Jack is the supervisor

…of the fish room renovations now nearing completion. 

David says that Jack has taken up his post on one of the metal crossbars of the racking for the aquariums. He sits there all day, forsaking the attention of customers and even his courtship of Lily. It’s hard to tell if she misses him – she’s probably playing impossible-to-get, or maybe she really doesn’t care.

Of course, as long as David’s in there building, and Jack is supervising, Jack gets David all to himself. All becomes clear – he’s not really interested in the fish room at all!

Go to your room!

We can say that to the fish now! The fish room has been insulated and wired, lights are up and the freshwater fish have been moved into ten-gallon tanks under lights.

We’ve also been bringing in salt water fish again. There are some lovely tangs, one Naso and one 4″ long regal tang (also called a blue tang). We have ocellaris clowns again, and blue damsels, and coral-banded shrimp.

This moving business just takes more time than we expected. Somehow, for every hour in the day there are two hours’ – or more – worth of tasks to be done. But things are really coming together now, with a reptile section set up and the fish room now open. Jack and Lily have an open window (with a cage over it) for some fresh air, the tortoises are set up in their own little habitat and there’s iced tea in the fridge. Yes!

Here comes Peter Cottontail…..

We have BUNNIES! Four adorable little lop-eared bunnies, just weaned, came into the store yesterday. There’s a black one, a tortie (brown with grey points) and two blue.

Renovations on the fish room are coming along. Right now all the tanks are lined up on two sets of racks down the middle of the store, but when the fish room is done, ’twill be a thing of beauty!

Speaking of fish, look at our “Schedules” page for information on the next fish order. It shows the next three delivery dates, and when the order is in for the current one, we’ll show what we’ve ordered.