Aquarium fish: how to start
I still remember how in the childhood went with his parents to the zoo. I admired all the animals and I could stand for half an hour about cells. Very much I liked to observe the life of fauna. But the most loved were the cages with the lions(maybe it has something to do with the sign of the zodiac under which I was born) I. oddly enough, the fish tanks. I, as if spellbound, “stuck” to the cold glass and watched them non-separable.
And look at what it was. Large and small, of all colors and plain, sea and river… it seemed to Me then that fish is also looking at me. And that they somehow like it, I smiled and built “faces”. And after visiting the zoo constantly pestered to their parents: “Daddy, let’s buy home lion!”. The parents smiled and said in response: “Daughter, it is Grand and it will be quite cramped in our apartment.” I’m not lost: “And we’ll buy a small, pocket-lion!”. Poupesheva about 5 minutes and realizing that everything is useless, I switched to “villenkolonie” fish. “Well, at least one of gold and small-prés-a small aquarium”.
I don’t know my “whining” has affected or something else, but one day dad still bought the proverbial aquarium. Beautiful, round.And there were wonderful fish: guppies, swordtails, telescopes, gold, etc. However, they immediately the war began. Well we did not know that some species of fish at enmity. And not just fighting for the space, and fight until the complete destruction of the opponent.
Most of all I liked to observe the inhabitants of the aquarium. Their slow movement in water (i.e. movement, because it seems to me that fish do not swim, but float in zero gravity), struggle for food and just appearance acted soothingly.
But to care for me, to put it mildly, were not pleased. Especially, when the time came to change the water in the “fish house”. I’m all by hook or by crook trying to shirk this tedious and laborious occupations. After all, even to catch fish with a net is quite difficult. You have to “chase” for each “pot-bellied” trifle, lifting from the bottom all the soil and plants. And in muddy water Oh how difficult it is to “hunt”. And Yes years ago I had quite a bit.
How long we lived-lived fish, I honestly don’t remember. “Get rid of” them, had due to the fact that some family members became allergic to dry food for aquarium inhabitants.