lesser siren

This is Simon the Mud Siren (Siren intermedia). We’ve had him just about two years now and he’s a native capture addition to my freshwater aquarium.

My brother is an avid fisherman and sometimes, while he’s netting for bait, he picks up some rather odd finds. Occasionally he’ll find something neat and ask if I’m interested. Normally I’ll turn him down but Simon was just so amazing I had to hang on to him.

Simon is about 8 inches long and enjoys Tubifex worms and his favorite place in the tank is underneath a piece of driftwood I’ve covered with Java Moss. The driftwood is propped upon a few stones so it makes a nice dark cave for Simon whose species is known for burrowing into the mud.