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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

His New Toy

A project by the father and son.  We bought the aquarium with the filter and lamp thrown into the package deal from Pets Wonderland at Ikano Power.  The father changed the lighting though, to UV lighting said to have the function in killing germs in the water.

The two boys went shopping for fishes and accessories last Sunday.  I have been drumming into my boy's head that rearing fish is a long term commitment and he has to ensure he feeds them daily and it's time to clean the tank when the water starts to get dirty and cloudy. 

While in the petshop choosing his aquarium, my boy chanced upon some ugly looking fishes sticking on the glass walls of some of the many aquariums there.  He was so excited he started pointing at the fishes and told me about the name of the fish: Sucker Mouth Cat Fish, something he read from The Young Scientist.  He said he wanted to bring one or two of them home because they were "useful".  They feed on moss and dirts and by doing this, it cleans the tank.  I didn't have a clue what's that all about and when the father heard this, he said,"Oh, the bandaraya fish".  LOL..

Now he has two pairs of don't know what name fishes, probably "longkang" fish and one suckermouth cat fish.  Hahaha.. sucker mouth catfish... sounds cool pronouncing it. ;P

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Blogger smallkucing said...

nice aquarium. Last time when i was small used to go to longkang and catch the tiny fishes

November 9, 2010 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger Sheoh Yan said...

So glad to see your house aquarium. Very nice and higger than mine. Such a big aquarium, only house 5 fishes? Can buy more fishes for Ian. By the way, don't wash the fish tank too often. Only 1/3 of the water should be changed and not all the water. Don't feed the fishes too often as well. Feed once a day enough, otherwise the water will get dirty easily. Good luck in raring fishes. Hope to hear more updates from you in future.

November 9, 2010 at 3:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice. Hope your son enjoys his new toy - he deserves it.

November 9, 2010 at 6:32 PM  
Blogger michelle@mybabybay said...

Those x-ray blue fish are easy to take care. I am having them for more than 2 years now. My hubby just use those fish chemical for plants, it has something to protect and maintain the slime on the fish skin so that it doesn't get any disease.

All my kids does is to feed it every now and then. Once a month, we need to clean it.

November 10, 2010 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Alice Law said...

So... the beautiful corals are not real?! As your boy is keeping fresh water fish!

November 11, 2010 at 11:11 PM  
Blogger Inspired Momx1 said...

smallkucing: The father's idea to start with longkang fish first. See how well the boy can care for his pets.

Yan: The fishes the boys got are quite big in size, maybe add a pair or two more later. :)

stp: I am indeed glad he earned it and not the poor mom finding lame excuses to buy him one.

Michelle: Sounds easy to me. Ya, may consider getting the blue fish too.

Alice: not real la.. hahaha.. Just that the boys wants to give more colour to the otherwise plain fish tank.

November 12, 2010 at 1:30 PM  

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