June 27, 2003
After a whole year of Fish-pictures, I wondered if there was a new angle we haven't seen before...and after a bit of thought, here's one of his back. He's in his feeding tank, looking at my foot outside (he'd eaten already, greedy little thing!)
I scrubbed his shell a while ago, so it's nice and clean now!Fish's Shell | 01:21 AM | ReptoMin? (18)
June 18, 2003
Oops, just remembered that I haven't updated in a while! My apologies. As you can see from the above photo, I've propped up the basking area with a couple of stiff filter-sponges...they've been there for about two weeks and so far seem to be rock-solid. Fish is really enjoying the extra swimming room (even though it's a vertical increase not horizontal). I was thinking the sponges would act more or less like gravel...a sort of extra biological filter, I suppose, since I've stopped doing 100% water changes. Now I do 50% changes twice a week. It's much easier to do the changes with a siphon, and much, much easier on the back!
Green, clumpy algae is starting to grow on the sponges as well. And speaking of algae, I grabbed Fish and gave him a gentle scrub with the toothbrush to get rid of the algae on his shell...personally I don't much like algae on living creatures. Even though I know it doesn't harm him, I keep thinking he's getting moldy - so no algae for you Fish! He's looking beautifully polished right now. He'll need another scrub in a month or two though, the tank gets lots of light and is an algae farm. :)Oops! | 10:49 PM | ReptoMin? (11)
June 01, 2003
Exactly one year ago, on June 1, 2002, I went to the aquarium shop and purchased one tiny little Reeves turtle.
I can't believe it's been a whole year that I've had Fish already. It seems like yesterday that he was just a tiny little 4cm baby!! He's very nearly twice that length now. In celebration of this event, I'm posting a baby photo of Fish today. It was taken on June 2, 2002 (I don't have any June 1 photos because I didn't want to disturb him too much on his first day). Over the past year he's given me so much joy (and worries). I can't really imagine life without him any more.
Happy 'Birthday', Fish! :) He's about one year and a few months old today, but what's a few months to a turtle who'll live decades and decades? :)Happy Birthday, Fish | 11:54 PM | ReptoMin? (2)