voxmonsterz asked: How the goddamn do I get good pictures of my fish.
Haha! Good question - it’s definitely not easy! I have a Canon Rebel xsi DSLR camera, and I use it on manual settings, with no flash. In order to do this, you need to have a camera where you can change the shutter speed and aperture. It’s hard to find the right light balance. After that, I edit the images (which are automatically saved as camera RAW) in photoshop, and upload them :) But I’ve had reasonable success with iphone cameras, too? It’s just harder for them to adjust to the quick movements of the fish.
this lil shit is about to push my phone onto the floor
Dorito has a little golden belt!
Noticed that the old photoset of Mr. B was making the rounds again! Here he is, in the typical pose. This shows how much bigger he’s gotten!
Pickle believes he can fly
Clem’s such a looker
A photo of my 75 gallon tank, for any of you interested!
He goes by: Mr. B, Mr. Man, Monsieur Button, Buttons, Buttface, Mr. Menace, and more, depending on his mood. My friends also like to refer to him as Rick Ross.
And here, also have a ‘Rito
This is a great one to showcase Mr. B’s gorgeous fins!
Anonymous asked: Do you find it hard when you lose a fish? I lost my fantail today after seven years to dropsy and I'm shocked I feel so sad. He was fine in the morning but by the time I got home it was too late to do anything with salts. I've never lost a fish to it or heard of it coming on so fast :(
Hi there! First of all, thanks for writing in. Second, I’m very sorry to hear about your fantail…it’s always hard to lose a pet, no matter how small. I’ve only been in the fishkeeping hobby for about a year now, so I (thankfully) haven’t lost one yet. There was a time when I came close, with my very first fish. She came down with septicemia the day before I was scheduled to leave for the weekend. The entire time I was away, I worried about her. I was shocked that such a little friend could fill such a big space in my heart, but they really do. Even after just a year in the hobby, I couldn’t imagine myself without them.
As far as dropsy - I’ve heard of a few cases of it coming on that fast, and unfortunately there is little you can do. I hope you’re doing okay, and take some nibbles from my little babies to make you feel better!
Everyone was tired during the photoshoot, I guess.