Posted 6 hours ago

Fellow aquarists. I was wondering if anyone with more knowledge on freshwater plants could help me ID this one. I got it for free, it grows like crazy, and frequently send up flowers (like the one shown). I’ve never seen anything like it in another tank. Any ideas?

Posted 18 hours ago



The queue is filling with rainbow snake pictures as we speak

Posted 20 hours ago


King Cheetah.

The king cheetah is a rare mutation of the cheetah characterized by a distinct fur pattern. The cause of this alternative coat pattern was found to be a mutation in the gene for transmembrane aminopeptidase Q, the same gene responsible for the striped ‘mackerel’  versus blotchy ‘classic’ patterning seen in tabby cats. The mutation is recessive and must be inherited from both parents for this pattern to appear, which is one reason why it is so rare.

I feel it’s important to also add that, while this color pattern is very cool, we DON’T want zoos breeding for it. It requires inbreeding at this point since cheetah populations, even in captivity, are so low and only serves to weaken the gene pool in order to bring out a single trait that has no real advantages in wild populations. My concern is that this is becoming the new “white tiger” and that zoos will forgo breeding cheetahs for good, diverse genetics in order to breed an animal that will bring in more money because of a “neat” pattern.

Posted 22 hours ago
Posted 1 day ago


for-science-sakeTree Bark Camo

  1. Mossy Leaf-Tailed Gecko
  2. Grey Tree Frog 
  3. Grey Cicada 
  4. Casque head Chameleon 
  5. Lichen Spider
  6. Underwing Moth
  7. Peppered Moth
  8. Owl Fly Larva
  9. Eastern Screech Owl 

Don’t forget the Potoo!

Posted 1 day ago


Dante shed! Look at this one compared to when I got her ;.; She’s so big nooooow! 

Look at that growth! I kinda wish I’d kept Epee’s sheds. He’s super big now too! I just weight him in a 155g (7g when I first got him).

Posted 1 day ago







Product: Flourish Glue by Seachem

The brand new product by Flourish helps attaching mosses and other plants to rocks and driftwood (they also claim gravel… but I don’t see that working). I would not mind to try this one out!

Gotta try this!


Seems legit.


You guys know you can just use regular super glue from the dollar store, right?

I thought you couldn’t use regular super glue because of the chemicals being toxic in the aquarium.

Nope, super glue works perfectly fine. In fact, the glues used in the saltwater trade (I have a glue called Coral Affix that’s used to glue corals frags) are pretty much identical to super glue. I’m more skeptical of the ability to glue plants… I don’t care what glue it is, I don’t see it holding vegetation in place. But I could be wrong about that :)

Posted 2 days ago


So, Dante went into blue before Leliana, by about a day, but Leliana shed last night and Dante didn’t. I’m getting worried, it’s not stuck, but she definitely has not shed. Weird :/ I’d get pictures of Leliana but she just ate, so that will have to wait a day or two.

Don’t worry too much. I’ve noticed as Epee gets older, he takes a bit longer to shed after going blue. This last time (less than a week ago), I almost started getting concerned. He cleared up for almost 5 days before shedding.

Posted 4 days ago


He did run some, I just really didn’t get any particularly great photos.

I’m not very familiar with greyhounds, is there any particular reason why they’re all muzzled?

Posted 4 days ago






apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad fuck” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.

man you can’t go toe to toe with matilda on books

all little home girl did was read

EL James is not ready for this work

The Boss is currently free on the UK Amazon site. Just downloaded it myself…

^^^ to all my UK followers


I haven’t read 50 shades or The Boss, but I checked to see, and the kindle version of the latter is available for free in the US right now as well.