So, should I watch Episode 9 of Orphen, Escaflowne, or X tonight? Decisions, decisions.

My office fish, Pongo and Canary are settled in nicely. Someone had been fucking with the tank at the office, so I brought it home. If I had a cam to run on darkcanvas.com, I’d go ahead and point it at their tank.

Pongo is a Red, White and Blue betta, named after the father Dalmation in 101 Dalmations because most of his blue is spotted on his body like black on his namesake. Canary the goldfish (ok, white with a orange spot) is a feeder fish we used to see if the tank was viable. “Canary in a coal mine” as it were. Pongo, when not eating or sleeping, spends a lot of his time chasing Canary at full-bore betta mode – gills expanded, fins out, the whole nine.

This birngs the grand total of fish up to 20 – 2 bettas, one goldfish, three phlecos, 3 zebras, 2 cherry barbs, 4 tiger barbs, 2 neons, and 3 catfish.

I have a vase that’s perfect for another betta, so I may get a third one. We’ll have to see, though. I’ve also considered replacing the 10 gallon tank with a 21. Then I can add some more diverse plants, and maybe some more fish. About a half dozen neons (and hope 3 survive – the mortality rate on neons is pretty high, as can attest) and maybe a black molly or two. Although the tigers are libel to go after the mollies, so I dunno. Maybe an angelfish, if I can get one sufficiently big to beat down the tigers.

But that’s later this year.

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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