Knee Update: It still hurts, but seems to be getting better. Thanks everyone that stopped by my last post.
Fun Fact: The most distinctive feature is its translucent skin which allows its backbone to easily be seen. This species of tetra is set apart from its brethren by the fact that is can handle harsher waters as well as the freshwater normal tetra live in. The X-ray tetra have excellent hearing. Their special skeletal system receives vibrations sent out from the swim bladder which is then taken to the inner ear.
Thanks everyone, see you all tomorrow.
You can see its backbone. That's rather creepy.ReplyDelete
I had a pretty blue tetra for several years. Never heard of the X-Ray Tetra before today. Sounds like this fish is adapting to different environments!ReplyDelete
Being able to withstand harsher waters has definitely got to be an advantage. Hope your knee feels better soon!ReplyDelete
I thought it would look scary, but it looks nice and slightly colourful.ReplyDelete
So what you're saying is...me staring at this fishy and seeing its backbone doesn't make me Supergirl then? And here I thought I was finally becoming a superhero. Bummer.ReplyDelete
Glad you're mending!ReplyDelete
Having a strong backbone, in fish or in person, is a benefit. Metaphorically, my dad used to say that sometimes a strong backbone was needed to survive the verbal abuses of life.ReplyDelete
Tetras are pretty cool. We used to have neon tetras which looked really cool when one of the aquarium lights was a blacklight.ReplyDelete
Glad you're on the mend!
I nearly did the X-ray Tetra until I found the Xenops.ReplyDelete
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Very cool. I'm often inspired by nature and the many amazing creatures on this earth.ReplyDelete
DUDE! (Yes, I'm listening to the X-files theme song so I'm dropping back to 90's lingo.) I'm so sorry about your knee. I hope it's healing up nicely.
True Heroes from A to Z
Glad you're starting to feel better!ReplyDelete
I'm behind on reading posts, so I don't know how you hurt your knee. I hurt my left knee about six weeks ago, and it keeps getting worse. Perhaps some day we'll get together and compare knee stories.ReplyDelete
Glad to hear your knee is better...it actually does show in your cartoon...how else could you have supported that X-ray Tetra Machine on a bum knee. I felt the same way when I figured out my 'X' post. It's a tough one for sure...like the X-Ray Tetra. I'm still working on Z...are there any Z ray tetra's out there?ReplyDelete
Sue at CollectInTexas Gal
That is one odd little fish. And feel better soon, man!!ReplyDelete
The X-Ray Tetra makes me wander what an X-Ray Catfish would look like. Not as pretty, I imagine. Did you get your knee X-rayed? Thought it might be your inspiration. Of course, always a fan of the pics. Via A to Z Challenge.ReplyDelete
I have a tetra, but not nearly as transparent as that one. :)ReplyDelete