My feline and aquatic friends
To start off with, the leader
of the pack: Tigger the pet panther.
Here we have Tigger, ruler of this house.
He's about four years old and was homeless when I met him. He has few bad
habits, except for trampling fiercely when on your lap, and many good ones.
He's very friendly and extrovert.
In his spare time he enjoys birdwatching, fishwatching,
playing with a cork on a string (which he will fetch if he feels it's playtime)
and biting small pieces from cardboard boxes.
The cold tank
Here we have the inhabitants of the cold
tank: two goldfish and two newts. The newts are Japanese fire bellied newts.
It's a male and a female. I've had them for years. I feed them stuff like
water fleas and sea monkeys.
For this tank I made the island myself by casting
a stone in silicone mass, and then making a cast in this mold using polyurethan.
I left a space for some earth and plants, and glued the 'stone' to the
The warm tank
A look inside the warm tank. In this tank we
find Blue danio's (pic), a couple of swordbearers, a pair of Colisa Lalia's
(in this pic: the female, Babette),one specimen of some species of algae
eating fish, two Kuhli's and an aquatic frog (Xenopus Gilli).
Here we have Bert, the male Lalia. His
colours are not yet as bright as they could be. Maybe at nest building
The pic to the right shows Ruud, the African
clawed frog. We see him here spending his time in his favourite way: by
hanging motionless beneath the water surface. His other favourite pastime
is eating. At dinnertime he sort of morphs into a vacuum cleaner.
In this tank I only keep fish which are either
too big for Ruud to eat, or too fast.
It just turned out that way.
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