Friday, December 24, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Today for Fishy Monday I'm going to tell you about the Saddleback Butterfly Fish.
The Saddleback Butterfly Fish gets its name from the big black saddle on its back.It has a large amount of yellow on the bottom part of body and mouth.The black saddle is surrounded by a white line and a orange and blue stripe.The Dorsal Fin also keeps the saddle at bay.The bottom fins have very little yellow and are mostly covered in white.The side of the fish has many blue green stripes.The eye is covered by a black stripe.This fish is an Omnivore,meaning it eats meat and plants.It eats corals,small fish,invertebrate,and possibly plankton.This fish is found in the more tropical parts of the oceans,including Hawaii,Fiji,and Tonga.It is one of the larger Butterfly Fish,measuring at 12in at mature size.
That's my report on the Saddleback Butterfly Fish.I got the info from www.petucation.com,www.liveaquaria.com,and www.bluezooaquatics.com.I also got the picture from www.liveaquaria.com.The End.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Today I'm going to tell you about wolves and their fight for survival.
I'm writing this post on wolves because I learned about wolves this week
and their near end.
Back in the 1600s when the settlers were moving to the west,wolves became a problem for the settlers.They ate cattle,ate chickens,and sometimes attacked the settlers themselves.The settlers and farmers really didn't enjoy the wolves company too much.So they started to hunt and kill the wolves.the wolves made their way onto the endangered species list very quickly.Once there were many wolves in North America,over 3,000!But after about 5-7 years there were less than 5oo. But,in the 1900s the Yellowstone Wolf Product.The project was to keep 16 wolves in captive to have them form a pack.Once the wolves made a pack and there was an alpha male,the keepers let them go into Yellowstone National Park.Today,wolves have made an amazing comeback.There use to be under 5oo,now there are 3,500+! If it weren't for the people that started the Y.W.P,wolves would probably be extinct in the U.S.A.
That's my report on wolves.The End.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Today for Fishy Monday I'm going to tell you about the Sunshine Chromis.
The Sunshine Chromis is found in the Indo-Pacific and ranges in size of 1-3 inches.Their description is a light pink body with a white belly and a yellow top.The dorsal fin is also bright yellow.The tail,back dorsal fin,pectoral fin,and mouth are a clear white,like the belly.They also come in colors like a blueish purple body,blue face,yellow back,black & yellow tail,and blue fins.(I prefer the blue version in my tank.If i only had one...) They are omnivores feeding on a large supply of foods.Shrimp,plankton,algae,even younger fish.Rare though.they are one of the more peaceful,yet hardy,members of the Chromis family.Chromises are also known as Damsel Fish.Groups can be found from sizes of 5-9.
That's my report on the Sunshine Chromis.I gought the pictures from www.aquacon.com and www.bluezooaquatics.com and the info from www.livingreefs.com,www.bluezooaquatics.com,and www.aquacon.com. The End. (P.S,sorry about the little info,this is a rare fish and I couldn't find much info.)
Friday, December 3, 2010
Today I'm going to tell you about my trip to the Tampa Aquarium.My trip to the Tampa Aquarium was one to remember.It was a long ride from our house to Tampa but it was 100% worth it! When we got there the first thing I saw was a big tank of Stingrays!We were able to pet them because they were tamed.They had no barbs,or stingers,on there tail.They felt slimy.The stingrays were the size of a small plate to the size of a German Shephard!We moved higher up into the Aquarium and we saw something unexpected.We saw animals that weren't fish!We saw alligators,crocodiles,partriges,owls,ducks,and a stange bird that I took a picture of (see top.)
After we went to look at those creatures we went into the best part of the Aquarium.I saw soooooooooo many fish!!! Even some that I did for Fishy Monday!Royal Grammas,Basslets,Butter Fly Fish,Sharks,Tangs,Damsel Fish,end a turtle or 2.My favorite fish was probably the Goliath Grouper.It was so big that it could fit 3 of me inside it! And I'm a big kid!Caitlin's favorite part was probably the sea horses.They had yellow seahorses,black seahorses,even little baby seahorses as big as a finger nail.My moms favorite part was probably the sea turtles.I don't know what was my dads favorite.The food there was good.I had grilled cheese,chips,spicy french fries,and a soda.After we saw all the tanks and exhibits we left for home.
That's what I did when I went to the Florida Aquarium.The End.