Update of the week.

It’s been a while. I am sorry.

I’ve been very busy with my new job and pretty much I passed out after work for 2 weeks. So I couldn’t really have chance to checking my blog. 😦

At the moment, I only have 1 adult Red Mickey Mouse Coral Platy. – Male. He owns the tank!! By himself!
And the fry, the 9 survivors. I really don’t understand and don’t know what happened while I was at work, but right now I only have 5 alive fry. Sadly, 2 of bully brothers died mysteriously. Maybe they were the terrible bullies back in their ‘golden age’.

I was planning to buy new fishes last time I wrote but I couldn’t go to fish market. I might really go this saturday but we will see. Cause it’s been really a LONG week for me and I just want to stay in and if it’s possible, I just want to order pizza and be super lazy. Though I don’t think this being lazy plan wouldn’t really work since my weekend is now really precious from the work so I probably try to spend every second to be meaningful or.. something better than just sleeping!

Well, I will keep you posted. Hopefully I can come back with more interesting stories like July! 😀

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Talk about Grown Ups!

Yes, it is true that I ‘almost’ forgot about them. – The Grown Ups! My original fish family, adult clubs!

Today, I cleaned their tank because I pretty much abandoned them for a couple of weeks since the fry born and when I saw the water today, it was pretty disgusting! yuk!! You know, maybe sometime I can talk about their poops for a week because I really want to say something about it someday….. Enough about complains! Alright. So, they’re now back again in the clean water. And yeah maybe a little bit of love from the master!! Hehe..

"Only over 1 year old can entered here." - My tank No.1

Finally, the weather got cleared today so I decided to visit the Fish Market in Mongkok! I wanted to check out the fish store where I bought my Dwarf Platy. I’ll post about the fish market very soon but not now. (Still organizing the pictures!)

Anyway I visited the store. I actually didn’t really know that I should not take a picture there. So, when I tried to take some pictures of their awesome aquariums, the owner who has really dry and poker-face came to me and said something in Cantonese and I guess it was something like “NO Photo here.” So I told him that I was sorry. And that moment, I thought maybe this is a good chance to talk to him about that Dwarf Platy I can’t really buy anywhere except that store. Maybe he could tell me some good stories or maybe letting me to take some funny pictures in there??! My blogger instinct strongly came to me from fish heaven so I said to him,

“Hey, this is great! I have a fish blog!”

And he looked at me and said, “WHAT?” His face was saying something like..  ‘maybe I should get rid of this girl, she’s weird.’

So I said again, “I have a fish blog! and it would be great if you could tell me that fish’s real name because I’m writing about that fish in my fish blog and I’d like to confirm if I call it correctly.”

Okay, wait a sec. IF I was the owner, watching this short black hair weird girl came to me and showed her FISH BLOG on her iPhone and talking about the fish that I kind of created, I would be super flattered and really happy about it! Well, that’s the only thing I can think of. Many many positive thing! But surely, he doesn’t get this sense of  “Marketing” and you know, managing his “Fans”. I don’t blame him but I thought at least he would be happy if someone like me show up and try to talk.
But you already guessed. He wasn’t really happy about me that asking questions. Maybe he was upset already because I tried to take pictures but hey, I couldn’t really get one! So he decided to just say something to ‘remove’ my present at the store very quickly. He said, “It is still a Mickey Mouse Platy. You changed DNA, just put ‘SP’ after the whole name.”

I am still appreciated that he was working busy and all and still tried to not ignore me. But that was a bit of disappointment.. I KNOW, and you KNOW that it is a Mickey Mouse Platy has been insulted their DNA  by humans. I just hope that since his store did it to them, so they could tell me the fish’s name.. Annnnnnyway… I am a bit mad at them.
Bu it’s fine. He was probably really busy and I would be the first one that showed him a blog about fish… hahahaha.. It would have been more funny scene if you were there too or I wear my fish T-shirt. – Wait, maybe I can make it?! :p

Back to my point, so my grown ups are doing well. Nobody died (yet) and they eat a lot and swim a lot too. I didn’t buy any fish today even though I went to the fish market which never happened to me before! I guess it was really only for my blog after all.. ! (It was!)

Big Family

This is very first post of my Fishjournal blog. I am really excited!!

In reality, I have been keeping a fish journal since 19th of May, 2011. I thought it was a bit funny to writing about fish instead of writing about my life and people I know! But that little thought just disappeared when I looked at my fish tank and my fish journal started!

The Fish Journal

My Yellow_Fish Journal in real life

I bought this yellow notebook at a bookstore in Hong Kong. It is kind of funny note. The cover says,

“Brain wave
today, amnesia
tomorrow

Better make a note”

Anyway, I’ve been keeping this journal over 2 months and I was a good girl until May and in June, I skipped a lot because I had lost lots of fishes that month and I was really not in a good mood to write about it. I mean, I was counting my fishes everyday but I only started to having fishes a couple of months ago so I had some mistakes which took me a sad place with dead fish. But now I think I am pretty good at taking care of tropical fish in my two fish tank and I thought that maybe I can share some of my experiences and happy moments with my fish with other people! 🙂

Before I start my blog, I think I should tell you about my fishes first!

My favorite tropical fish is Coral Platy. Some people call them “Dwarf Platy“. It is a funny name but when you look at them, you will see why.
My Red Mickey Mouse Coral Platy -> My Red Mickey Mouse Coral Platy

See?! This is normal Red Mickey Mouse PlatyCommon Mickey Mouse Platy
So now you see the difference. 

I didn’t really know about my fish when I bought them. I just thought that they looked so cute and adorable. But every time I visit the fish market, I couldn’t find the same fish as mine at any other store except the one place I bought mine. And I realized that the store improved the breed of Mickey Mouse Platy. And Ta-da – Red Mickey Mouse Coral(Dwarf) Play here it is. I really like it because it’s unique.

Currently, I have 1 Platinum M.M Platy, 5 Red M.M Coral Platy and 4 Red M.M Platy. And, don’t be surprised.. I have 3 weeks of old – 4 Platinum MM Platy fry + 4 days old 65 Red MM Platy fry + 2 days old 30 Red MM Coral Platy fry.

So, total = 10 adult fishes + 99 fry. This is madness! Haha This is one of reasons that I decided to write a blog. Such a big family!

Alright. Tomorrow, I am going to tell you more about my 99 fry. Because it’s quite insane for an amateur like me. But, cute little things.. I like them so much! 🙂