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.  🙂

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 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.

mrs.cogans crab

Grace and i have the tank in ms.cogans room with a blue crab. Its a blue average size crab with some white underneath the crab. He will often eat two small squid tentacles🐙, and sometimes he will eat a medium size squid piece. The salinity ans ph level in his water have been good. i will often clean the glass on the outside of the tank or either feed the crab. And sometimes when grace cleans the inside of the tank he try to cling onto the brush and “attack it,” but overall hes been doing great 😊

Cafe Tank and Tank 19 at BTW

Me and my group take care of the tank in the cafeteria and tank 19 in the lab. The cafeteria tank has an Eel inside which we feed multiple pieces of squid, the Eel is always somewhere different in a blink of an eye and will not hesitate to charge your hand for a piece of food. The Eel is around 10 inches in length. My job at this tank is to clean the outside and inside of the tank. In tank 19 there is a roughly 8 inch long Oyster Toad. You may think of it as a real Toad, but an Oyster Toad is a brown fish with the most stupid (but funny) expression on his face. The fish also has patterns all over itself to blend in in the wild. We feed 5-7 pieces of small squid to it and my job is to clean off the tank and the water level.




Tank 20

In our tank we have a hungry bass. It is amazing to take care of it. It eats tentacles and eats till it cant eat anymore. My job is to either clean the inside or out . The bass can be a hassle but that’s the fun part. This lovable bass will make anyone happy.

Tank 25

In tank 25, a Jack Dempsey lives happily. This fish is roughly the size of 2 large hands placed on top of each other. His name is Bubbles. In this tank I clean the inside using an algae brush and the outside using a rag and vinegar. His usual meal is 10 small pieces of squid, which he eats with ease. I enjoy taking care of this tank because you never know what Bubbles may do, for example on many occasions he has coughed up his food and then eats it again. Taking care of Bubbles keeps me on my toes!