Friday, October 8th, 2010

Poo, glorious poo

Keyhole Cichlid
I am totally tired tonight – it’s been a very long day! After two important meetings at work today, I then took the bus to the local aquarium store …


Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Pop goes the button!

My body’s probably trying to tell me something about my expanding waistline (ahh, the joy of getting old!). I went to the loo today at the university (stay with me, …


Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Roarrr – It’s the Year of the Tiger!

Happy Valentine's Day, Tigers!
Happy New Year to you all who happen to know that we have started a new lunar year today! After quite a turbulent the Year of the …


Thursday, October 9th, 2008

My first foray into the world of cichlids

I’ve just returned from my 15-minute stroll from my local aquarium shop, Seaview Aquariums and brought home two checkerboard cichlids. I suspect that they are spade-tailed checkerboard cichlids (Crenicara maculata) …


Monday, September 15th, 2008

Wooly start of the week

The wind has been howling all day – we can even hear the wind whistling from the third floor of our office. The weather forecast warned us yesterday that gale-force …


Saturday, July 26th, 2008

“Hello Smauet, my old friend …” (or The Fishiest Day of My Life)

Bergen is one of my favourite cities in the world – because of the history and the atmosphere in the city. After the adventure up beyond the Arctic Circle, yesterday …


Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Kuhli Loaches

Here’s a snapshot of my flourishing aquarium in my living room, complete with a resting kuhli loach. My water wisteria plants are growing like crazy, and so are my lace …