Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Baby Snails Update

Baby Snail on Mom's shell

Well it hasn't been 2 - 4 weeks but the baby snails are hatching. I haven't actually seen them coming out but the egg patch looks like it is sweating and there are baby snails everywhere in the tank and I swear you can almost watch them grow.

Baby Snail on a rock

I've had to seperate the three adult snails they've been alittle too prolific.

More Baby Snails to come

Click on any of the Baby Snails pictures to see them up close

Monday, January 26, 2009

Frog Tank

You will never believe what happend to the frog tank I was creating.

I just finished it. I had all the dirt and gravel, planted the fern, put it the frog house I created. Had it up on the shelf filled with water. It looked so pretty. The next day I was walking by and noticed some water. I looked up at the tank and there was an enormous crack right up the side of the tank.

I have no idea how it got there but it was on the water half of the tank so it couldn't be repaired.

I wanted to cry so bad but I didn't have time I had to start all over again. I finally have it finished Except for the back it needs a good back drop. I hope this one doesn't break or I really will have to cry.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Big Surprise

Guess what I woke up to this morning. Go Ahead Guess.

I was going about my usual morning routine: Let the dog out, Start the Coffee, Let the Dog back in Feed the Cats and Dog, Feed the Turtle the walk into the living room to feed the baby fish.

What the HECK is that thing in the back of my tank?

If you click the picture you can see it close up.

It's Baby Snails..........Well Snail Eggs. Snails actually crawl out of the water to lay their eggs so they don't get eaten by preditors. So in about 2 to 4 weeks they'll hatch and fall into the water from the side of the tank. I hope I see it and get pictures to share. Of course then I'm going to have a tank full of baby snails.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New member of the supporting Cast... Pet Shrimp

These Shrimp are not food for the fishes they are Pet Shrimp. They were purchased to clean the tank with the baby feeder fish. They are very small but I managed to get a couple of good pictures before they disappeared. Here ya go.


Saturday, January 17, 2009

Meet The Cast


Old Man Fitz

The oldest of the gang He joined our family in 1991 and he has out lived 4 other pets. If you picked him up you would swear he is virtually boneless. He will just blob over in your hands. He also likes to help on the computer as you can see.


He is our youngest cat. When we adopted him from the pound he was the nicest quietest cat you can possible imagine. BUT when we had him fixed he became rather mental. He will suddenly jump up and tear around the house or attack the dog. You can tell when its about to happen because of the wild look in his eyes.



We got Cricket from the pound at the same time we adopted Boots. He has Hip Dyspepsia in both back legs and has already been operated on once. He is the sweetest dog you can possible imagine. We think he is half Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Half Chow. He has all the colors of the retriever with the curly tail and purple tongue of the Chow. Though after his operation his tail doesn't curl quite right any more.


Temporary Name Rex

Rex is the newest addition to our family. We adopted him when his previous owner could no longer care for him. His name is only Temporary because we got him on my Husbands Birthday and told him he could name him but hasn't done so yet. He is very entertaining to watch though he is very camera shy and I've been having a heck of a time getting a good picture of him.

To Be Announced
To Be Announced
The frogs haven't arrived yet we ordered them to replace the one my son lost before we moved. Boots the cat got him out of the tank somehow but I've fixed that problem the tank will be on a higher ledge with a lid that latches closed.

Supporting Cast of Characters Snails, Plecos, and Feeder Guppies

I don't have good pictures of the plecos yet and the feeder guppies are rather small and there are lots of them. We bought a dozen to give the turtle some exercise (he looked really bored) and they had babies. The babies are in a seperate tank.