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Eani Mini Aquariums for Kids


The age-old goldfish bowl is getting competition from tiny aquariums in a variety of interesting shapes and sizes. Even the smallest apartment or college dorm room can now be graced with live fish. But are they a healthy habitat for the fish? If properly set up and well cared for, yes they can be. If haphazardly put together and marginally cared for, the fish will be doomed to a very short and unpleasant life.

The Good Side
The good side of mini aquariums is that anyone can have one. The monetary investment is small, and the space requirements so minimal that virtually everyone can find a place for one. College students in dorms, nursing home patients, apartment dwellers, even the most crowded of school classrooms all have space for a mini aquarium. Often apartment building ‘no pet’ rules don’t apply to fish. Fish are very relaxing to watch, and can provide an opportunity for children to care for a pet in situations where larger pets are not allowed.

The Bad Side
Mini aquariums do require maintenance, and should not be purchased with the notion they can be ignored for long periods of time. However, the biggest down side of small aquariums is that problems can occur swiftly, and are often fatal before they can be rectified. This is due to the small volume of water in which the fish live. Changes in water chemistry and temperature can happen in a matter of a few hours – or even minutes. Therefore it is critical to monitor the water conditions closely, and perform water changes faithfully.

First time fish owners should be particularly careful during the initial break-in stage of the mini fish tank. Toxins in the water will rise sharply as the biological system is first being established. If water changes are not performed, the levels will become lethal very quickly. Testing is a must, so have water-testing kits on hand or make arrangements with a local pet shop to do the tests for you.

The Little Fish And The Big Fat Bean


One day, a little fish was out swimming in the river with her mother.

The water was clear and warm, but the little fish wanted to swim faster and go farther. So she swam on and on till she reached the riverbank. She looked, and there, growing on the bank, she saw a large bean stalk and on the bean stalk, a big, fat bean. The little fish thought that she had never seen anything so funny.

“Hello there, Fatso!” she called to the bean.

“Hello, Midge!” the bean called back.

The little fish felt very hurt that she should be called that. She burst into tears and hurried off to complain to her mother about it.
“Oh, Mother!” she wailed. “That big fat bean called me Midge, of all things! I’m not as tiny as that, am I? I even have a tail!”

“Perhaps you hurt the bean’s feelings yourself in some way,” said the mother fish.

“Oh, no, mother dear, I didn’t!”

“Well, let’s swim back to the bank again and I’ll ask the bean what made him say such a thing.”

And the two of them, mother and daughter, made for the bank.

“Good morning, Mr. Bean!” the mother fish called.

“Good morning to you, Mrs. Fish!” the bean called back.

“Tell me, Mr. Bean, what made you hurt my little daughter’s feelings? Why did you call her Midge?”

“She only got as good as she gave. She called me Fatso, so I called her Midge in return!”

 

 

 

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15 Ugly Fishes around the World


Some fish are just extremely ugly. Here are 15 fishes that are really ugly. There are many other ugly fishes around the world but this list is based on my eyes only. See it for yourself and decide if they are worthy to be called ugly or not! These fishes are beautiful in an ugly kind of way.

I know a little about some of these fishes, however I don’t know what they eat or where they’re from. I don’t know the scientific names of these ugly organisms but one thing is for sure that I really know about them, they are all ugly!

1. Blob fish

2. Lump fish

3. Rat-tails or Grenadiers

4. Stone fish

5. Wolf fish

6. Hairy Frog fish

7. Viper Moray

8. Monk fish

9. Frog Fish Lizard

10. Gulper Eel

11. Angler fish

12. Mola-mola

13. Scorpion fish

14. Elephant nose fish

15. Big lipped fish

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Weird Cute Aquariums


Consider them weird but accept it, they’re cute!

Rocket Aquarium

 

A Blender Aquarium?

 

An old television aquarium

 

A truck aquarium

 

A coffee table aquarium

A distorted glass aquarium

Making fish feel at home aquarium

 

A round shaped wall aquarium

 

A bar desk aquarium

 

A fish tank with a bird cage inside

 

A bulb aquarium?

 

For real, toilet fish tanks!

 

Ceiling aquarium in a hotel room!

 

Grand aquarium in a hotel receiving area!

Infinity aquarium

An ipod fish tank!

A robot aquarium

A sink aquarium

A sofa aquarium

 

A telephone booth aquarium!

 

 

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A Small Fish Story


An Irish Folk Tale

Retold by Louise Carus from The Real St. Nicholas: Tales of Generosity and Hope from Around the World

We’ve hunted high and low and haunted libraries—including the greatest folklore library in North America at Indiana University in Bloomington—to find more stories about St. Nicholas from the British Isles. This is the only story we’ve been able to locate. —LC
While St. Nicholas was generous to others, he did not lead a grand life himself. He was even once a beggar who traveled all over the country with only the clothes on his back, his staff, and an old wooden pail. One day, he came to a little town by the sea where almost no one was willing to help him. All day he stood on the street, asking for alms. But by the time evening fell, only three people had taken pity on him: a fisherman, a woman, and a priest. Strangely enough, each of them had given him the same thing—not a coin, but a small fish.

He put all three fish in his pail filled with water and walked on until he came to a house where a very poor widow lived with her children.

“Begging your pardon, madam, but might a person stay here overnight?”

“To be sure,” the widow answered wearily, “but we only have water soup and a crust of bread for supper.”

“Supper won’t be a problem! Look here: I have three fish. You can fry them and we and the children will all eat them together.”

The widow looked doubtfully into the beggar’s pail. She had no way of knowing the three little fish had been growing in there. By the time she saw them, they had become quite large.

“What a joy,” the woman cried. I haven’t seen such big fish for a long time, not even at the market!”

One fish, two fish, three fish do I see,
Plenty for my children and enough for me!

She happily lit a fire and began to cook the fish over the glowing coals.

While she was about her work, the Saint asked, “Do you have a pail?”

“Yes, indeed I do.”

“I’ll thank you to fill it with water and bring it to me.” The woman did as he asked. Soon the fish were ready to eat. And how delicious they were! The widow and her children were so hungry they left nothing but the bones, Nicholas said, “Don’t throw those bones away. Give them to me.”

The children and their mother looked at one another in surprise. “What is he up to?” they whispered. But they were so grateful for a good meal at last that they didn’t question Nicholas.

After they had eaten, the family lay the bones of all three fish on a plate. Nicholas picked up the bones by the tail and threw them into the widow’s pail.

Again everyone was surprised. “Why is he doing that?” they wondered.

Then as the widow was about to carry the pail outside to empty it, she noticed three live fish swimming in the water! “What?” she gasped. “How could that be?”

One fish, two fish, three fish do I see,
Plenty for my children and enough for me!

Who knew where the fish came from but Nicholas, and by that time he was sound asleep.

The next morning, the good Saint said, “Please fix these fish for breakfast.”

The woman gladly did so, and once again everyone had enough to eat.

When they were finished, again Nicholas said, “Bring me the pail and give me the bones.” Then he threw them into the water and continued, “You must always do this. That way, you will always have fish and you and your children won’t be hungry any more.”

Then the Saint swung his wooden pail over the end of his staff, said goodbye, and walked off down the road.

The widow and her children never saw St. Nicholas again, but they lived well for a long time. At last, one day the mother left a single child alone at home while she and the others went to visit relatives. The child at home got hungry, so he tiptoed over to the widow’s pail and looked in:

One fish, two fish, three fish do I see,
Enough for the others and plenty for me!

With that, he scooped out one of the fish and fried it for himself. Afraid that his mother would find out and scold him, he threw the bones away.

When the widow returned, the first thing she did was go to the pail to prepare dinner.

One fish, two fish, thr——

But now there were not three fish swimming in the water—there were only two. And from then on, that had to be plenty enough for all of them!

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Fish and Kids


Kids love to play with fish. Here are some of the evidences that show how they enjoy fish as pets.

 

kids love to explore the underwater world

 

a big catch!

 

feed the fish kid, don’t feed yourself!

 

just plain sight seeing

 

very clear fish pond

 

dive and feed the fish!

 

what kind of fish art thou?

 

are we playing hide and seek here?

 

kiss me fish!

 

lovely water world

 

playing with fishes


this isn’t a good catch!

 

fishy boat!

 

feeding fish in a public pond

 

a fish on my head!

 

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An Aquarium


by: Amy Lowell

Streaks of green and yellow iridescence,
Silver shiftings,
Rings veering out of rings,
Silver — gold —
Grey-green opaqueness sliding down,
With sharp white bubbles
Shooting and dancing,
Flinging quickly outward.
Nosing the bubbles,
Swallowing them,
Fish.
Blue shadows against silver-saffron water,
The light rippling over them
In steel-bright tremors.
Outspread translucent fins
Flute, fold, and relapse;
The threaded light prints through them on the pebbles
In scarcely tarnished twinklings.
Curving of spotted spines,
Slow up-shifts,
Lazy convolutions:
Then a sudden swift straightening
And darting below:
Oblique grey shadows
Athwart a pale casement.
Roped and curled,
Green man-eating eels
Slumber in undulate rhythms,
With crests laid horizontal on their backs.
Barred fish,
Striped fish,
Uneven disks of fish,
Slip, slide, whirl, turn,
And never touch.
Metallic blue fish,
With fins wide and yellow and swaying
Like Oriental fans,
Hold the sun in their bellies
And glow with light:
Blue brilliance cut by black bars.
An oblong pane of straw-coloured shimmer,
Across it, in a tangent,
A smear of rose, black, silver.
Short twists and upstartings,
Rose-black, in a setting of bubbles:
Sunshine playing between red and black flowers
On a blue and gold lawn.
Shadows and polished surfaces,
Facets of mauve and purple,
A constant modulation of values.
Shaft-shaped,
With green bead eyes;
Thick-nosed,
Heliotrope-coloured;
Swift spots of chrysolite and coral;
In the midst of green, pearl, amethyst irradiations.
Outside,
A willow-tree flickers
With little white jerks,
And long blue waves
Rise steadily beyond the outer islands.

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