Striped eel catfish - Plotosus lineatus
The Striped eel catfish, Plotosus lineatus (Siluriformes - Plotosidae), is the only catfish found in coral reefs, although they are also found in estuaries, tide pools and open coasts. They can be recognized by its oral barbels and striped coloration.
Juveniles form dense ball-shaped schools of about 100 fish; adults are solitary or occur in smaller groups of around 20 and are known to hide under ledges during the day.
The dorsal and pectoral fins have hidden venomous serrate spines that can cause hours of intense pain and the risk of collapse from shock.
Photo credit: ©René Cazalens | Locality: Bali, Indonesia (2014)
I want an adorable school of catfish! May need to go with dwarf bumblebees in the interest of providing an appropriate tank for the group
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What about karma?
Seriously? If you’re trying to make this seem like any woman who gets an abortion is an awful person, then you’re an awful person. It’s an individual woman’s choice. Don’t go guilt tripping with “bad karma” BS
Hey! I’m not trying anything, I’m just saying that no human being has the right to destroy the fetus. If having a baby is economically and socially problematic, one can very well take precautions to avoid such unwanted birth rather than killing the baby. Precaution is better than destruction. Keep your feminist BS aside.
You have to take into consideration that some women get abortions because either they or the fetus won’t live through the entire gestation. It’s not all about women using it as a form of birthcontrol. It’s their choice either way. It’s not about you so fuck off with your pro-everyone do everything how I do it bs.
There are groups that receive federal funding who literally pretend to be an abortion clinic to lure women in who have already made up their mind on one of the hardest choices of their lives to lie and manipulate them. Here’s a documentary made by a legitimate news agency.
Here is a random example of why an abortion could be necessary: You’re taking birth control and another medication. For acne, depression, PTSD, whatever, and there is a known, (or unknown) birth defect caused by that drug. The two drugs don’t interact with each other, so there is nothing wrong with your doctor prescribing both. However, should the pill fail for whatever reason, you are now faced with a pregnancy that you KNOW will result in a deformed, stillborn, -insert other birth complications here- birth. I do not believe that this is the dominant reason for women seeking abortions, just the same as the other potential reasons that are also not the dominant reason.
I am not saying I am pro choice or life, that is a totally separate conversation from the lying and manipulating that is used to deceive women and sidestep laws. And you can bet your paycheck that this is a rampant practice in Texas (original post).
Sorry, this doesn’t fit my blog theme but it’s too damn important to not share.
Underwater Rhapsody, oil on canvas, by Viktor Lantos :)
I don’t usually like overgrown scapes, but the wood peaking out of the forest and out of the water is oddly satisfying, and the organized chaos of the plants is beautiful, Good work Viktor!
How to: drawing and planning your project by Neo Beck
To get better results, draw your ideas before execution. This always helps to get things on the right track… but, if you need to change anything afterwards, don’t be afraid and do it.
This one was done by Neo Beck in preparation for a shrimp tank. I love it! Share also if you do.
It should be noted that this is one of many approaches to designing a tank. Different people find different approaches more helpful. It can take knowing what kind of person you are to find that best method. Myself for example I have exactly what I want in my head, I could never draw it, (for one I’m a horrid drawer, for two I need to physically make it).
Whatever works for you is awesome, which is true for anyone, including many famous aquascapers.
Whatever your preferred method, DO NOT GIVE UP, it took me so many failed aquascapes to start feeling proud of my aquariums, I was failing after I’d made some major investments. It isn’t a lack of talent if you fail, just get back to whatever drawing board / brainstorm session / vision quest needed to elect a new scape!