I look at my tanks day in and day out. My head is constantly in the tanks checking fins, checking webbed feet and scaleless bodies, but sometimes I miss things. Those things get picked up by the camera and let me know that I may need to do more than a head count and body check. I may need to do more cleaning of rocks and the sides of the tanks.
Today I photographed the frogs tank. I photographed that one because I just did a thorough wash of the rainbows. I should go back in a few days and photograph it though to see if there are any changes. I know this is primarily a forum for fish but....it is an aquarium and I think being conscious of what the eye can't see is important. When I look at the frog's tank day in and day out I may miss what the camera picks up. I think there is value in photographing our tanks so that we can truly 'see' what is happening in there.
You might ask yourself, how did she miss all that on the back of the tank. I don't know, I just did.
This week end the frog's tank will have all the large river stones removed and scrubbed down. The back of the tank will have a good cleaning. I've got good filtration in there and regular water changes with quality food being fed. But I've got some maintenance to do that I didn't realize needed to be done until of course I pulled out the cam and saw it.
After the removal of the two large goldfish that were in with the African Clawed Frogs I've noticed a calm that wasn't there before. They are much happier and not constantly in predatory overdrive. I HATED to remove those goldfish but it was for the overall good of the tank and was the right decision to make. I sure love my goldfish and will once again have a goldfish tank. I've got a 90 gallon pond sitting in my closet. When I finally move from this place you can bet this chick will have goldfish.
The larger frog is almost 5 years old. She's an African Albino Clawed Frog. The smaller frog is a male Reticulated African Clawed Frog, age 5 months. There are a total of 4 frogs in a 60 gallon tank who are about to get a serious housecleaning. ***For fun art piece of me with my head in my tank checking the fish see my profile page.***
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