One Fish Die

I was busy looking for best inspirational quotes over the internet when my housemate shouted that one of my fishes died.

Upon hearing her, I immediately running rushing downstairs from my room. Yes, indeed, one of my fishes died. I didn’t take any pictures of my dead fish because I don’t want to see it flocked by red ants in our floor.

If I am not mistaken the fish, most probably, jumped from the aquarium. And because I forgot to put the glass cover back after I fed them, maybe, that’s what definitely happened.

Its too late for this fish, but in another life, I might have consider online vet tech programs. For
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Water Hyacinth Problem in Cotabato City

Water hyacinth is one of the many aquatic plants which help provide fishes and other marine organisms the nutrients and oxygen supply.

Water hyacinth is floating perennial aquatic plants. It has a broad, glossy ovate leaves. It could grow as high as 1 meter tall. It has bulbous, spongy and long stalks. The roots are feathery and long. With enough water and nutrients, water hyacinth grows fast and could even evade the entire body of water.

This seems to be the problem now in Cotabato City, Philippines wherein there is an overproduction – rapid growth and production of water hyacinth in the water which causes flooding.

Theoretically, due to the crossing of stalks and roots of the water hyacinth down below, the water cannot flow readily going to the sea or elsewhere. As a result, water, due to the heavy rain, would be stocked up in an area and eventually causing flooding.

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A month ago, I was just amazed, because I didn’t expect it, seeing my medium-sized aquarium having little fishes – baby fishes or fry on it. Mollies or Molly fishes are the one I put there since they are not territorial like my flowerhorn fish, so I put there different breeds of Mollies. I don’t even know if there are preggy Mollies on there or not.

And because, accordingly, either the mommy or daddy fishes would probably eat their babies. Thence, I transferred the babies in a glass with white and some colored stones and freshwater aquarium grasses. The stones are for the freshwater aquarium grasses to hold on to and for decorations as well. While the freshwater aquarium grasses the one’s to provide oxygen for the fry.

Maybe, a month from now, I will be transferring them back to the medium-sized aquarium together with their daddy and mommy.


I’d like to share one of the many interesting fishes in the Philippines, Pantat (in the local dialect) or Catfish.

Catfishes are named such because of their whiskers resembling those of the cats. Their body are slimy and colored, usually, ranges from gray to black. But some are lighter colored. They are under the phylum Chordata, class Actinopteryygii under the order Siluriformes.

In the Philippines, Catfishes are usually farm-raised for food. In fact, there’s one place in Davao City, Mintal area, where one can see a street lined by Pantat restaurants. The local settlers are calling the area Hito-an. Hito is the Filipino name of Pantat.