I finished my 3D puzzle today 🧩

3D puzzle of a clownfish

511 Thai Asian Eatery

Yesterday after a long and hot morning at the zoo I was craving something with some kick, so I dragged my friend Kelly with me to a Thai restaurant. I’ve never actually visited this particular restaurant before but I’m always ready to try something new.

I told Kelly all about my former brother’s-in-law family Thai restaurant I frequented as a kid. Before I swore off all non-fish meats I loved eating spicy chicken (that I always called chicken nuggets) but this would be the first time I was eating Thai as an adult.

The restaurant was well-reviewed online and I was delighted to see service was even better than I was expecting. I ordered the tofu pad thai on level three spicy. They weren’t kidding when they said it was hot. It was so deliciously spicy that I was taking bitefuls between coughs and dragon breaths.

I couldn’t finish it, not because it was too hot (but even if it was I’d never admit defeat) but I actually had a few delicious appetizers (Seaweed salads + hot days? Refreshing.) I took the leftovers home and a few hours later they were gone. 🍞

Image: plate of spicy tofu pad thai
The leftovers that are no more

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I’m so happy! My fish are doing well. I’m still just nursing plants in my 10 gallon tank, but the forty gallon tank is thriving. The guppies are breeding and not eating their young. I got a breeder box but the little guppies keep McGyvering their way out.

Guppies need broccoli

image of a fish tank with broccoli inside and guppies swimming around it

aquarium fish tank in front of a metal art piece

40 Gallon! Lots of space for the little guppies to swim.

I just purchased a new book on salt water aquariums! So excited to finish it and start my own salt water tank

A few days ago I am sad to say my betta fish, The Red Devil, passed away.

10 gallon tank in all its glory 🐠 Inside I have a java fern on the right and on the left is a plant whose name escapes me 🌱

aquarium tank with two plants and a mossy log inside

40 Gallon Tank with Guppies

Temperature: Unknown (room temp)
pH: 8.2
Ammonia: 1.0
Nitrites: 0
Nitrates: 0
I thought my 10 gallon was bad, this is worse. My forty gallon is significantly larger and I don’t fuss over it nearly as much as I do my other one. Inside of this tank are about 15 guppies. They’re all very cute and have their own personalities. They do let me touch them and will try to eat anything dropped into the tank. To combat the issue I put in a lot of ammonia remover, water change fluid, and bacteria. I streamed all of this on twitch around the thirty minute mark.
Update on my 10 Gallon: My betta finally ate today. I fed him some flakes which I normally don’t do because it causes the ammonia to spike way up. He swam around for a bit so that puts hope in me. He’s still not out of the woods completely so I’ll be keeping a close eye on him. 🐟

10 Gallon Tank with a Male Veiltail

Temperature: 84° F
pH: 8.2
Ammonia: 0.25
Nitrites: 0
Nitrates: 0
This is bad. The ammonia is slowly killing my fish and I need to combat it. I am ammonia remover, which is not recommended generally, but will work in the short term. I am adding extra bacteria to the tank as usual and may need to remove the betta if the ammonia gets worse. I’ll be doing semi regular water changes. More updates to come. 🐟

Fish Jail AKA Quarantine! It’s not just us that are asked to social distance. Fish get sick too and sometimes they don’t outwardly show illness. Before introducing fish in a tank, keep them separate to prevent the spread of fish disease!

an empty fish tank with a small decoration inside

I love being a fish mom. It really makes me happy.