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.

Missing Ishy SO MUCH!

It’s already five days that Ishy is not here with me in my apartment. And I am really missing her so much. When she was still here, I used to talk to her for almost two hours a day. I keep following her with my pointer finger every where in her aquarium she’d like to go to.

I didn’t tell M that I temporarily let Ishy be adopted by a friendly caring hand. When he came last Friday, he was very shocked seeing nothing – an empty living room in my apartment. He was asking me where Ishy is, but I still am closed mouth over this thing.

The image above was taken during our trip in Bacolod City. That wall decor image was actually a school of fish in one of the spa centers in Bacolod City. Now that Ishy is not with me, I have nothing to look at but only that wall decor picture in my desktop computer.

No New Fishes

My Ishy, a flowerhorn fish, is yet an 8-year old sweetie. I am not certain if Ishy is a boy or a girl fish but I am just considering her as a girl because of her pink color. I bought her while she was still 2-week old. She was still small that time but already high-priced. Flowerhorn fishes, undeniably, are very costly even if they are still baby fishes. But having a friendly negotiation skills – asking and negotiating diligently to the store owner, everything that are thought to be difficult and impossible would be easy to handle. That, basically the reason why I was able to get myself my fish, Ishy, in a very cheap cost.

Anyway, Ishy has grown so fast in just the 6-week span of her being with me. Her head is starting to bulge now. She already is having a prominent head protruding outward. Her scales all over her body are getting shinier and shinier now unlike when I first saw her having black spots scattered everywhere on her body.

When M visited me in my apartment three weeks ago, he was amazed seeing Ishy being so pinky and sexy looking. He even told me that he’s wanting to have one now. And not later than two weeks after his visit, we went to the shoppe where I bought Ishy. He looked for flowerhorn fishes to rear. But he wasn’t able to drive the shoppe’s owner’s heart to give him a lower price that was same with me when I bought Ishy.  Too bad, that was. M just decided not to have new fish for him as of now.