meaningful signals

I used a lamellophone, pressed it on the glass of the aquarium and played. The fish responded, but their response was equivocal. I felt that a demonstration that fish could learn to categorize stimuli as complex as music, according to a criterion as unnatural as musical genre, not only would show that they extract meaningful Continue reading

a different picture?

Vienna_‎26.07.20_03:28 pm john doe is observed by another fish. A different perspective, a different picture. I think that the fish on the image is john doe. The photo is blurry and out of focus. But an analysis of the stripes and the fact that he swimms near the bottom in the seperate chamber hints to Continue reading

preferred domicile

heabea still* has her preferred domicile in the separate chamber. *see: personal preferences She accepts john doe there. He mostly stays close to the ground, wheras she tends more to the surface. She still likes to attack fork through the plexiglass [don’t know if ‘attack’ is the right expression – may be it’s more teasing] Continue reading

hidden in the Java fern

‎11.07.20_‏‎11:42 am I couldn’t see 2point this morning. I searched with a bamboo stick between the plants and scanned the entire aquarium. No 2point. A miracle and a bad feeling, I don’t want to have a corpse in the tank. Found him around noon, dead, hidden in the Java fern [Microsorum pteropus ‘Trident’].

brine shrimp

Artemia populations are found in about 500 natural salt lakes and man-made salterns scattered throughout the tropical, subtropical and temperate climatic zones, along coastlines as well as inland. Among the live diets used in the larviculture of fish and shellfish, nauplii of the brine shrimp Artemia constitute the most widely used food item. Annually, over Continue reading

visiting card

visiting cards I quickly designed and printed a card. The weather was bad the next day. Even so, two people were sitting outside. I gave the assistant the business card I just designed and a catalog, and I promised that I would send a more detailed description of my intentions.