast. But I am really hoping not. That means that I would have to try and find a yellow lab that looks like him and I don't think that I would be able to. I really liked him!
So that is our fishtank. We have 4 cichlids (one is missing though), 1 catfish, 1 pleco, 2 buenos aires tetras, 2 other kind of tetra, 8 rosies...i had more but I did give my brother in law some fish and then one of my tetras died yesterday. But that is alright, I am guessing he was sick or something. When I get more pictures of them I will post them.

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