Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sylvester's New Digs

Hi Honey,

We moved Sylvester from inside the house to the pond. I think he is digging his new digs. What do you think? He's on top of the rock working on his tan right now.

Remember that seahorse tank I got on Sunday? I found the tiniest, baby, blue starfish in it today. I had to really zoom in and he is still difficult to see. He is right in the middle of the picture. He is only about the size of the top of an ink pen. We would have thought he was just part of the coral if he hadn't moved.

The male (or so we are calling him) kept getting stuck to the intake and he was getting distressed, so I put a big, ugly plastic plant in front of it. Then I put a piece of pantyhose over the output side to reduce the current that was beating him up. I think everyone is a lot happier now. Even the coral.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Seahorses for My Birthday!!

Years ago, we had a couple of saltwater fish tanks and really liked them, but they were a lot of work. My favorite critters in the tank were by far the seahorses and I have been saying for a long time that I would like to get another tank and put only seahorses in it.

I found a place in Dayton that sold saltwater fish and, since Emily and I had been wanting to go to Friendly's for awhile, we decided to go to Dayton and check it out. To make a long story short, we ended up with a 6 gallon saltwater table top aquarium with 2 seahorses, 3 snails, and a couple of pieces of beautiful coral.

If you watch the video, you will see that the one we are calling the "boy" seahorse is quite entertaining and you will know why we think he is a boy.