Tag Archives: Fish

Aquarium Updates

I added a large amount of Java Moss in my Dwarf Crayfish tank. They are happily climbing around in the tangled jungle. There are quite a few of them carrying eggs. That means more crayfish are on their way!

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I added some Oto Catfish to my large tank. They swim together and suck on the glass, rocks, and leaves of plants. They’re a bit plain in color, but they swim around very slowly and seemingly very purposefully. They are fun to watch.

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Full tank shot. Plants are coming in nicely.

Labor Day Weekend (Lots of Fun and Pictures)

It was a hot Labor Day Weekend. No one can deny that it was miserably hot, but it was also jam packed full of fun. Let’s skip the chit chat and get right into it.

Friday after work, we went to The Edison in Downtown Los Angeles. I knew we were going, but I didn’t think about it, so I had no clothes to wear. A quick stop at Ross fixed that problem right up.

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You’d think the old Edison building would have more lights.

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Saturday was the day for Lorenzo’s surprise birthday party. The best part was that he prepared all of the food thinking it was for some other event. That’s classic. We went to hang out by the pool and even played a game of Stupid Pong.

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Look at the surprise on this guy’s face.

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Rule of thirds. One of these three guys is gay. Here’s a hint. It’s not me.

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Girlfriends all talking. This can lead to no good.

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Thanks for the food, Lo.

Sunday was a day spent at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Michelle was going along to fulfill her duty as the faithful girlfriend and to get a Bubba Gump’s shrimp meal beforehand, but she really ended up liking it. We took the normal admission as well as a behind the scenes tour of the place. Every single parent in a forty mile radius brought their kids here for the long weekend. Since 80% of the parents were Hispanic, there was an average of five kids per pair of parents. You can see some of my videos, including feeding time for the Leafy Sea Dragons and a cleaner shrimp cleaning my hand.

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Overpriced but delicious.

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Stroller parking took up the whole hall.

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These guys are on my list of fish to get when I get a saltwater tank.

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Michelle, petting a stingray.

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Poking a starfish in the behind the scenes tour.

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Divers coming out of the exhibit after feeding.

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Standing on top of the tropical reef exhibit.

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The girl behind me mentioned “Deuce Bigalow” when we saw this exhibit.

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Monday Michelle wanted to check out this small block party held by the owners of The Hundreds brand. It was way too hot out for any kind of outdoor activity other than swimming. I fail to understand how any fashion style can become more than pieces of clothing. There were kids wearing jeans and hoodies in sweltering heat. It makes little sense to me, but more power to those that are able to create a brand name that commands so much power.

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They converted the store into an open bar.

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I bet they didn’t even have to turn the grill on to cook the meat.

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This last picture I took driving home this weekend. I was turning off the road, so it was no longer my problem. Only in Palos Verdes do you see this. That is a long four miles to spend staring at the rears of 30+ cyclists.

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Summer Images

A dragonfly was trying to cool down in the sprinklers by my fish barrel. Being someone that is not a fan of bugs, taking these pictures was a little bit scary for me. This bug is larger than my camera.

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Fishtastic

‘m going to need everyone to stay calm. PetCo is having a sale through this weekend on glass fish tanks. The price is $1.00 per gallon for tank 20-55 gallons! It is time for everyone to get a fish tank. I upgraded my 10-gallon tank to a 20-gallon. It’s kind of empty as there is a lot more room for the crayfish, but I also decided to add some Guppies. I need to decorate it and add some plants to fill it in a bit.

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Living Off the Fat of the Land

This weekend was Angie’s birthday, and she planned a trip up to Big Bear. I am not a camping person mostly because of my disdain for toilets that don’t flush. Being dirty and not changing my clothes for a weekend is okay with me though. I started the trip up with Alex, Stacy, and Tony. That’s almost all the white people I know outside of work. It was good times, but I was definitely glad to get back to a shower.

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First catch of the trip.

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I don’t know why this was in the water.

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I think this is the same damn fish Alex caught earlier.

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Tony’s best catch of the trip. He downed all three beers out of boredom.

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Soju and Capri Sun shooters. Someone’s getting punched tonight.

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Mmmm, beer.

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It’s called a circumcision.

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Great food and drinks for all to enjoy.

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Tony jumping into the picture with Alex positioning his phallic beer.

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The birthday girl and me…and Alex’s phallic beer.

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Hanging out on the boat.

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She was way to excited to use this floating toilet.

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Tony, trying really, really, really hard to think of a word in a game of Ghost.

All in all, it was a fun trip. Everyone was glad that I wore my board shorts with the bottle opener on them, and they were even more glad when I didn’t change and still had my bottle opener on me. Still, next year I vote for setting up tents in someone’s living room.

Shark Week!

For those of you that do not know, I am a huge fan of television science educational networks like Discovery Channel and Animal Planet. I especially love shows on animals. If there is ever a quiz show and the topic is nature, you want me on your team. That is why I am excited for another Shark Week. This is a full week dedicated to an animal that everyone has heard of, but we are just starting to scratch the surface of what we know about these creatures and their lives. Let no one say there is nothing good on television this week.