Communal snack

A Clown Loach and a Bluetail Goodeid enjoying a Sera O-Nip stick-on tablet.


In case anyone's wondering about the scratch on the left, Jimmy the pleco is to blame for that, although he's damaged the acrylic far less than I expected him to!

  • Fizgig=) 3y

    Great shot!
  • Byron Chin 3y

    Fizgig=) Thanks!
  • Amanda Ness 3y

    ** This was voted a hit from Hit, Miss, Maybe, WHY? **

    Aaaaahhmazing!! :)
  • Lee McGuire 3y

    ** This was voted a hit from Hit, Miss, Maybe, WHY? **
    This pic is just bloody deadly! love it.
    One nit pick... see the hair like bit across the body of the black and orange fella? I wonder if you could clone that out cos it catches my eye a little, in a way i dont like.
    Seriously though... fantastic pic
  • jewelofaflower 3y

    ** This was voted a HIT from Hit, Miss, Maybe, WHY? **

    Great lighting, no awkward shadows or flash glare! May I inquire, how did you take this photo without any of that? Also clarity is great, good job and keep it up!
  • Byron Chin 3y

    Amanda Ness Lee McGuire jewelofaflower Thanks for the kind comments! As for the line across the clown loach (the black and orange fish), that's actually a scratch in the aquarium's acrylic, compliments of Jimmy, my 16-inch common pleco (aka a suckermouth catfish). Plecos rasp the walls of their tank at night, and have been known to scratch up acrylic tanks, but Jimmy hasn't damaged it too much in the 3 years he's been in this tank. Here's a shot of the big guy:

    14 years, 14+ inches

    jewelofaflower I've found the secret to aquarium photography is: 1) an off-camera wireless flash placed atop the aquarium, firing downward, 2) making sure to shoot perpendicular to the aquarium sides (to minimize optical aberration), and 3) a macro lens, or at least one with decent magnification. Of the above, the first one is the key to getting awesome aquarium shots without any flash reflections. With a narrow enough beam, you can also avoid lighting the more unsightly parts of the tank, such as the filter pipe and algae-covered back wall of the tank in this image!
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Taken on February 4, 2012
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