Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Fishies but not of the eating kind!

Okay, so it's not quite food but still fish are a kind of food right?! Just wanted to introduce my 4 pet fighting fish!

This is a male red and blue short-tail. It came quite small but has grown quite a bit now. This fella almost gave me a heart attack once. I came down in the morning and I noticed the bottle empty when I wanted to feed him. Searching high and low, I heard a flapping sound nearby and found him lying on the floor! He had leapt out from his bottle! But he's thriving well now!

This is the other short tail that came at the same time. This and the one above was given to me by J. This guy's the biggest one now and my bro swears he's fed with steroids! I bought a female once and tried to mate him with the female but he killed her! :( He's one of the biggest fighting fish I've seen and looks almost like an arowana sometimes. He posed very well though each time I wanted to take his picture!

I bought this, thinking it was a female so I could try mating the male fish. To my utmost surprise, it developed into a male long tail! I got suspicious when it started blowing bubbles as that's a pure male trait in making its bubble nests. I think I was deceived by it's small size when I bought it! It's the greediest of the fish and would actually make little jumps when I am about to feed it!

This is a red male long tail bought at the same time as the one above. It's the smallest in size and doesn't seem to grow much for all that it eats! Long tails are pretty and generally smaller than short tails.


So, here they are! They don't have names...never really got round to naming them but they each have personalities of their own and can be quite cute at times!

11 comments:

Jason said...

Nice fish you got there, especially the red one. :D I used to rear them, but well... Didn't last long.

Sue said...

Thanks Jason! Sometimes I wish I could put them altogether...having 4 separate bottles take up so much space!

Jason said...

You can, buy a rather huge aquarium, and but 3 glasses between them. It might cost you a little bit, but you get all 3 fishes in 1 tank. If possible, get a non transparent glass, else, they will be fighting with the glasses everyday. :D My uncle used to do this.

boo_licious said...

Nice fishies especially their colours. I always like to look at them at fish shops as they're always in rows and rows of bottles at the side.

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I just saw your header, you're going to Sydney! Have fun and check AG's site, grabyourfork.blogspot.com as she just did a write up on how to eat around sydney for x aus dollars.

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Sue said...

Thanks Jason for the advise!

Hi Boo, I love fish and I love all sorts of aquariums. These are pretty but the main reason why I keep them is because they are really low-maintenance. No need for any fancy aquariums, filters or pumps...just any bottle would do!

Sue said...

Boo, yes I am going to Sydney next week :) Thanks for the site! I used to read that site too so lots of nice things to look forward to especially the markets!