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.

the flounder has died

The flounder has very sadly passed away. He died due to starvation we did feed him but he didn’t like squid very much so he refused to eat. the flounders name was the flounder. The fish was found dead December 3 2018 he was two years old when he died. He will hopefully live a good life in fish heaven. He will be missed. R.I.P flounder 


Baby Blue Crab

I take care of the baby blue crab in the living skills room. It is very small, and it swims around the tank excitedly when I put the food in. The crab eats a small sized squid tentacle. When taking care of this tank, I first feed him his food. Then, I take the water quality using the test strips. Next, I clean the inside with an algae brush, and the outside with vinegar water. Finally, I fill the tank to t’s fill line. I always enjoy cleaning my tank and taking care of the baby blue crab.

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.  🙂