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Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp

This is a scarlet cleaner shrimp.  They are also called northern cleaner shrimp, skunk cleaner shrimp, and Pacific cleaner shrimp.  They are called skunk cleaner shrimp because they have a stripe on their back like a skunk. Scarlet cleaner shrimp … Continue reading

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Giant Pacific Octopus

This is a giant Pacific octopus, also called North Pacific giant octopus.  I saw this one at SeaWorld in the Manta Aquarium exhibit.  This giant Pacific octopus is sleeping.  Shhhh!  I can tell it is sleeping because its eyes are … Continue reading

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Florida Manatee

These are Florida manatees.  The Florida manatee is a subspecies of West Indian manatee, which live in South America, Central America, Florida, Cuba, the Caribbean Sea, and the east coast of the United States. Manatees are not fish.  They are … Continue reading

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Blood Parrot Cichlid

This is a blood parrot cichlid.  It is also called a parrot cichlid or a bloody parrot.  This fish is a hybrid cichlid, which means that it is a cross between two different kinds of cichlids: a severum and a … Continue reading

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Sailfin Tang

This is a sailfin tang.  We saw it on Saturday at Petco while we were picking up our new gold Inca snails.  One of the neat things about this fish is that he can put his fins up and down … Continue reading

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Gold Inca Snails

I got two new pets for my fish tank!  They are gold Inca snails.  The bigger one that you can see above is named Golden.  The smaller one in the picture below is named Little Golden.  I got them Saturday … Continue reading

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False Map Turtle

This is a false map turtle, also called a Mississippi map turtle or a sawback turtle.  A false map turtle is a kind of map turtle.  This is confusing, because it is called “false.”  But I guess it is called … Continue reading

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Alligator Snapping Turtle

This is an alligator snapping turtle that lives in a tank just inside the front door at Heckrodt‘s nature center.  This is a very large turtle that is probably about 2 feet long.  It hardly moves at all.  They even … Continue reading

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When we went to Heckrodt Wetland Reserve on Saturday, we saw a tank with baby crayfish in it.  They were only about 1/2 inch long.  The lady that works at Heckrodt told me that when they first got them they … Continue reading

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Glass Bloodfin Tetras

These are my pet glass bloodfin tetras.  We have four of them and their names are Pio, Nineta, Nine, and Seventen.  Glass bloodfin tetras are also called glass bloodfins and x-ray fish.  These fish are very special because they have … Continue reading

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