Tag Archives: aquarium

Piscine drama…

Living with any creature brings Nature into your home. Living with fish gives you a window into their world. You become an observer, lacking true understanding, perhaps, but learning to recognise the behaviours and the silent language expressed by movement, … Continue reading

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The Elusive Shrimp

“They seek him here, they seek him there…” I couldn’t help thinking about Baroness Orczy’s Elusive Pimpernel as I watched the translucent creature foraging in the corner of the aquarium. He’s not exactly scarlet, being more of a watery pink, … Continue reading

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The problem with hitchhikers…

They’re lurking in there, This I know, I put them there Some time ago; They are the fish The eye forgot… And have I seen them? I have not. * A barbelled snout I just might see If I am … Continue reading

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First, catch your fish… #writephoto

I can’t remember when I last felt so tired. The past couple of weeks have been hectic… in the best possible way… what with the workshop, reconnecting with old friends while they are in the country and all the usual … Continue reading

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Survivors…

The pearl lace gouramis seem to think spring is in the air. While the female is looking fatter than usual, the male’s chest is brilliant orange and he keeps blowing bubbles. Gouramis build bubble nests on the surface of the … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog – a peaceful Sunday…

The air is cold and clear, there is frost on my outside water bowl. There is no more than a sliver of a moon in a field of stars. It wasn’t my fault she fell over on the ice watching … Continue reading

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A tale of tails

I had to clean the fish tank out Although it’s hot and steamy… The fish were swimming to the glass And couldn’t really see me. There’s one in there, a monster fish… There’s smaller sold for cooking… And he is … Continue reading

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Deep waters

The fish are watching me watching them. Every so often, one or another will come to the corner of the aquarium and look out into the world around my desk and we watch each other, eye to eye. It is … Continue reading

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Seeking balance

It was bugging me a bit, the big empty space at the top of the aquarium. It didn’t look right. It was okay when the fish swam up there, but as there was nothing to attract them except at feeding … Continue reading

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Welcome home…

The phone rang. “How are the fish?” said the worried voice on the end of the line. Not ‘how are you doing, Mum’ … no. How are the fish. To be fair, I had been frantically texting the son from … Continue reading

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