Bugs and boys

I think I’ve mentioned that Cindy teaches biology classes at the local branch of the university. She recently ordered some cultures, and I got invited to look at samples under my microscope to be sure there were actually live critters in them. Stentor sample: Live critters aplenty, but none of...Read more

By popular request

My sister, Susan, wants photos of the new fish. That’s the quarantine tank, with its gaudy artificial plants. The fish seem to all be doing well. One turquoise rainbow and three Boesmanii rainbows. They’re tough to sex at this age, but my guess is the turquoise and one of the...Read more
Fall is coming fast

Fall is coming fast

We had a bit of a cold snap this week. No, that’s not normal for early September in Los Alamos. The local paper reports that this is the earliest snow in 105 years. It warmed up again fairly quickly, though, and on Friday I did some local hiking just to...Read more
Wanderlusting the Llano de Albuquerque

Wanderlusting the Llano de Albuquerque

I’ve lost a fair number of older fish from my tank the last two months. Most were ones that I had had for several years, and the other fish in the tank seem okay, so I’m crossing my fingers and hoping it’s just old age. But it meant I needed...Read more

Betta, version 2.0

New betta for the 5-gallon tank. Really quite a pretty little fish. Seems to like his new home. The plants are doing better than I had any right to expect, too.Read more