Tropical Fish: The Thorn-Tailed Fish (Acanthuridae) is a family of forked-tailed fish, (aka: tang, surgeonfish, unicornfish & more). There are over 80 species in this family, all who have very sharp & dangerous spines on their tail, which fork out at their rear. Usually the spines lie flat against the sides of the fish but if they are angry or scared the spines stick out & can be used to lash out at any perceived threat as the fish thrashes its tail about.
Pineapple Sweet Potatoes (6 servings): 6 sweet potatoes peeled & cubed, 1.5 cups dark brown sugar, 1 8oz. can pineapple tidbits drained, 1/4 cup butter, 1 tsp. ground cloves, 1 tsp. cinnamon, .5 tsp nutmeg & 1 cup mini marshmallows. Place all ingredients except marshmallows in a slower cooker, stir until mixed. Cook on low until fork tender (6-7hrs). Top with marshmallows, broil until marshmallows are light brown.
Fork-Tailed Woodnymph - Thalurania furcata - Found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guinana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobaga and Venezuela, this bird is of the family Trochilidae. Its natural habitats are tropical or subtropical moist lowland forests, tropical or subtropical moist montane forests and heavily degraded former forests