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Sunday, February 12, 2006

Gary the Snail


At the request of Patty (who wanted to see more fishtank stuff and is a great photographer) and ndiginiz (one hell of a cool fella and a great photographer) I'm posting some of my fishtank stuff, this is Gary the Snail (named by my son) from one of my 10 gallon tanks. That's a ghost shrimp riding shotgun and eating algae off of his back. If you have a fresh water aquarium it's probably to your biggest advantage to have snails and shrimp. The snails keep the algae down and the shrimp take care of any small particles that your filters might miss, both are great for taking care of decaying matter if you have live plants (which I have a ton of). I'll try and grab some pics of my fish if I can get them to slow down some ;)

15 Comments:

Blogger Skavenger said...

Gary :D

I love that snail, hahaha!

Meow...

12:55 AM  
Blogger CameraDawktor said...

Gary's just Gorgeous! Nice picture.

1:21 AM  
Blogger Norwood Matt said...

Hah!

2:25 AM  
Blogger ndiginiz said...

Tena koe ehoa
Yeah DJ, thats what I'm on about!

I use to eat snails as a young fella of about 1 year old. Mum use to tell me stories of how I'd crawl into the garden while no-one was looking. When someone finally came there'd be slime all over my chin and around my mouth, broken snail shells littered the dirt where I sat and half eaten snail bodies I'd be chewing like gum. Hope none were a relative/forebear to Gary?

3:56 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Lovely green, great work as always :)

4:44 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Do you have Patrick and Squidward too? ;-)

I love the photo, by the way.

5:19 AM  
Blogger Patty said...

Gary!!! That's the perfect name! Now, where's Patrick? :)

Would've been here sooner, haven't been on my computer in a while.

When I first saw this photo I thought, "Hey, he posted some more fish tank photos, yea!" Didn't even realize you wrote my name in until reading. Ha. I forgot all about asking you about that.

Cool photo of the snail & shrimp! And great info. in case I ever decide to get a tank.

Thanks for posting this & any more will be lovely to see.

6:17 AM  
Blogger Carae said...

Yay!! I love fun names for pets. Kids come up with the greatest names.

Great photo.

11:15 AM  
Blogger Drea said...

Thats awesome!

11:32 AM  
Blogger NAOBunni said...

i loved having a fish tank...it is a world of its own...and this picture of Gary and his friendly neighborhood shrimp is phreakin AWESOME!!!

Thanks Dave for a refreshing look into the waterworld

and ewwwww to the guy that ate live snails ...ewww and cheers i guess are in order ;) i mean how many people can say that they have eaten LIVE snails? you rock dude!

~bunnihuggles~

1:04 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Haahaa, just like SpongeBob's pet...

6:16 PM  
Blogger David Kleinert said...

Cool shot. The snail has a little visitor taking a free ride! cheers

7:07 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Skavenger, I laughed so hard when he named it that.

Cameradawktor, thanks :)

NM, yeah man... thas right. haha

ndiginiz, lol, i'm sure no relation... man you musta loved those snails. Taswte like chicken?

Lorraine, heya :) thanks again.

Karen, actually I have been thinking of starting another 10 gallon tank and trying to replicate the block they live on... my boy would just love the hell out of that. I would too atually. lol

Patty, yeah.. was a great name. And yeah I think I'm going to spend the next few days trying to get pictures of the fish.

carae, ;)

Drea thanks :)

bunni, yeah that's why I love them so much (fishtanks I mean) they go about their buisness unaware of the crap that we put ourselves thru.

jenn, ;)

7:18 PM  
Blogger Wolf said...

Great picture! Those two fellows remind me of that carton the kids always watch...Sponge Bob square pants!
They could be the next big under water hit...:)

8:14 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Dave, hah yeah that ghost shrimp does that a lot actually.. hehe

Wolf, Yeah, even named after the snail ;)

8:23 PM  

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