Thursday, July 30, 2009

Welcome to the world, Brennan!

We are celebrating a new nephew! Congratulations to Stephen's sister, Becky and her husband, Josh!

Brennan and Ma

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Honey at 6 Weeks!

We are pretty sure that our little gal is going to have some pups! She has three weeks to go!

Cat and Craw

My neighbor caught a tiny catfish and gave it to me. It looked just like a tadpole when she brought it over. If you look close it is just above and to the left of the crawfish. The boys caught this crawfish when we went out to look for minnows for the paludarium. They really wanted to keep it but after research, I realized that we could not put it in the paludarium because they dig up the landscape and eat some plants. So, I started a 10 gallon tank for the critter.

Do you think he is eating my Java Moss or just cleaning it?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Can You Spot the Owl?

Make sure you click on the photo so you get the full effect of the owl!

Paludarium Hood and Fish

We finally finished the hood for the tank. I painted it with some textured paint so it kind of looks like grey river sand.

Here's the Betta that we put in the tank. This fish is so active and fast - very different from the impression they give when they are in those tiny little cups that pet stores sell them in.

After doing my research I decided to put Rainbow fish in the tank. These are Boesemani Rainbows. They haven't developed their full color yet so I will be posting more photos as they begin to really show off.

Now, below is the fish that the boys chose for our tank. I had already determined that we would get some Cory Cats for the bottom of the tank but I was hoping for some emerald or leopard Corys. Nope, the boys had to pick out the one fish in the whole store that looks like a rat that can swim. This is an Albino Cory - yep, he has red eyes. There are four of them in the tank and they are very active and entertaining - even if they are ugly.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Joseph Singing July 5th!

You've got to love the blue suit!