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Siamese Flying Fox

This has got to be my greatest acquisition for my fish tank. For months my fish tank has been plagued by hairy brown algae. So unsightly was the algae after a long enough time that we had to take the gravel out to scrape away the algae. But even then the result was not too satisfactory as it was very difficult to get the gravel really clean.However within just one week after introducing the pair of Siamese Flying Fox I bought last week, my fish tank is now almost rid of the algae that has been bothering us for some time. Absolutely amazing. They just keep munching and munching the algae almost non-stop. But at the same time also keep excreting them as waste constantly! Don’t get me wrong, I’m all delighted that my fish tank at least now seems like it is under control, but I’ve also not seen so much waste floating around before 🙂 Well, it should be alright, as the water filter should have no problem dealing with the waste given a bit of time.


Just bought three Guppies from a local pet store. Two female (red) and one male (blue). The legion of platies my colleague gave me have all passed away. The very first fish we introduced into the tank, the six Zebra Danios, have sadly all passed away as well, after a year and a half. Looking back now, actually quite a lot had happened during the two years we have been keeping pet fish, without us really noticing. I think it is good to spend some time to memory jog a little bit every now and again to remind ourselves what we had done and what happened. Feels good. Anywa, my favourite fish in the tank are the Albino catfish (am very glad that I keep this blog, as I just realised that it was almost exactly a year ago I bought the first two catfish!:)) Hope the Guppies settle well in the tank and start giving birth to little Guppies!

Albino catfish

So excited. I bought two albino catfish to add to our fish tank today, pushing the fish population to 16, with zebra danio, neon tetra and platy being the current incumbent. I was supposed to just go to the pet shop to exchange for a correct size fluorescent light I bought wrongly for my fish tank. But I couldn’t resist. The albino catfish are so cute, and we haven’t got bottom dwellers in our fish tank. We always wanted to have them, but due to unforseen circumstances, we had to postpone adding any more fish due to over-crowding.At the moment I think the two fish are still a bit stressed, as they are still zooming around in the fish tank after five hours of placing them in the tank. Hopefully they’ll be okay tomorrow, and live in harmony with the rest of the fish in the tank happily ever after 🙂