I'm Raegan. I post/reblog fish stuff, puns, personal stuff and whatever. Third-wave critical, Male rights advocate sympathizer. Proper citations are very important to me.

Full marriage equality is very important to me.

Current obsessions: garter snakes, leopard geckos, solitaire, taxonomy my baby apisto fry.

Fishkeeping is basically my whole life.

#fresh4lyfe

I run way too many blogs.

 

I swear I do water changes (~30% or more 2 or 3 times a week) but you couldn’t tell from looking at the bottom of the tank. Adding that snail was a bad idea. Also sponge filters don’t do much mechanical filtration.

They don’t venture to the top of the tank that often.

They don’t venture to the top of the tank that often.

So much bigger eeee! And only 6 weeks old.

So much bigger eeee! And only 6 weeks old.

Video: Fish 'shout' to be heard above human noise

thatfishchick:

Check it out for a cool study and pretty cool video of shiners making noise!

dendroica:

Spain’s endangered Iberian lynx brought back from brink of extinction

Ten years ago the Iberian lynx was nearing extinction but today, thanks to an imaginative conservation programme that has brought hunters, farmers and the tourist industry under its wing, its numbers have tripled from 94 to 312.
"We can’t claim victory yet but now there is hope," said Miguel Ángel Simón, the director of the programme for the recovery of the lynx in Andalusia, southern Spain. Only five years ago the animal was classified as critically endangered.
The project, which is jointly funded by the Andalusian government and the European Union, has been singled out for the second time by the EU as an exemplary conservation programme. Brussels is funding 40% of the €26m (£22m) needed to extend the project into the neighbouring regions of Extremadura, Castile-La Mancha and Murcia, as well as Portugal.
According to Simón, when they first carried out a census in the lynx’s key habitats in the Sierra Morena and the Doñana national park, not only were there few lynxes but the rabbit population had also been severely depleted by disease. Rabbits are the lynx’s main source of food.

(via guardian.co.uk)

dendroica:

Spain’s endangered Iberian lynx brought back from brink of extinction

Ten years ago the Iberian lynx was nearing extinction but today, thanks to an imaginative conservation programme that has brought hunters, farmers and the tourist industry under its wing, its numbers have tripled from 94 to 312.

"We can’t claim victory yet but now there is hope," said Miguel Ángel Simón, the director of the programme for the recovery of the lynx in Andalusia, southern Spain. Only five years ago the animal was classified as critically endangered.

The project, which is jointly funded by the Andalusian government and the European Union, has been singled out for the second time by the EU as an exemplary conservation programme. Brussels is funding 40% of the €26m (£22m) needed to extend the project into the neighbouring regions of Extremadura, Castile-La Mancha and Murcia, as well as Portugal.

According to Simón, when they first carried out a census in the lynx’s key habitats in the Sierra Morena and the Doñana national park, not only were there few lynxes but the rabbit population had also been severely depleted by disease. Rabbits are the lynx’s main source of food.

(via guardian.co.uk)

fishmostly:

I’m crying in the DMV and they expect me to prove that I can safely operate a vehicle in half an hour after being told that I’m basically a cripple because I’m depressed and getting treatment. Fuck this.

Apparently I’m still a good driver even after crying for an hour.

I’m crying in the DMV and they expect me to prove that I can safely operate a vehicle in half an hour after being told that I’m basically a cripple because I’m depressed and getting treatment. Fuck this.

Pro-tip: always answer “no” for question 11 on the Texas drivers license application/renewal form.

They’re making me re-take the written and driving test because I’m fucking depressed.

Holy fuck I hate being an adult I don’t want to do this bullshit

The post office wants to charge >$150 for a damn passport but doesn’t accept credit card? Like do you understand where they’re located? I’ll tell you where: the shadiest part of town and I am NOT walking around with that much money in cash.

*sees a post on tumblr*

"Oh this looks really interesting, I’ll have to go back and read it later"

*10,000 liked posts later*

Well… fuck.

The Who, What, Where, Why, How of Marimo Care

melsmarimo:

Who am I? I am the url-forementioned Mel. Before I purchased my marimo, I put my degree and years in research to work, going through scientific journals for any information on these mysterious little things.

Why am I doing this? I track the marimo tag which is full of cute, well-meaning green thumbs, but also the occasional signs of incorrect care based on incorrect information. It is easy to trust any website or misinformed seller who claims marimo just need water and sunlight because there isn’t much out there. Anyway, my perpetual skepticism led me to refuse to believe the lazy marketing claims that these plant-like balls can thrive on so little. (They can grow with that little, but thrive? Let’s put it this way: it’s like keeping a betta in a half gallon bowl.)  Tbh, it wasn’t hard to find all this information compiled below from these sources.

Why are you going to read this? Marimo will grow faster if not starved for nutrients. What you know already is probably doing okay for your little buddy. Fresh, dechlorinated water? Check. But enough water? Idk. Weekly water changes and a bath? Check. Some kind of sunlight? Check. Cold water treatment? Maybe. Air? Why even??? And pH, salt, calcium, iron, and NPK? I don’t know anyone besides serious aquarium keepers who check on these.

Let’s start with the basics, shall we?

Common names: moss ball, lake ball, marimo (Japanese, “seaweed ball”), kúluskítur (Icelandic, “shit ball” lololololololol)

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