This is our albino catfish hanging out in a clean honey jar. The glass jar has an attractive hexagon shape and I thought it would be a fun addition to the tank and stimulation for the fish. It’s been a few weeks since it’s been in the fish tank, and Albert has discovered its coziness.
When I first saw Albert in there, I thought he got stuck and died (the pic above). With some tapping on the side of the tank, he finally swam out. He’s the only one who ventures in there. At the next cleaning, I may replace it with the SpongeBob pineapple house that’s in storage.
I didn’t tell the story of how we returned to our 10 gallon tank from our 20 gallon upgrade. We kept our 20 gallon for a few months and in October 2021, I emptied it out after half of our fish population died from an unknown disease. This happened when Ellis was in the hospital in October and Elliot told us that our fish were dying left and right. I thought he was joking but he sent pics for evidence.
It was probably a disease that spread from the new fish we got from Petco prior to Ellis’ sickness. When several fish sporadically floated lifelessly around, Elliot noticed white foam on the fish. After that incident, 6 survivors remain: 4 neon tetras and 2 catfish. They are staying strong and enjoying the smaller tank.
Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!