Tank 4

In tank #4 there are 4 eels, they are American eels. They are pretty big, they are like a grayish brown on top and a whiteish tan on the bottom. The eels eat squid identical, they eat about 9-11 tentacles. My job for the eel tank is to first feed him, they usually eat it very quick and sometimes fight over it. Then second I clean the inside with the algae brush. Next, I clean the outside with a rag and vinegar spray bottle. Lastly, I clean the salt off from the top and then I’m done. The eels are very easy to maintain and are easy to feed.

Tank 25 BUBBLES!

A Jack Dempsey named Bubbles lives in Tank 25. He eats 10 small squid pieces because he is getting skinny. Bubbles has not been eating at all recently and we hope he doesn’t die soon. We have tried different types of food but he refuses to eat. Get healthy Bubbles!!

Mrs. Nelson-Roger’s Tank and Tank 12

Mrs. Nelson-Roger’s tank has trout fish, they eat “trout food” which consists of ground up fish. When we clean the tank we have to be careful of the fish because they are very small. In tank 12, there are Striped Killifish and they eat squid tentacles, but we have to cut them up to pieces in order for the fish to be able to consume them.

Tank in Ms. Bowden’s Room

In my groups tank there is a baby blue crab, we feed and clean the tank once a week. While we clean it we take the pH, salinity, ammonia, nitrate, and nitrite. We always make sure the water level is at the black line, and we make sure the filter on the tank is clean. As we take the data of the tank we clean the outside then move to the inside after it is done eating. The crab in the tank is very active and moves around a lot when we are cleaning the tank.

Ms.Rivera’s tank

Lois and I clean the tank in Ms.Rivera’s room. There were over five fish last time we cleaned it, but it keeps changing because one fish keeps eating the others. Now there is a plant that has fallen so they hide under it. I clean the outside and the inside of the take while Lois feeds them.I use a rag and spray vinegar on it, for the inside I wipe the sides with an algae brush. Lois feeds them sea monkeys and lets them finish whats she put in before giving them more. After we clean it we add water to the tank if it needs it. We fill half a bucket and add four drops of prime. We fill it to the black rim on the top of the tank. Our fish are happy and living a good life.

Tank in Mrs. Cogans room

My name is Grace and I clean Mrs. Cogans tank (room 103) here at Booker T Washington. In my tank my partner and I take care of a blue crab that our school caught in our nearby bay. I am in charge of collecting the PH, cleaning the inside as well as the outside. I always use vinegar to clean the outside of the tank and spray directly on the rag. If you do not use vinegar, but use Windex instead it has a higher possibility of killing your fish because of the high ammonia in cleaning spray. When cleaning the inside of the tank I like to use an algae scraper to get all of the cracks and crevices. At my school we feed most of the fish and crab squid of all sizes, my partner usually does that.  🙂