a tender touch, precious moments, life's every day beauties…

Meet our Bio Cube

 

With all of the snow, which I’m happy to see & have   😉   I thought it would be good to take our minds elsewhere for a quick minute.  My apologies in advance, I am about to interchange he & it a lot!  —I never thought I would be excited to bring home a new fish, or better yet anything else that goes in a tank.  Despite the contrary, I couldn’t be more thrilled with our anemone.  This guy is so interesting.  It’s tentacle’s flow in the current, but it will move itself by it’s own free will as well!  We had placed the anemone on the shelf behind it, but it moved its way over and down, clearly to where he felt best.  When we feed the anemone, the tentacles curl over sensing food in the vicinity and when it feels the food, the dozens of arms work together to get the goods to its mouth!  I thought it was so strange that it had a mouth & could move on its own.  For now this anemone of ours is nameless, like most I’m sure…however, I feel he certainly deserves one -btw, I just feel it’s a he.  Either way, it is beautiful, in it’s own, tentacle-y way.  The skin is vibrant and transparent – I don’t even know if it’s called skin.  It is just lovely to look at, almost like it is illuminated by a light from within.   This polyp and it’s fellow tank mates, are yet another reminder as to how complex and detailed life all around us is.  Not that we’re surrounded by these guys often, if at all.  But, in general – all that nature has to offer…everyday beauties and wonders.

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One response

  1. Holly

    so cool! what do feed him? what does ur new kitty think of him? 😉

    January 12, 2011 at 5:46 pm

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