mrhyperlinkukplain Get a free Giffgaff Sim

Archive for November, 2007

Time to teach Angus!

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Angus and Motherboard

Now Angus is 7 months old, I think he’s now old enough to be taught the ways of the force! Maltilda was given the option, but she didn’t seem interested and fell asleep in the motherboard box!

Ten minutes later, this is what he built…

Epox Mobo

Okay, so he had a a little help from his friend!

Post to Twitter

As they were!

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

Something special for November, this was recorded when the kittens Angus and Maltilda, first arrived home! They are somewhat larger now 6/7 months later!

Thanks to Phoebe and Chrissie! BTW our cats are not Smelly! Sorry Cats!

Post to Twitter

Corydoras Weitzmani

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

This is a rarely seen catfish from Peru. I have a wild breeding group of six.

In this video you can see two young F1 corydoras weitzmani, I have breed, I’ve left two of them with their parents. I also have large breeding groups of Wild Corydoras sterbai.

Post to Twitter

Mr Nasty - Male Green Terror - Aequidens rivulatus

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

I have a pair, well a male and a female, and they fight like cats and dogs, I think the female has a bad attitude! I was hoping to breed them, but they are in different tanks, 12 feet apart at opposite ends of the fish house, I don’t think they can see each other!

Here’s a quick video of the male, lovely fish.



Post to Twitter

Geophagus sp. ‘Red Head Tapajos’ and Geophagus proximus

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

I also purchased many months ago a breeding pair of Geophagus proximus and two unidentified Geophagus. I think one is a Geophagus sp. ‘Red Head Tapajos’ - possibly, the others I don’t know. In this video, you can clearly see the red head and the proximus, the odd things is since, I’ve introduced the red head into the tank with the pair of proximus, the red head and a single proximus seem happier together, leaving a loan proximus!

Post to Twitter

Red Claw Male and Female Crayfish - Cherax quadricarinatus

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

This is my male Red Claw Male Crayfish Cherax quadricarinatus, this is the only crayfish that can be kept legally in the United Kingdom. Often sold as the Blue Lobster!

The above video is the Male, with the red claws.

The above video is the Female, no red claws, she has just released young crayfish into the rearing tank, they have disappeared into the rock!

I also found there is a company in the UK called Flinders Redclaw that import these crayfish from Australia for the table for eating!

Watch them on episode 5 of BBC2’s “Dragons Den”. Click HERE !

Post to Twitter

Tropheus Moorii Ikola & Synodontis Petricola

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

These are currently two of my favourite fish, Tropheus Moorii Ikola cichlids and Synodontis Petricola catfish. I have five wild sub adults Tropheus Moorii Ikola and six Wild Synodontis Petricola. I’m very tempted to convert to Lake Tanganyikan Cichlids, the water here in Yorkshire is suited to these fish. Watch this space. There are many different colour variations of Tropheus Moorii, and these little fish, are very aggressive. I hope to breed them in the future.

Technology has moved on, and it’s easier for me to pop into the fish house with a DV Camcorder, hook up to PC, capture the contents to a Windows Media Video (WMV) file, and upload to YouTube for hosting. So here’s the first one, you can expect some more in the future.

Post to Twitter

Teething issues again!

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

Web hosting server is still giveing me issues again!, appears to be back on again!

I’ll update the webcam pages, and relocate the camera tomorrow.

One of the Geophagus that I removed from the display tank of other Geos’ started to beat-up the catfish in the quarantine tank, so now his tail has grown back, I’ve moved him into the 6″ display tank with all the Angels. Hopefully he’ll calm down with fish his own size.

Lobsters have hatched and disappeared in a 48×18x18 tank, with lots of ocean rock, time to remove the female lobster, if I can catch her, and return to the breeding tank with the male.

Post to Twitter

Angelfishcam 1 is back!

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Just needs further alignment and focsus in the fish house!

I probably rename it FishHouse Blog Cam 1!

The image is currently uploaded every 10 seconds from the fish house wireless web cam. Click the picture in the right-hand column under the Fish House Thermometer and it will refresh every 30 seconds.

Post to Twitter

Apologies for loss of service!

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Apologies for loss of service!

This was caused for reasons unknown, and my web hosting broke on Saturday 3rd November 2007 at midday!

No basic web services have been available until now.

Post to Twitter