Stayin’ Afloat

Give it up—there are certain people—you know who you are—that help to keep us upright. Just like the lil’ fins of this Baby Boxfish. [Flutter! Flutter!] That’s right People, GIVE IT UP for those people who, on a daily basis, prop ya up and keep things going.

That means you, Natalie! (my fabulous co-worker who is *always* there…) Thank you.

Babyboxfish

Baby Boxfeeshe Bloooop! Thanks, PBase.com

Comments

  1. Awe, adorable fishie!

  2. Sooo cute – love the fuzzy fins!

  3. omg it looks like a spotted light bulb with eyes! I WUV

  4. AkaneAli says:

    If he stay afloat with those tiny fins, I can get through finals! Keep on keepin on little guy!

  5. Michelle says:

    Amen, Meg. Givin’ it up for Mr. Buster. Feel tha polkadot love!

  6. Heh, he looks like a little lemon with spots! I loves him!

    Givin’ it up for Kerri and Terri, my best girls, my buddy Dave who proofed and loved my last paper of grad student life, my MOM, natch, and Meg and the CuteO crowd who have kept me going through all this end of semester stressitude.

  7. Displayname says:

    She wore an itsy-bitsy,
    teeny-weenie,
    yellow polka-dot bikini…
    er, one-piece…-ini!

  8. Lauren says:

    Givin’ it up to my boyfriend Stephen, MY MOM, my mentor Megan (and of course CuteOverload!! on those many writing breaks) for getting me through my senior honors thesis. 2 more weeks people, 2 more weeks!!!

  9. Oh, what a perfect name – Bloop!

    Keep those fish comin’, Meg.

  10. ka9q's wife says:

    heh who else would i give props to. Megaprops to KA9Q who has always been there for my silly self. Sheesh if i mentioned all those who had been there for me all these years we would be here all night, but my Moms and my Dad. (yes two moms) get a shout.

    And Meg who has kept me online and caused many a head explosion. Thanks

  11. ka9q's wife says:

    heh who else would i give props to. Megaprops to KA9Q who has always been there for my silly self. Sheesh if i mentioned all those who had been there for me all these years we would be here all night, but my Moms and my Dad. (yes two moms) get a shout.

    And Meg who has kept me online and caused many a head explosion. Thanks

  12. Who knew fish could be so so prosh…look at the teeny fins

  13. Aubrey says:

    Have headcold…sinuses blocking up…can’t concentrate…forgot how to focus…thought processes won’t register…
    except…except…LITTLE FISHIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. freedom

    http://zyzg.org

  15. pheral says:

    ^^^spaaaaaaaaam! ::stabs spam::

    ::regains composure:: awhn, fishie. i wonder how it knows which side of itself it up?
    i shall hereby today be thankful for my dear Silverhammer, and my mum and dad. and very thankful for the chance to study.

  16. Elanor says:

    What a strange-looking lemon!

  17. twentythreecakes says:

    Givin’ it up for Maggie who makes the zoo that I work in slightly more sane!

  18. Funny little fish.

    http://r2000.blogspot.com

  19. Psst… hey Meg, could you make the site work better with Safari? (the panel on the left covers up the pictures!) Thanks!

  20. Displayname says:

    Yes, Elanor. It’s a new hybrid lemon. For our convenience, it has been bred with genes from strawberries so that the seeds form on the outside. Just a gentle squeeze and…

  21. Wee tiny round fishie. I imagine him buzzing gently as he flutters by…

    AND, speaking of support–gotta hand it to Meg who provides us all with cuteness and genius commentary to get us through the day. YAY MEG!!!

  22. …and, just on second thought, the fishie looks rather like a yellow, spotted piggy bank. Tiny piggy snout, anyone?!

  23. Tiny piggy snout, yes! What a fancy, prosh little guy…I can testify to the anerable *cuteness* of fish, as an avid observer of my betta. Personality plus! Fish are awesome, not cuddly but awesome.

    And of course to Meg and CO, multiple props…Thanks a mill!

  24. displayname says:

    Yes, the sealemon’s peculiar markings give it distinct advantage for survival.
    When sensing danger, it quickly hides beneath the tail of the female seagiraffe.
    There is symbiotic beauty in this refuge: the sea lemon is perfectly camouflaged, and female seagiraffe appears to be the ferocious male of the species, whom knows no predators.
    In rare instances, however, if the threat of danger persists unduly, the seagiraffe may become emotionally attached to her sealemon. Upon it’s inevitable departure the seagiraffe, for a time, may exhibit a behavior scientists now refer to as sealemon envy.

  25. toooooo schweeeeeeeet!
    cute fat fisch w/little fluff fins, and prosh emotional commentary! wuv yooooooo meg!

  26. StormCat says:

    *sings* Just keep swimming, just keep swimming….

    I can just see his little fins wiggling as he peruses by….

  27. punkpie says:

    *giggle*

    Proof that God has a sense of humor.

  28. Beauregard says:

    Wow. Who knew a fish could be that cute. squeeks!

  29. Sea Lemon Envy… [snickering]

  30. It looks like its made of polka dotted satin!

  31. Wait, I thought the platypus was evidence of God’s sense of humor… or was it evidence that God was getting stoned… I can never get that straight… either way the platypus is evidence of something …. and this guy is evidently cute!

  32. i didnt know that that was a FISH!! hahaha

  33. moptopmouse says:

    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL CREATURE..I love BOXFISH.. yp mtm

  34. Hunter D. says:

    Who thought fish could be cute? I did.

  35. Bubbles says:

    Yes, funny little sea lemon he is. Wouldn’t want to squeeze him into my vodka tonic. Who makes me flutter flutter? My MOM of course, and big shout-out to hubby of six months! Mmmmwah!

  36. Ponygirl says:

    More fishes me wishes!

  37. Aubrey says:

    Can’t beat those tropical fishies for color and pattern. I’m also liking the teeny mouth used for chowing down on the coral, and that mantilla shaped (or maybe I’ve just had too many cough drops) fishie-tail.

  38. I think it’s your cough meds, Aubrey. [giggles]

    They should have another Latin name for the babies, as ” Ostracion cubicus” certainly is a good description of the adults. (I love the “cubicus” part.)

  39. The Guy Over There says:

    Oh my god, I wonder how it would handle in my tank. :O

  40. “Ostracion cubicus”!!!

    LOL! That just made my day. Who knew what power a Latin species name could have…

  41. in my world, props go to zoe (pug X fox terrier, 11), ella (beagle X pointer, 9), duck (DSH calico, 15), squash (DSH gray tabby, 14) and leon (DSH orange tabby, 13)…my houseful of geriatric babies!!!

    they remind me why it is good to be alive.

  42. Aubrey says:

    There once was a fishie named Bloop
    Who lifed in the saltwater soup
    With fins and tail that were equally prosh
    He would never be found
    In lion congas
    ‘Neath a car
    Or in a kitty-cat mosh
    Though seas may change
    And tides wax and wane
    Adoration and fame
    Will never diminish
    For this
    Wee
    Tiny
    Yellow
    And black-spotted box fish

  43. I had no idea that a baby fishy could be so cute!

  44. Shout-outs today> Okeydoke–I wanna give a HUGE, TEXAS-SIZED shout-out to my loving husband of 10 years, Eric, my crazy 3 1/2-year-old son Zane, my kitties Underfoot and Jadis, all my close friends both ON and OFF the ‘Net–AND all things CuteOverload, of course! *grin*

    As for the fishie, I thought it looked more like a painted golf ball. But now that you mention it, it looks more like a spotted lemon instead. Can I have one with my iced tea?? ^__^

    –TwoDragons

  45. YIPES!! I just did some research on boxfishes. They can release a powerful toxin that’s deadly to other fishes on contact!

    Don’t wanna tick little Junior off, there! @.@

    –TwoDragons

  46. 2D- I know in Texas iced tea is a basic requirement, I know I can’t survive summers here without it… but no sqeezing the lemon baby… cute ain’t worth dying for! *l*

  47. what a cute lil lemon.

  48. Oh Aubrey!

    [melts]

  49. you rule baby fish !

  50. …50th.
    Bloop.

  51. 51st.
    schmoop.

  52. It looks like a polkadot lemon. =)

  53. ash-a-leee says:

    Whoever sent this in is trying to kill us all with blinding fishi cutenes… i dont even think most fish are cute!

  54. And here I thought fish couldn’t be cute. Silly me…

  55. omg! i never knew fish could be so cute ^_^

  56. annaliese says:

    i saw one of those in the bahamas once. they are like, as big as ur thumb nail. i am not kidding!

  57. annaliese says:

    i saw one of those in the bahamas once. they are like, as big as ur thumb nail. i am not kidding!

  58. annaliese says:

    i saw one of those in the bahamas once. they are like, as big as ur thumb nail. i am not kidding!

  59. He sooo over ate! (Or he was born like that,your call)Besides i think he over ate. Ihad a fish and when he got that big he exploded:( cry

  60. Despite its odd shape, the boxfish is actually quite aerodynamic. However, it doesn’t have enough under the hood to take advantage of its unique shape. However, the Mercedes-Benz “Bionic” concept vehicle has the same basic shape as the boxfish, allowing for a more aerodynamic vehicle, Pretty sweet, eh? Also, about our little fishy: He is very, very, very cute. Seriously. My head nearly exploded. Wow.

  61. *lol* I’ve never thought that fishs could be so sweet and cute!!!!!

  62. justine says:

    One of the cutest animals at the aquarium I worked at! You forgot to mention though that it’s toxic enough to kill all fish in the tank with it (including itself) when it gets agitated. Believe me I was working there when it happened.

    For me that just adds to the cuteness =D

  63. wat a frutti-cuti suga-lump
    Lmho xxxxxxx

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