Exploring My Fish Tank
I received a new lens from my husband for Christmas.
One that I wanted for a year or so.
the scientific name for him is Pleco.
He looks odd, but I adore watching this fish among the others in my 25 gallon tank.
I thought I'd feature two or three different fish each day so you can see all the varieties I enjoy.
Rubbernose eats mainly the algae on the glass.
He is more of a bottom feeder, but yes he swims.
However you will see photo below of him eating "Sinking Wafers".
I call the wafers "cookies".
Isn't he cute?
He has some freckles, and beady black eyes.
Every morning I feed the fish flakes.
He doesn't come to the surface to eat.
The sinking wafers or cookies are dropped in, they sink to the rocks.
If you look close you can see him trying to open his mouth to get a WHOLE one in.
He gnaws on on the wafers.
Above is another character in my tank.
they are loaches, and they look like eels.
Beady black eyes, with whiskers.
He eats the flake food, and he likes the wafers too.
This guy is funny as he lays his long body across the greens in the tank.
My grandsons love watching him swim.
All the fish were eyeing me last night.
They are more active in the evenings, but seemed to be parading back and forth more so.
He is the biggest and the oldest guy in my tank.
Shy in the day, sleeps late in the mornings.
Last night he was in rare form.
He got right up to the glass front and wanted all of the attention so it seemed.
People think fish have no personality.
Most of them really do, they get use to a routines, and are amazing to watch.
To be continued with more fish tails tomorrow...