After Aasim being gifted a few tropical freshwater fishes by a friend we decided that this would be a good opportunity to teach him how to care for an aquarium and revive a hobby which I indulged in when I was in school.
So we went to buy him a larger tank – In the shop I was immediately smitten by the beauty of the tropical marine aquarium and it was a surprise that the prices for the same have come down to affordable levels – however behind the veneer of beauty lies the harsh fact that tropical marine fishes are not bred but rather caught from the wild and most often using the unscrupulous method of cyanide poisoning…. which not only kills a large number of fishes but destroys the complete eco-sphere of the place where they are hunted. The fact that prices are affordable means that the hunting is now more extensive
Have planned that about two months down the line we will invest in a huge freshwater tank – am yet undecided on the theme or kind of fishes – the choice is between the large Chichlids or the teeny weeny Tetras
Yesterday we also went for a birdwatch walk – this time near a small lake about 5 mins drive from where we live – the portion where we went was not known to me previously and we were regaled by lots of water bird spot-tings – Swati might post a complete list. Sorry no pictures… yet… but soon.. very soon…