Category Archives: Something’s Fishy Here

See Horse, Indeed

Most people don’t realize that seahorses can change color, like chameleons (though without quite as wide a color range), or that these awkward predators survive in the wild largely through camouflage. Some seahorses like to sit in the open, but … Continue reading

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A Merry Christmas … On the Reef

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the reef Every creature was swimming, with fervent belief That an afternoon feeding would surely appear, Every seahorse was on Santa’s “good list” this year. Emo the clown nestled snug in his … Continue reading

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A Shiny New Yamaha for Christmas

Last week my husband accompanied me on my regular trip to the fish store. He likes to go from time to time, to look at the fish and the corals. A seahorse tank has strong restrictions on species compatability, so … Continue reading

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November on the Reef

I’ve been less than perfect about my reef posts for the last couple of weeks – but I promise we’re back on schedule now. And since it’s the first week in December, it’s time for a November retrospective on the … Continue reading

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Fluffy the Super-Worm, Redux*

Another Tuesday means another Tank-Day post. Unfortunately, I’m in the weeds where work is concerned, which mean a gratuitous tank photo and a little story to go with it, and the promise of a more thorough post as soon as … Continue reading

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In Honor of A Flappy Life

This post originally ran a couple of years ago, but I’m running it again today in honor of Flappy’s recent death. R.I.P., little Mandarin. You will be missed, but not forgotten. Meet Flappy. Flappy is a green-spotted mandarin (Synchiropus picturatus, … Continue reading

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Reef Retrospective, September 2013

I know it’s technically the second Tuesday in October (no clue how time flies like that) but here are a few of September’s best images from the reef: Emperor Maximus Angryfish let Emo know that some territorial boundaries can’t be … Continue reading

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Cooperation on the Reef

Last night, while working on the third Shinobi Mystery, I glanced at the tank and noticed something I rarely seem to see with a camera handy: Red the fire shrimp cleaning Flappy the mandarin dragonet. A couple of days ago, … Continue reading

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Sometimes, it’s “Fighting Emo”…

Most of the time, the inhabitants of my little reef live peacefully side by side. Conflicts usually amount to little more than a flash of fins and a “move along” when someone comes too close to Emo the clown’s anthelia … Continue reading

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So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

My year as a Debutante ends today. I’ve had a wonderful time getting to know the other debut bloggers (Amy, Dana, Kelly and Kerry) and blogging at The Debutante Ball. It’s difficult to sum up what a year like this … Continue reading

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