Our new fish buddies now have names, courtesy of my husband, Rick. Our clown knife fish is Mac the Knife, from the song and our tiger oscar is Hobbs, from Calvin and Hobbs cartoon, Rick's favorite! It has been so much fun having these two guys, because they have so much personality! Hobbs is learning the routine of feeding time. I turn on the light, open the lid and tap on the tank to get his attention and he comes out swimming like he just woke up. Then he gets all excited and follows me, until I reach in with his food and he has gotten brave enough to take his food from my hand. We also feed them both minnows which my boys think is really cool. Mac is the only one to catch the minnows so far, Hobbs just can't quite catch them and is not really brave enough yet. Hobbs is still just a little guy, not even three inches yet, but he is growing!
Today, we welcomed two new pets at our house! The guy on the left is a Clown Knife fish and the other guy is a Tiger Oscar. I was inspired to get the oscar, because my dad had two. He would feed them by hand and could pet them. They were the funniest fish! This little guy is just over two inches long, so he has a lot of growing to do! I have had knife fish before in this tank and I just love them, they are the coolest fish and they can swim backwards!
I found three different sized galvanized containers at an antique store and create this herb garden tower.Just planted herb garden.
I drilled holes in the bottom of each for drainage. This is super easy to make and can be done with any kinds of containers of graduated sizes.
I created Work of Whimsy as an outlet for my creativity! I create christmas ornaments on my day job. I had so many ideas that I wanted to bring to life and this was the perfect way. I can create whatever I want and if I am lucky there is someone out there that wants to buy it! So far it is going better than I expected!