Ruby Topaz - Chrysolampis mosquitus
A well achieved photo stream of the splendid Ruby Topaz in flight.
"why dont you just give him a chance"
idk because im not physically or mentally attracted to him and ‘but he likes you’ or ‘but hes really nice’ isnt going to change the fact that im not interested
Damn, I don’t think women know how much that really hurts
I have no comment on the discussion here. But I totally want that mini-violin and case and just carry it around in my pocket. And any time someone starts wining about something ridiculous, I wanna take a good 5 minutes taking it out and getting ready for a fake mini orchestra.
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?
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.
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!
NEED HOLY SHIT
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 :)
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.