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Thursday, May 26, 2016

All About Fish Lab - by GUEST BLOGGER SPENSER!

Hi, I’m Spenser.  I’m going to talk about fish lab.

It’s my favorite class and I hope you like it too. In fish lab, you take care of fish. But that is not the only thing we do. 

We also do water changes. We take care of  geckos, too. We take care of the native tank . The native tank was in the pilot tank last year.

Karl has a tank, too. We also take care of it. It is the last one upstairs. It needed a 100% water change.

Fish lab is getting an axolotl . There is a plant tank too. It is still waiting for some fish, but it will have plants. The plants are going to be warmed from the bottom because the sun warms the grass, and then the plants.

If you are wondering where they are, they are in the middle school commons, but the axolotl is right  in front of Susan’s room.

Thank you for reading! Good-bye.

From Susan: Spenser also wrote a report about fish lice as part of his fish lab studies. I am including his findings – enjoy! (I never even knew such things existed – ew!)

In real life, you wouldn’t be able to see your fish lice because it’s too small. Symptoms are fish are rubbing against the aquarium glass.

Fish lice can be a major problem for fish health. They can also cause death. Fish lice are a ride for other fish diseases. Sickness can get bad really fast!

There are no cures for fish lice. You have to pull them off. The best way to stop fish lice is to check new fish.

The three most known kinds of fish lice live in freshwater. Sometimes there are no signs of the sickness than that it’s there.Fish lice only need one fish. Fish lice move quickly through water when they are looking for a new fish.

Fish lice have antennas that they use to attach onto their fish. Young fish lice attach with claws, and adults use sucking things.

The life cycle of fish lice takes 30-100 days to complete. Fish lice go through 6 egg stages.

Fish lice put in a stinger to put in things that make digestion happen so they can suck out body liquid.


Susan said...

Wonderful job, Spenser. I'm thrilled you have found a true passion - fish lab! Really well-written and thoughtful piece. Thank you! Ms. C.

Karen Prochnow said...

Really a terrific blog post, Spencer! I can tell you put a lot of thought into your writing! Well done! You might not know this, but I am an aquatic toxicologist! I also love fish. Great job, Spencer!

Heather Halabu said...

Hi Spenser-- this is so cool! What an amazing school you go to that has clubs like Fish Lab. I loved reading all about it.

Great work!
Heather (Marcel's mom)

Stacyee Lee said...

Hi Spenser! I LOVED reading all about your experience with fish lab and I'm so happy that your are finding something that you feel so passionately about. I found your blog to be very interesting and I, too, never knew there was such a thing as fish lice. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge with us.

Stacyee (Andrew's mom)

Valenta said...

Hi Spenser,
Great post. It sounds like you know a lot about fish! Thanks for sharing.


Valenta said...

Hi Spencer,
Great post! It sounds like you know a lot about fish! Thanks for sharing and helping me learn as well.


Imogen Giles said...

So fascinating. Thank you, Spenser!

Patrick & Maya said...

great idea spencer! your blog was really interesting! I really liked your blog! (Maya)

Nicely written! You're lucky to get to work with all these animals. (Patrick)

Elizabeth said...

There's something fishy going on around there! Wow, Spenser, you have given us so much to think about and look at (all the cool photos) in your excellent blog post. I can tell how much you like Fish Lab. Thank you so much for sharing your excitement and knowledge. (I never heard of fish lice before!)

from Sena's mom, Elizabeth