Saw this in my slideshow tonight and thought “wow, this photo’s pretty colorful!”. From the 50 Gallon Planted Aquarium, taken September 11, 2008.
Watch out, the monster’s back! Everyone, make a run for it!!!
By sheer coincidence this photo showed up in my desktop slideshow almost exactly eleven years to the day that it was taken. As I mentioned in this post, I was once really into the aquarium hobby, at one point even setting up my bed next to my tank.
This photo was taken before bed, in bed. “Freddy” was the first fish that I named. I got him when he was a couple of inches long, and he grew to about a foot before I had to give him away (I think I was moving out, but don’t remember exactly). Subsequent plecos I’ve kept have used some variation of the original name, i.e. “Freddy Junior” or “Freddy the 3rd”.
If I ever get another plecostomous in the future, I will continue the tradition of naming it Freddy.
At feeding time, it’s every fish for itself. The bigger fish naturally get more of the spoils. From the 50 Gallon Planted Aquarium.
Was digging around and found a set of a dozen photos of my fish over the years… I surely miss keeping a fish tank and will certainly keep one once I’m settled into my new home, but for now these photos will have to do.
For the first time in over 10 years, I do not have an active aquarium running. I gave away my last few fish today, a plecostomus and a cichlid, and tonight I begin the tear-down of my last tank. I started with a lowly 10 gallon and finished with a 40 gallon acrylic, with many in between. Here are pictures of some of them from over the years.
This was one of the most beautiful tanks that I kept. Unfortunately, it took up too much of my time and I eventually tore it down. Most of the fish in it are dead now, but some still survive in my 75 gallon tank. Below are some of the best photos that I took of the aquarium and its inhabitants.