Friday, March 6, 2009

Weather loach

goal for the week 12.5 hrs
make clay
unknown I would like to get started in some capacity

Re-run from livejournal
The weather or Dojo loach (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus)is a fish I used to recommend quite often at the pet store. People were always looking for something that could live with goldfish (not in a bowl, please don't put one in a bowl). Weather loaches are cold fresh water fish and that become very agitated and zip around the tank wildly when the barometric pressure changes. They are very sensitive to barometric pressure, so they are reasonably accurate in detecting when it will rain. In addition to this they also shed their skin as a whole piece and have a specially modified intestine that allows them to survive in low oxygen environments. The weather loach is some times served as a soup or in a dish called yanagawa-nabe. 

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