Thursday, March 23, 2006

Tank Mates

Just thought I would share some pictures of my "more interesting-looking" roommates!

First, my newest friend:

He's a Dwarf Lionfish. His spines are poisonous. The poison won't hurt you or kill you, but someone who was once stung told me they needed two morphine shots to deal with the pain. That puts an end to my swimming laps in my fish tank!

My first "friend" (he was uninvited- I think he traveled for miles in the bag of sand that I put in the bottom of the tank):

He's a...something.

Another new "friend:"

Not sure what this thing is either, but I first saw it a couple of days ago.
There are also sea stars that pop out from time to time and a Hawaiian fireworm that makes a rare appearance. Sometimes, I wonder what else could be lurking in my aquarium...


jmac said...

These photos are so beautiful! What kind of camera do you use???

seadot said...

Actually, I just have a little Canon Powershot that I got as a gift. I think it's the A520. I like it because it gives me a lot of control- I can do a lot of things manually. There's nothing worse than having a camera that "figures everything out" for you (it won't take a blurry picture, for example). If I'm on a country road late at night and see a UFO, my camera better not "decide" not to take the blurry picture!
It's also a nice change from "film" cameras for me. It gives me the chance to experiment, preview, throw things out, etc. With the right memory card, I can hold 100's of images. It's a nice option (though I still love me photos!)