Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Fish: Missing Otocinclus

This is a terrible tablet camera pic of my first Otocinclus right there in the center. When I turned on the tank's heater for the so called winter the algae turned my entire tank green. I initially went for a snail but feared reproduction so I went with another Otocinclus. It has been a week or so and I just noticed that I haven't seen the new kid. Gone.
Last night I searched the tank (while totally scaring the other fish) and I assumed I must have accidentally removed home it when cleaning the plants or that Mario ate it during the blackout (tank light burned out). This morning I googled and found that these fish just up and disappear! They die and decompose within four hours. Apparently they are fussy. $3 gone too.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Sew: Rice Bag

I needed a hand made gift for an exchange at a my quarterly stamp meeting so after much thought I decided to make a rice bag. My first attempt was quite a success. I just wish I could have kept it for myself.

I used some fabric from my "Get rid of it" stash; a soft woven fabric with what I call girly camouflage. It is 27" by about 5" sewn every 3 inches and filled with 1/2 Cup brown rice (had it on hand). As you can see by my only picture of it that I procrastinated and gave it away before taking any other photos. Kathy was excited she got it and knew exactly what to do with it.