Saturday, December 29, 2007

GoldFish - Breeding...Huh?

GoldFish SPAWN

I kept a feeder tank for temporary storing goldfishes for my dragon fish, but it was later taken over by my wife and kids with more goldfishes. [ I end up caring for the goldfishes as well, :) ] An interesting event happen on yesterday morning when I discover that one of the goldfish actually spawned. [ Not sure which one ] But the eggs are all over the filter element cause I have a power head and overflow filter system

Initially decide to wash them all away but later thought i might be interesting to keep some. So, I carefully use a plastic spoon and scoop them into a small container [ joy use that to catch "long kang" fish].

Great news, 4 fryes (or frys) actually hatched. Carefully scoop them up using a spoon again, into another container (microwavable type, lolx)


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Dragon-Fish: Violet Fusion very jumpy lately

Not sure why but my Violet Fusion SR is very jumpy lately.

Feeding ok.

Water change regularly, but introduced Clear water due to algae, might be the cause.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Dragon Fish: Don't you hate when your Arowana refuse to eat

Arowana - The Dragon Fish

Don't you hate when your Arowana refuse to eat LF. (live frog), it been a day for two that it refuse to eat LF, just because I given some crickets (Aro's favorite) and some super worm (SW).

Normally, it will start eating after a few days of starvation.

The Dragon Fish

Saturday, September 22, 2007

The Dragon Fish - New Tank

I have a problem with a leaking tank in Jul07 and it was a last minute panic for me. Really stressful event for a dragon fish owner. The old 4x2 tank was purchased around 5years ago when i first started the hobby, poor judgment then lead to the situation. The old tank glass is only 6mm thick, not really suitable for the size of the tank. It hold for 5 years and start to leak one morning...Damn with my most expensive violet fusion super red (VFSR) in it. A mad rush to buy a new tank does not help.

With no choice, I moved VFSR from the leaking tank to a new 2ft tank temporary ( it was a bad move, as i forgot about all the fundamental of transporting an adult Arowana). The problem is that before I bagged the Dragon Fish, it jump out of the tank and onto the floor...losing 3 scales. So sad.

The New Tank Arrived 3 days later.

Transport the Dragon Fish.

Things you need:
1. Transmore, anaesthetics for fish
2. Big plastics bag (big enough for your fish)
3. Yellow powder (medication, just in case the fish have some cuts during the move)

[ That's is not a condom pack!!! ]

The best way to move an adult dragon fish is to first "knock" the fish out cold with anaesthetic, Transmore. Slowly dip a few drops into the tank and "play" gently with your dragon fish. Play with the dragon fish is to see whether the anaesthetic effect has started.

Continue to dip slowly, 5 drops at a time, and check if you dragon fish has calm down from touch. Work this until the dragon fish is not reacting with force when you "play" its tail. There is no need to completely "knock" the fish out cold.

Then, slowly bag the fish with the big plastic bag and move it into the new tank. Once, in the new tank, the fish will "wake" up from the fresh water and soon be swimming around. Add a little bit of yellow powder if there are minor cut (or scale drop) during transportation. You might want to add blackwater to calm the fish from the new environment.

Monday, August 20, 2007

The Dragon Fish - NS. Story

There are many myths and beliefs with The Dragon Fish in this region. Many (including myself) thinks that The Dragon Fish can bring good luck and wealth to the owner. There was a story about a guy who keep a Dragon Fish for 4-years and when he was enlisted to the National Service, he left his Dragon Fish caring to his family. On day during his training, he was involve in a serious accident and was unconscious for many weeks. On day, he awake from coma and the first thing he asked his family was how his dragon fish was doing. His family assure him that the dragon fish is ok when their left home that day to visit him.

But when his parents return home, they were shocked to see that the dragon fish has die. The boy had been faithful in caring for his Dragon fish and it repaid the kindness by sacrificing its own life to exchange for its owner.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Arowana eggs at Aquarama 2007

Imperial Arowana interview at Aquarama2007


Asian Arowana (Dragon Fish aka Scleropages formosus) taking a snack. This arowana is called Violet Fusion Super Red aka VFSR, and is one of the most expense topical fresh water fish in the world. They are now produce through captive breeding in fish farm under license.


Asian Arowana Eating Frog - video powered by Metacafe