Apr. 10th, 2016 09:41 pm
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Finally got a good picture - he's gotten so much better at swimming!

In completely unrelated news, had a perfectly accurate dream this morning about my alarm going off, and I woke up and sat there in bed for awhile, and then checked the time. One hour before my alarm was supposed to go off. Very confusing, thanks brain XD
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Amazing windy day today! Gusts of 60 mph, steady gales of 30 mph or so. I think an F1 tornado starts at 75mph or something like that. I was at work, and a big tree came down and blocked the driveway to my nature center, so I had about 20 people trapped in the parking lot for half an hour, until maintenance got there with a chainsaw. Luckily no one at the park got hurt or got their car squashed! It's kind of scary to see 80-year-old oak tree trunks swaying around - those big trees generally don't move.

Staff baby #1 arrived two weeks early (healthy and adorable, mom and baby doing great :D), which is why I was working today. And staff took a new job, which means he won't be coming back from paternity leave when staff baby #2 arrives in mid-May, which is how we were originally planning things. Hopefully we'll get his position filled by then, but going by past experience in how long these things take, I'm not counting on it. Also, staff at our partner nature center who was going to help out took a new job too that starts next week (trail guide in Wyoming, can't pass that up!), so now they're rather desperately short-staffed as well going into the busiest season of the year. Might be an interesting spring! Somehow it always works out. What's the worst that could happen? Everything's gonna be fiiiiiine *is totally not hyperventilating*

In sadder news, Redfish finally died a couple weeks ago, and was incorporated into my spring wildflower garden. I cleaned out the tank and let it percolate a few days, and got a new betta - another red boy. They didn't have simple veil tails, so he's got a little more floof to his fins, so much so that I think he has trouble swimming, although part of it might be he just didn't know how, after living in a bitty bowl for so long. Spent the first week hanging out in the floating log 90% of the time, but in the last few days he's been venturing out and exploring a little more, seems to be getting better at navigating. I think Legolas-fish took awhile to get the hang of things too.
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Decided to name newfish Legolas, since he's a lovely fairy-fish with long flowy blond fins. So of course I had to also get an African dwarf frog and name him Gimli. As you can see it was love at first sight:

Redfish is also feeling the romance )


Jan. 30th, 2016 08:59 pm
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Decided I could afford to set up a third betta tank last week (because what I definitely need is more animals, lol) and acquired this lovely fellow - I couldn't resist his goth lipstick ^^

More feesh pictures )


Dec. 20th, 2013 04:17 pm
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With all the staff turnover this year, I ended up inheriting someone's office fish - a lovely little bright red betta:

I had a betta many years ago - one of my favorite fish; they've just got so much personality! This one's a happy, curious little guy - he already knows I'm the food lady and comes right up to see me every time I go near the tank.

and then I got a little carried away... )


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