Fish delivery day!

Today – August 25th – is fish delivery day. We’re expecting, in the freshwater order, bettas, clown plecos, pim pictus catfish and silver hujeta gars in addition to our feeder fish.

In the salt water order, we’re expecting a Xanthurus angel, a couple of dragon gobies, two different triggers (Niger and rectangular), a peacock lion, a sand skate and a masked rabbitfish. The invertebrates ordered include anemones, five different shrimp (blood, camel, cleaner, sexy and golden ┬ácoral-banded), featherdusters, two jellyfish and an Ultra Crocea Clam.

The feeder order includes crickets, mealworms, hornworms and silkworms. We still don’t know how the cricket situation is; the last we heard it seemed that the disease was still killing crickets over about 1/2″ in size. The last order we got no crickets at all – we’re hoping to get at least the smalls and mediums on this one, but we won’t know until later today. Check back for an update after 4 p.m.

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!