20 February 2011


Ever since the crystal shrimps died, the aquarium was quiet with hardly any life. Recently, the aquarium short-circuited and all the electrical switches in the house were suddenly turned off. It happened on one of those days before I went out to work. So I had the tank cover removed and disposed off.

Just last week, I bought a half-moon Siamese Fighting Fish (scientific name: Betta splendens) and 2 Cherry Barb fishes (scientific name: Puntius titteya). In addition, I purchased a Tiger Lotus (scientific name: Nymphaea lotus; Family: Nymphaeaceae) for some colour. Since then, a Cherry Barb committed suicide by jumping out of the uncovered tank. Everything else is doing fine.