Fish Are Friends, NOT Food!

2006 Jesse 'n Fish3[I just want to give you lots of loves and hugs! Honest! Now come on up to the top of the water so I can pet you!]

“This is Jesse hugging it out with the goldfish. In his spare time, he likes to learn to read so he can take over the world.” -Lindsey L.

2009 JesseReading

Gettin’ By With A Little Help From A Friend

Goldfish1This little fellow was having a problem with an infected bladder, which affected his ability to swim upright. So his hoomin stepped in and made a little gizmo designed to help out. Looks like a T-shirt tag attached to a cork. More deets on My Modern Met.

Here’s another fishy with the same type of issue, who is now mobile with a little harness help:

He’s Called A WHAT?

RW15-001 (1)Monterey Bay Aquarium is probably best known for their Whackadoodle Sea Otters (with good reason) but here’s one of their residents you won’t come across every day, and the name alone is worth a look. Ready?


[Should there be a Cute Rule? “If it has ‘Fuzzy’ and ‘Dwarf’ in its name, it’s Cute.” -Ed.]

Angela H. writes: “Thought Cute Overload would dig this shot of Monterey Bay Aquarium’s new Fuzzy Dwarf Lionfish (R) checking out his larger cousin, the Red Lionfish (L.) Both of these fish are near adult size, with The Fuzzy maxing out at 5″ and the Red up to 17.” The Dwarf Lionfish is native to the Indo-Pacific region and isn’t causing environmental problems like its larger relative, in the western Atlantic.”

Photo ©Monterey Bay Aquarium, Randy Wilder.

Tokyo Balloon Lumpfish: Share The Squee!

These are fantastic! And oh BTW, yes they’re from The Big J. Lainey G. tells us all about ’em. “These tiny fish have suckered on their bellies to keep them in place.”

“They’re found in the Pacific Northwest in cold waters.”

“I think that they are possibly one of the Cutest fish around.”

“And of course, the photos are from a display in Japan with actual balloons to make them Cuter.”

“Wanted to share the Squee!” (Thank you, Lainey G.)


Oh Look! A Cuddlefish! Er- “Cuttlefish!”

Wait ’til the very end where Mr. Floating Cuttlefish decides he’s had enough of this video. Gotta go!

Top-notch video from the Monterey Bay Aquarium: see more of their clips here.

Prolly Wouldn’t Recommend This

Let’s talk about Moray Eels. Never seen one on C.O., right?

Until now.

They’ve got a rep for being, uh, ill-mannered.

Not THIS one! (And you get some great British accented narration here, too.)

Concord Barb & Paul – who must have been on an extended vaca – sent this in.

Sorry, Don’t Mind ME, Just Passin’ Through…

article-2683307-1F71E39100000578-43_634x475A Parrotfish (Dory?) decides to get IN on the act in Key West, Florida. More from Mail Online.

Friday Haiku: Bloop?

Tiny fish can swim
All day long and all night long
They need to breathe too

From @CuteEmergency.

UPDATED! Sprock’s Friday Haiku

Clipboard01You may have seen me
In a Yellow Submarine.
Look! I’m Peter Max.

Sprock wins with the Beatles reference AND Peter Max. Two 1960s icons in one haiku? #Win. But Oakley was close. Image from @AmazingAnimals.

Timo Visits The Koi Pond

Ever seen a kitteh petteh fish?

So Timo eventually gets bored with that (a cat getting bored, imagine that) so he heads home. But then he gets bored of being inside, and wants to go outside. (A cat changing his mind, imagine that.)

From Petra.


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