But you can see that he is quickly outgrowing his mancave.Which means….baby shark should be making an appearance soon.We have read that shortly before hatching you can find a hole in the egg where the shark has rubbed it’s nose. No hole yet, but we have our eyes glued to this egg.
The next part will be the hardest. It is very difficult to get them to start eating, which we have heard can take up to two weeks. Obviously this is the time for constant monitoring, I may just quit my job so I can shark-sit. Oh that’s not okay? Shoot. Well, I will be a ball of nerves I am sure.
And even with all the fish catastrophes we have had after I blog about them, I think baby shark will be an exception. Lots of photo shoots in this guy’s future.
I sort of avoided writing about our little fish family after that for fear that it was some sort of omen to be all braggy about your fishies all over the interweb.
I finally convinced myself, after not losing a fish for months….that I could introduce you all to our lovely new Kole Tang. I mean, Coon had been in our tank for about two months and his ich was clearing up and although he was a finicky eater I was positive that he was Rocky Balboa strong. I was positive y’all.
Then I got this phone call….I mean….is this real life?
So we have a dead coon.
I guess I was asking for it when I named him after road kill.
But what a bummer.
We have a new little neighbor in our tank these days.He is seriously the sweetest fish.
He blended right in with our existing fish like he was Mr. Rogers or something. Maybe he whistles, or maybe he brought a peace-offering.
I wish more of our fish would blend that seamlessly.
We waited a while to name thing little guy, he had a pretty bad case of ich.
Now that we have had the pleasure of knowing him for a couple of weeks we have decided that he needs an official name. Barring any “fish bragging curses” we have declared our Kole Tang’s name to be ‘Coon’.
Don’t get all fussy, there are no double meanings there. It’s just the whole ring-around-his-eyes thing and the I-am-really-sneaky-hiding-behind-these-rocks-we-can-pretend-are-trash-cans thing.
Well, we are happy to report that we have movement.
In the effort of keeping it real I will not let you believe we are little shark whisperers over here. We bought one…it was a dud. We bought a second and it still hasn’t moved. So we did what any desperate wanna-be-shark-parents would do and got another.
We are really lucky to have an outstanding local fish store that stands by their products and let us bring the dud back in. Holler for good business.
They say the third time is a charm, our fingers are crossed that you all aren’t making that up. I will say it is like watching a little miracle when we watch it swimming in there. Now I know how all you expectant mama’s feel at your ultrasounds….kinda…sort of….not at all.
You already know when you look in a fish tank there are bound to be fishies.
If you are into this hobby, or have taken a gander at our Tank Tour tab up there, then you know that you can also find corals in saltwater tanks.
Tim and I…we are coral people.
We love our fishies, but we LUUURVE our corals.
I look at corals like the furniture of the tank. You can add pretty curtains, move the modern sofa, and refinish the coffee table. Maybe that is why I love this hobby so much. I not only get to decorate my home…now I get to fuss over a fish tank too. It all makes sense now.
Tim looks at corals like art. Which is why he took these photos. Secretly.
Seriously, I didn’t even know he took these. I wonder what else he is doing secretly, hopefully wrapping presents and baking cookies.
I just found them on our hard drive….and now I want to share them.
Maybe after seeing these you will be coral peoples too.
Pretty as a peach right? An underwater peach?
A lot of people don’t realize that when you go to aquariums, they generally use coral inserts because the maintenance is really low.
Even on the show Tanked, they rarely use live corals.
I can’t keep a plant alive to save my life, but coral growing….that’s my jam. Not to mention, you can score deals on corals all over the place.
Then I feel all thrifty and smart.
Are you converted? Do you lurrrve the corals?
Or will the fishies always have your heart?