Thursday, September 2, 2010

Our New Fish

On Sunday our tank had been ready for the required 24 hours so Jakob, Levi and Michael went to the fish store to get our first fish. We were told that we had to get special fish that would be able to survive in the water as the "bacterial cycle" isn't yet set up.

First we had to put the bag in the water to get the water temperature to equalize. This took about 30 minutes.

Then it was time to let them out into their new home. Off they go exploring the rocks and fake plants.

Jakob and Levi love to watch the fish swim around and have already named two of them. One is called "Lost" because he almost immediately broke away from the rest and got lost in the back of the tank and couldn't find his way back. The other fish is "Bossy" because he chases all the other fish around, nipping at their tails.

Here are 4 of our 5 Serpae Tetra fish. After about 3 weeks we will go and get our water tested at the fish store to make sure its ready for more exotic fish. The boys will then be able to pick whatever they want.

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