My dad used to have a clubhouse with a pond. The pond had Brim in it that he trained by feeding them everyday at the same time. They would come swimming to the same spot and start jumping around in a frenzy when they heard his truck. When we would fish and he would catch smaller ones – he would throw them over the bank so that other fish would have less competition and would be allowed to grow larger. I used to rescue them as a kid. I couldn’t stand to watch them die. I would climb down the bank and scoop them up and put them back in the water as he looked away.
This fish is called Jed. He lives in the dirty green water of Grandma’s covered swimming pool. He eats trapped tiger beetles and paddle bugs and poops in the water until it is cloudy. He swims aroundly aimlessly in giant arcs of boredom. He is blue with green eyes, purple lips and fins.
There is a real fish called a Barrel Eye that is probably the strangest creature in the ocean. They have a set of false eyes on the front of their transparent head and another set of actual eyes inside their head. They look through the clear dome of their head like a windshield. They have a tiny mouth and big flat fins that suggest that they are very precise in their movements and are are almost motionless as they feed on small prey. They were discovered in the 30s but no pictures were taken until 2004 because when you bring them up from the deep the change in pressure destroys them. It is amazing how nature works.
I love fish tanks. They are a ton of work but fish are amazing to watch. Exotic fish are some of the coolest lifeforms on the planet. It is always fun to go to petsmart and enjoy them without any of the work.
This is a digital painting of a yellow blowfish puffing out his cheeks. Blowfish is also an encryption algorithm and symmetric block cipher that can be used as a drop-in replacement for DES or IDEA. It takes a variable-length key, from 32 bits to 448 bits, making it ideal for both domestic and exportable use. Blowfish was designed in 1993 by Bruce Schneier as a fast, free alternative to existing encryption algorithms.
Fish eat a bunch of delicious rainbow colored bugs and glowy night crawlers and when they are done they poop great diaphanous and billowing purple clouds. They sometimes use their excrement as a defense mechanism. In the right light it has a charming sparkle. Fish poop cartoon. Fish pooping.