Any reader who hasn’t had his-or-her head stuck under a rock for the last six months is aware that I have an aquarium. I received it as a Christmas present last year, and the original (and ongoing) intention was to make it a seahorse and pipefish species tank.
In the beginning there were rocks. And tubeworms. And a peppermint shrimp named Gumbo.
Then came the corals, a few at a time.
And at last, Thing 1 and Thing 2.
A few weeks later, a pair of pipehorses followed – Gelato and Gherkin, though only Gherkin survived. For the record, he’s thriving now.
My family likes the tank almost as much as I do. My husband, in particular, likes to watch the critters doing what they do. From day 1, however, he’s made a running joke of the “seahorse tank” that isn’t. Every once in a while, he looks at me and asks:
“Now, eventually you do plan to have seahorses in your seahorse tank, right?”
This morning, eventually has arrived. I’m heading out to pick up four juvenile Hippocampus erectus – tropical seahorses, two male and two female, like the ones in the photo at that link. Exactly like them, in fact, because they were ordered from ORA.
Names, photos and updates to follow. As for me, today I’m seeing horses. Next week, hopefully, you’ll be seeing them too.
What are you excited about this week? Hop into the comments and let me know!