Rincewind Really loves his moss. He curls up in it to rest like how an otter tangles itself in a kelp bed. Full tank pictures of his new tank set up are on their way!
The fish get SO excited when I walk into the room because they know I mean food. Normally Ushi and cider get hand fed but I didn’t want to drop my phone into the tank.
Trying through the glare of the snow to get some decent pictures, but everyone is doing fine! The pond is ice free even with temps in the single digits and the fish are active and happy. So much for fancies not being hardy!
Living on the edge! I’ll have some actually fish related posts happening tonight hopefully.
Most of the crabs! One is under atm and the other is out of sight but here are the eccies and two of the PPs that enjoy spending time together. The eccies like to sleep on the top shelf by the heater while the PPs like to snooze on the driftwood. They got chicken for dinner tonight and devoured it. The guy on there bottom has molted with me once already and is an adorable little adventurer.
The “plant wall” at my local fish store. I picked up two anubias coffeefolia today as well as a few rili red shrimp and a hunk of java moss. The best part is that their water is the same as mine because I’m quite close so my crypts and other plants never melt when I bring them home.
Q:How do you take pictures of your fish? Whenever I go take them with my photography camera they come out blurry.
The key is trial and error!! The first thing I tend to do is turn off all of the lights besides the tank lights which helps reduce glare and reflections. Then I feed the fish which helps them stay still. I have a fairly old DSLR (Sony α330) but I’ve always found it helps to have your settings on manual so you can fine tune things! I like to have a shutter speed of 1/125sec and upping ISO helps as well. But many settings are dependent on your light set up and camera model. :)
This PP I recently bought is missing a leg but is already in the process of regrowing a new one! The small gummy-esque nub circled in the first picture is the new limb growing in. Hopefully by it’s next molt the little one will have regrown it fully. Just a testament to how hardy these arthropods are when given the chance to recover in a proper environment.
For all you crabbers my eccies and PP love New Life Spectrum Thera A pellets. It’s better ingredient wise than any of the hermit crab foods available in stores and is a really high quality fish food.