An unreliable memoir

Posts tagged “aquarium

Otocinclus

Otocinclus
Dwarf suckermouth catfish. You might think he looks like a tasty mouthful, but look closer and you’ll see he’s completely covered in spines.

Nikon D5200 Tamron 70-300mm f32 95mm +86mm 1/250 ISO 200

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Dwarf puffer, Carinotetraodon travancoricus

Dwarf puffer
I’ve featured this 1.5cm long species before, but these shots, which I’m rather pleased with, are with my new macro setup.

Nikon D5200 Tamron 70-300mm f32 70mm +68mm 1/250 ISO 200

Dwarf puffer


Kuhli loach

Kuhli loach
Named after Heinrich Kuhl (1797-1821), a pioneer collector of flora and fauna in Java.

Nikon D5200 Tamron 70-300mm f22 145mm +68mm 1/155 ISO 400


Rosy bitterling (Rhodeus ocellatus)

Rosy bitterling
The Rosy bitterling (Rhodeus ocellatus) is a charming fish, easy to keep in coldwater aquaria. Like all bitterlings, this species spawns in freshwater mussels, which sadly are not easy to keep in aquaria. Females use their long ovipositors to deposit their eggs between the gill filaments of the mussel where they will be protected and well oxygenated. This female is ready to spawn but I’m afraid I don’t have any mussels to offer her.

Nikon D5200 Tamron 70-300mm f22 145mm +68mm 1/125 ISO 400


Lamprologus ocellatus

Lamprologus ocellatus
This charming inch long fish from Lake Tanganyika lays its eggs in old snail shells. My first underwater (semi) macro.

Nikon D5200 Tamron 70-300mm 140mm +68mm ƒ22 135mm 1/125 ISO 100