Category Archives: Fish

Moving fish

It’s pond season, and in our house that means time to move fish. I get to keep a few koi, usually ones chosen especially for me. There were five of those – a couple of kohaku, a sanke, an asagi … Continue reading

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The parrot cichlid dilemma

Parrot cichlids are one of my favourite freshwater fish. They’re pudgy and rather cute looking – in fact, their nickname in the fancy is “tank puppies”. They’re brightly coloured, and like most cichlids, they’re relatively intelligent. You may have seen … Continue reading

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Housework, housework…

That’s tank maintenance for you. It’s gotta be done, and just like housework, it doesn’t matter how often you do it, it’s always going to have to be done again. When you put fish into an aquarium, you’ve crated a … Continue reading

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Size ten, please…

Those are the size shoes I wear now. I didn’t always wear size tens. For some years I wore eights. Long before that, I wore size two women’s shoes, and once upon a time my feet were so small and … Continue reading

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