New Pets to have

I had been mentioning about the new place where we will be moving in. And since pet dogs are not allowed in the compound, which was my first choice of pet to have, I will be settling for fishes then.

Pet FishesPet Fishes (image from petfishescare.com)

But this time, flowerhorn fishes are not in my list of pets to have since they are very time and attention consuming. Though I really wanted to have them back, I still can’t because sooner then I will be having a baby which needs my time than those fishes.

So for now, I am thinking of having koi fishes and situate them outside our house, just near the patio. Isn’t that a good idea then?

Flowerhorn Fry

Ain’t it real obvious that our family loves to have fishes? In fact, aside from taking care and providing incomparable love and attention to our adult fishes at home, we also rear baby fishes or those fry especially flowerhorn fry.

Flowerhorn FryFlowerhorn Fry

See those flowerhorn fry above? They are just some of our baby flowerhorn fishes at home. My brother said that if the mommy flowerhorn will give birth to a number of flowerhorn fry soon, he will sell some of it. Should you want to buy flowerhorn fry, feel free to contact us.

My Brother’s Red-Cheek Flowerhorn Fish

I have nothing to do this very afternoon but to dig some memorable images of my Ishy. I just really missing her so much. Well then, even if I grieve much more today, I still can’t get her life back.

So today, I’d like to share to you one of the bubbly-head flowerhorn fish of my brother, Carlo. I took this picture when I went home last August 2011.

Can’t you see? This fish has a very red cheeks. That actually was the first thing that caught my attention. It was really shining sparkling when I see this fish. Thence, while staring at the fish, I remembered, reminisce my Ishy. So sad she died early.

New Babies Are Born

When I put Ishy to her foster master, I also put my other fishes outside the apartment. I made a little pond-like stuff just beside the front door so every time I step out in the door, I could see them. I was amazed last Monday morning seeing baby fishes roaming around the pond.

Wohooo!

I have no other words uttered, but only “wohooo!“.

I really love fishes most especially if they are showing love and development each and everyday. And now that new babies are born, I guess I need new place or area for them to keep alive and kicking. I still am thinking of purchasing new aquarium sets but I am doubtful if new aquarium sets would be the best thing to do to solve this flooding fishes in my apartment. Another, as soon as Ishy will be home, the vacant part of the shelf would be filled with Ishy’s aquarium then. Oh yeah! Our living room will be becoming lively again. But getting crowded, though.

Hmp!

What do you think the best thing I could do about this? Any suggestions please?

What really are Flowerhorn Fishes?

I have been talking here about Flowerhorn fishes, like, almost all of my posts mention mentions flowerhorn fishes. But I haven’t shared what really are flowerhorn fishes and why are they being cared with love by most of the fish-lovers?

Flowerhorn fishes, as it is very well-known by such name, are actually cichlids. They are ornamental fishes. Some of the distinguishing physical characteristics of flowerhorn fishes are its vivid body color and prominent heads. Their heads are named kok or ‘nuchal’ head. It grows and forms a protruding mass just above the two eyes.

Enthusiasm in breeding flowerhorn fishes date back in 1993 when a Malaysian fish lover and breeder was interested in breeding fishes having protrusions in the head. This fish was first named as Karoi. That fish was found in western nations. Cross-breeding between cichlids then followed resulting to more pronounced head protrusion and more color enhancement to resultant fish bred.

Talking about flowerhorn breeds, next post will be about the different breeds of flowerhorn fishes.