Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Other Animals in the House

We have fish. This is a 55-gallon tank with approximately 20 African cichlids. Dad got into cichlids when he was in college. He started with Jack Dempsey cichlids which are a South American cichlid. He had three juveniles. One survived the fighting for territory (which is characteristic of cichlids) and grew to nearly 10 inches in a 10-gallon tank. Dad needed to get a larger tank for her so this one was bought. Unfortunately, she didn't survive much longer. Africans were purchased next. These fish were in the tank for several years until a vacation two years ago. During a fight, the heater got broke. The broke heater resulted in an increase in temperature and changes in temperature are bad for fish. So, this group of cichlids was purchased.


Occasionally, we get a mouse in the house too... Cats like mice, so we're giving away a mouse shaped laser pointer to the 4th commentator on the 4:00 AM blog post.

The 4th poster was Steve and Kat. Hopefully this will bring Wilbur back since the toy is more suited to a cat.
Kisses, Sky boy

5 woo woos:

Princess Eva and Brice said...

Congrats Wilbur.

Back when Tasha had a khat, she said it loved chasing bright shiny objects.

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Wow, I didn't even know we were playing for a prize! Wilbur loves these laser things. If he comes back, I'll let him chase it without getting in the way.

Steve
(I do not miss him.)

Holly said...

How fun!! I won one too, and I think Khady will LOVE it!

She's kinda Khat sized.

Tracey and Huffle said...

Wilbur and I are having a great time in Melbourne. Mum has just given us ham. We are happy kitties.

Huffle Mawson

Peanut said...

Those are nice fish. Sorry we didn't make it all night with you guys.