Severe weather in the forecast. Hope they are wrong! The proverbial "strong storms" . . . Ugh. The forecast for rain has been off the mark for the past week, so our luck is due to run out. The yard is looking so good right now with the Coral Bells and Iris all flowering and the young Hostas just lovely. Several people brought Peonies to work, so it must be the time for bad weather. My mind has stored so many images of once-gorgeous Peonies squashed flat by heavy rain or shredded by hail. That's probably what keeps me from adding them to my yard!
|The fish all bagged up and ready to travel|
At the fish club meeting last night we had a speaker on salt water aquariums and the potential for making money by breeding marine fish and propagating corals. With the the popularity of reef tanks, the coral business is particularly good. Rather than depleting the reefs, coral is commonly grown for resale. Breeding marine fish is far more difficult than breeding freshwater fish. Proper conditions, spawning triggers, and appropriate food for incredibly tiny fry are far more difficult to manage, but it is being accomplished with an increasing number of species. Raising Clown Fish has always been on my To Do List, and Clowns are supposedly "easy". Or comparitively easy! We'll see!
Got my fish safely bagged and auctioned off. The Synodontis petricola brought the best price of course, but were purchased for a fraction of their retail price. Am pleased they went to Rodger. The Limias sold quite well too, and Dale who got them will do a good job. He often purchases the fish I BAP since we like similar types of fish. I was able to purchase a bag of very unusual Corys, bred by Rich who is a fabulous fish breeder, and a bag of "pedigree" Green Terrors (they are considered pedigree when they come with location information - where they (or their immediate ancestors) were collected in the wild. Fun to see my old friend Garrett now sporting some interesting tatoos, and made arrangements for friend Alex to come over and pick up the rest of my Limia melanogaster.
Getting the Fish Keeping Bug back! Need more fish!