frog & fish



The water opossum (Chironectes minimus), also locally known as the yapok, is a marsupial of the family Didelphidae. It is the only living member of its genus, Chironectes. This semiaquatic creature is found in and near the freshwater streams and lakes in Mexico, Central and South America to Argentina, and is the most aquatic living marsupial.  It is also the only living marsupial in which both sexes have a pouch. 

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No pet is an easy pet.

Starting to get increasingly annoyed with people comparing hedgehogs to other small mammals like gerbils, hamsters, etc., even when they’re trying to use it as an argument that hedgehogs are higher maintenance. Yes, hedgehogs might need more equipment due to heating needs. But no, hamsters & gerbils aren’t “easy” pets either. They’re just much more common and the neglect and misinformation given out for them is much more widely accepted & ignored.

No pet is an easy pet.

Every animal has specific care needs. Every animal needs the proper enclosure, the proper handling and attention, and proper diet. Some are easier than others. Some might work better for a person’s schedule than others. All of them need to be researched for, all of them need their enclosure set up appropriately, all of them need some kind of continuing care & attention.

None of them are “easy”. If you want easy, get a stuffed animal or a pet rock.

::UPDATE:: 5-24-17

Hey there! Thank you everyone who has commissioned me so far! My fiance finally got a job, and he will be starting next month. However, we need to move for his job, so we need to save up money to move within the next month. So I will be doing another sale on my charms. Please reblog if you can, we need all the help we can get to afford to move until he actually starts working said job. 

This update does NOT include people who’ve already paid and I’m working on their item. While I do offer more than fish, I have to change my sale. This sale is for fish, and other more simpler animals. I’ve been getting more detailed animals (cats, dogs, lizards/geckos) and they’re just too much time and work to have for only $25.  I’ll still offer my charms at a discounted price, but unless it’s a fish or something simple (frogs, bugs) it won’t be $25. I also will not be doing crown-tail betta for $25. They are too difficult and time consuming, but I will do them at a discount still. They are $35 as opposed to $50. 

Please send an email to with a reference photos. Payment secures a spot. 

Thank you everyone who has purchased from me in the past. Thank you everyone who reblogs.

Lavenderwhisp’s Witch Types Master Post (Jan 2016)

Witch: magical practitioner

Elemental Witch: Witches who work around the 5 elements: Water, Earth, Air, Fire, and Spirit.

Earth Witch: Witches who specifically work with their magic around the element of Earth, through grounding exercises, rock/soil collecting, crystal magic, and Green Witchery. Earth zodiac signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Types of Earth Witches:

Green Witch: use plants/herbs/flowers in herbal and natural magic, such as using them in spells and creating remedies with them.

Garden Witch: A version of a Green Witch, they enjoy working with the earth through gardening and using their herbs and plants to help and care for their families and loved ones.

Flora Witch: Similar to the above witches, they work with flowers in their practice. Their Book of Shadows would likely be full of Green Witchery, such as than herbs and herbal recipes, and flower classifications and associations.

Marijuana Witch: A type of Green Witch, Marijuana has been used for spiritual and medicinal purposes throughout history. These witches use marijuana for magical purposes and use herbal recipes with marijuana. 

Rock Witch: Witches who work with all rocks, including stones and crystals. They enjoy geology and their Book of Shadows is full of geology and crystal healing. They are most likely involved in a scientific field, such as geography or archaeology where they can be close to the Earth.

Crystal Witch: Witches who work with stones and crystals, such as through crystal healing. Their Book of Shadows will most likely have information about the stones, chakra balance, and crystal meditation.

Forest Witch: A witch who enjoys the company of trees and live amongst them. The seclusion is perfect for cottage magic and tree magic. They also enjoy the company of fey and woodland animals, and use local plants.

Swamp Witch: Witches who live within the swamps, use swamp plants, and enjoy the company of swamp animals.

Desert Witch: A witch who lives in the desert, enjoys the natural desert scenery, uses desert plants, bones, sand in their practice, collects desert rocks, and befriend desert animals such as snakes, lizards, and scorpions. They also tend to use the elements of Wind and Fire as well as Earth in their practice. They normally worship desert deities and study desert lore in their area.

Sand Witch: Sand witches live where a lot of sand is in the local earth, such as the desert or the beach. Their home is filled with different types of sand and rocks.

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Once an endangered species, the American alligator– like this one in the Ocala National Forest– now lives in freshwater swamps, marshes, and rivers across much of the southern United States, from North Carolina to Texas. While submerged underwater, the alligator’s ear and nostril flaps close and they activate a specialized third eyelid, known as a nictitating membrane, to safeguard their eyes.  With 74 to 80 conical teeth at the ready, the reptiles are able to take on any aquatic prey that comes their way.  Younger alligators generally start by feeding on shrimp and insects, but move on to snakes, frogs, fish, and mammals as they mature.

Learn more in the Museum’s Hall of Reptiles and Amphibians:

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Fish Food: Why feed frozen?

Our fish are our pets, and this means that they rely on us to take care of their daily needs. As responsible pet parents, we need to make sure we give them the best, which is why I feed frozen.

New aquarium owners may not know about frozen foods for fish. I didn’t when I first started out. But since I started feeding frozen, I’ve come to swear by it. My fish are happier, my tanks are healthier, and there ends up being less waste to deal with later.

Which brands should I buy?

San Francisco Bay Brand Fish Gum Drops

I feed this brand of frozen food. I like the variety pack because it includes bloodworm, vegetable, and brine shrimp cubes, but they also sell packs of each type of food I just listed. I found these at my local Petco for $13.99 (120 ct.). All directions and observations in this post will be based off of my experiences with this food.

Hikari Bio-Pure Frozen Fish Food

Hikari is another good brand of frozen fish food. They sell bloodworms, brine shrimp, daphnia, and others. The problem with this brand is that it can be harder to find. I’ve never seen it in my area, only online.

What should I expect?

Expect happier and healthier fish! Almost immediately after I started feeding frozen foods, I saw and overall increase in the health of my fish. Their colors are much brighter, they are much more alert, and I haven’t had a fish get sick since I started feeding frozen foods. The fish are also much more eager to eat, and they will usually eat all that I give them. Anything that they miss, my ghost shrimp eat. My African Dwarf Frog also has a much easier time finding and eating the frozen bloodworms, and they’re much healthier than the freeze-dried ones.

How should I feed frozen food to my fish?

When just starting to feed frozen, I would feed alongside any flaked, freeze-dried, or pelleted food that you were already feeding. Then, gradually move your fish over to a completely frozen diet. I feed my fish ¼ of a cube a day. I feed my bettas brine shrimp and bloodworms on alternating days, and I feed my guppies all three. The gum drops float but thaw quickly, making it easy for the fish to eat the food.

To feed my frog, I take a cup of tank water and thaw ¼ of a bloodworm cube in it. I either pour it directly into the jetstream or use a turkey baster to deposit the food right in front of him, depending on where he is in the tank.

I hope this was helpful! Of course there are different ways to feed and different brands to buy, but this is what I recommend. I’m always here to answer questions. Happy feeding!

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How to be a Yogi in 5 Steps
  1. Give away your identity. You no longer belong to a religion, a race, a gender, a job, a story, a past, a future, a political party, an ambition, a role. 
  2. Cultivate compassion. Without an identity, you are free to contemplate and feel a sense of other beings. Right wing, left wing, anarchist, atheist, Christian, saint, sinner, human, frog, fish, dog. You can place yourself in the shoes of others and feel their suffering, their confusion, and their love. You are no better and no worse than anyone. Love. 
  3. Meditate. In silence and stillness, you come to terms with your own aloneness. You are alone in and as the cosmic web that is all of time and space and beyond both. Everything falls away leaving Being, Consciousness, and Bliss to shine in and of themselves. 
  4. Serve selflessly. Live your life as you so will it. Practice medicine, finance, art, law, science, or whatever you feel inspired to pursue. But surrender your attachment to results. Failure and success aren’t the point and ultimately mean nothing. You are the Divine meaning in your life. Do your duty and be true to your responsibilities but without clinging, tension, and fear. 
  5. Be a source. It is not about what you get out of life but what you bring to life. Everyone was born with something to contribute. By giving away our conditioned identities, cultivating compassion, meditating, and serving selflessly, we can discover what our uniqueness has to bestow upon the world around us–and how to do it without becoming infatuated or frustrated with ourselves.
    You are no longer a consumer.
    You are an emanator.