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A Parrot of the Sea by woxys A Parrot of the Sea by woxys
You might already know I love ZOO Olomouc - but last time I got very excited as I found out it now keeps my favorite fish species, mandarin fish!

(no desc today, too tired, sorry)
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redxheadxgurl Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
OH MY! Look at those colors!!!! xD
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puffugu Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Another Mandarin! YAY!
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such stunning colours, lovely shot!
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Grumpy-Old-Snake Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student
May I use one of your photos as a reference for a drawing? I have nothing specific planned, and may indeed not end up using any, but I feel I should ask and see what your opinion is before letting the idea run free in the first place. :) The colors on this one really caught my eye, though.
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Yes, you can use it - just give me credit, please and send me a link to your finished work, I will fav it :D
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Grumpy-Old-Snake Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student
Cool, thank you. :) I'll let you know if I do use something.
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Anethea Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's my favorite fish species too! They are hard to keep, though, because they typically will only eat live food.

Anyway, good job on the photo! :)
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samth Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
They eat tiny tiny tiny little sea creatures that you can't see. Can't for the life of me remember their names.

I had a friend who owned one and he got his salt water direct from the ocean - but was also quite lucky as his also ate store bought pellets after about a year or so.

Aren't they just beautiful?!
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Anethea Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, they are so beautiful! Your friend was lucky! I did also once have a male who started eating store bought food after a short period, but I think he was unusual. My others (I used to have 7 aquariums before I moved) only would pick small creatures from the rocks in the tank, or eat live food that I cultured at home for them.
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samth Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
I'd love to have a saltwater tank (In fact I have one that could be converted into one with weir and sump all included) but I found that the hassle of it was just too much!

RO water, mixing salt. Getting rid of the salt water for water changes (can't just tip it out the window!) was a huge pain. Not to mention the need for auto top ups too. Headaches all round!
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