Pets

Cichlid Beevee and Betta Köffee
Köffee dead on 2 Jan 06 (unknown cause) when we came back from KL after the New Year period.
… and fishes in the Family Tank.

family tank (from Tristan)
Size - 35.9 L x 22 W x 26.2 H cm [about 20l with approx 17l (4.5 gal) of water] with two small filters, plants

Inhabitants
 Started 17 Feb 2001 with Jun Wei's two goldfishes (won in a game at NP Open House)
 since then, we had Beevee, Suckermouth, Butterfly, Major, Bubbles,… and Beevee (very naughty and
 aggressive) fought, ate or killed the others till for a long time, Beevee was the only fish at home.
 Beevee died on 8 Jul 04.
 = few Glow fishes, Guppies and Shrimps (no detailed record)
 + 2 Cory Sterbai on 2 Jul 05
 - 2 Glow fishes & 1 Shrimp on 23 Jul 05 (filter accidently turned off on 22 Jul 05 evening/night)
 - 1 Guppy on 31 Jul 05 (due to injury sustained on 22 Jul 05)
 - 1 Guppy on 14 Jul 05 (tail bitten off when I put Köffee in the family tank. Daddy said… "#!@*&%")
 + 4 Glow fishes, 2 Cory Sterbai, 3 "It" (Black Tetra), and 3 plants on 14 Aug 05
 - 1 Glow and 1 "It" on 9 Sep 05 (eaten by others who were hungry?)
 + 4 Yamato shrimps & 2 medium size plants on 17 Sep 05
 - 1 Cory Sterbai (unknown reason) on 3 Jun 06
 - 2 (dying) plants & old pump | + 1 plant & new pump on 23 Jul 06
 - 1 It on 22 Aug 06 (stuck between the pump and side of the tank)
 - 1 Glow fish on 5 Oct 06
 - 1 Cory Sterbai (unknown reason) on 10 Jan 07
 - 3 Yamato shrimps ~Jan 07
 - 2 Glow fish ~1 May 07
 = 1 "It" (black tetra) fish! - either cleanup & give away the tank or the lone fish needs company
 + 3 Platies, +2 Callistus Tetra and 4 small shrimps on 1 May 07.  
 - 1 Platy on 14 May 07
 - 1 Platy on 16 May 07
 - 1 Platy on 22 May 07. Never get Platies - quite useless
 - 1 shrimp ~May 07
 - 1 shrimp ~Jun 07
 + 2 Corydoras (pinkish white) & plant on 12 Nov 07
 - 1 Corydoras on 20 Nov 07 (don't seem to live very long - water? ph? temp?)
 = 1 "It", 2 Callistus Tetra, 2 shrimps (still alive!), 1 Corydoras (checked on 18 Aug 08)
 - 1 Corydoras (not seen after ~19 Aug 08)
 - 2 last shrimps (can't be found during tank overhaul and cleanup on 12 Oct 08)
 = 0 all three (1 It & 2 Callistus Tetra) died (new water not right and highly stressed?) :( - 12 Oct 08
 + 7 cardinals, 3 (yellow) loaches (14 Oct 08)
 + 2 plants & clay rectangular cave (1 Nov 08)
 - 1 loach (half the body sucked/stucked in the inlet of the smaller pump - weird) (13 Nov 08)
 Started using Yinsheng T-9900 food timer (20 Dec 08 - holidays in MY)
 - 1 loach (~28 Dec 08) after retuning from MY
 + 2 Chinese sucking loaches (whiter than the remaining yellow loach), 1 Panda Corydoras, 3 Golden Neons (31 Dec 08 for $10)
 = 7 cardinals, 3 loaches, 1 Panda Corydoras, 3 Golden Neons (1 Jan 09)
 - 1 Panda Corydoras (~5 Mar 09) - don't know why
 - 1 Loach (7 Mar 09) - don't know why either :(
 - 1 Loach (18 Apr 09) - the 'pale' whitish, one of two bought on 31 Dec 08
 - 1 Golden Neon (20 Apr 09)
 - 1 cardinal (6 Jul 09) - jumped out of tank to some distance away!
 - 1 cardinal (15 Sep 09) - smallest one: thin and ill
 - 1 cardinal (30 Sep 09)
 - 1 Golden Neon (11 Feb 10) - not been eating well, so one left
 - 1 Golden Neon (28 Feb 10) - no Golden Neon left
 - 1 cardinal (28 Mar 10)
 replaced two old filters with Bouy Submersible Filters SP-1000I and SP-602F (1 May 10)
 + 9 Golden White Cloud, 2 Cory Sterbai and 1 plant (2 May 10) + bottles of Tetra AquaSafe and EasyBalance
 - 1 Golden White Cloud (12 May 10)
 - 1 Golden White Cloud (13 May 10)
 - 1 cardinal (31 May 10 - diseased with both eyes budging out & taken out of the tank, when another cardinal starts to feed on it)
 - 1 Cory Sterbai (20 Jun 10)
 - 1 Golden White Cloud (29 Jun 10)
 - 1 remaining Loach (24 Jul 10)
 - 1 Golden White Cloud (5 Sep 10)
 - 1 Golden White Cloud (20 Sep 10)
 - 1 Golden White Cloud (2 Oct 10)
 + 3 Panda Cory and a plant (24 Jan 11)
 - 2 Panda Cory (10 Feb 11)
 - 1 Panda Cory (17 Feb 11) [all 3 dead - plants also half dead?]
 = 2 cardinals, 1 Cory Sterbai, 3 Golden White Cloud (17 Feb 11)
 - 1 Cory Sterbai (15 Mar 11)
 - 1 cardinal (15 Jul 11)
 - 1 Golden White Cloud (5 Sep 11)
 - 1 cardinal (1 Oct 11, thought dead ~16 Sep 11)
 - 1 Golden White Cloud (8 Jan 12)
 = 1 Golden White Cloud (8 Jan 12)
 - 1 Golden White Cloud (15 Jun 12)
 = 0 Tank is Empty on 15 Jun 12 (not keeping fishes or pets any more - RIP to all the pets)
 Clean up tanks and gave all away (17 Jun 12)

and before Beevee died…

  • 1st tortoise - "big" tortoise (in Normanton Park pond, Kent Ridge Park)
  • 1st budgie - Lemon (JW accidentally let it fly away. Mummy said… "%*#!&@")
  • 1st pair of tortoises - Dipsy & Wally (in Botanic Gardens Eco-Lake)
  • 2nd pair of tortoises - Blocky & Tinklebel (in Botanic Gardens Eco-Lake)
  • mealworms, bugs, beetles and grasshoppers

  • Pet Shop/s
    1. PolyArt Aquarium - middle of Block 328, Clementi Ave 2 (open on Sundays too)
    2. Holland Aquarium & Trading at Blk 45 Holland Dr #01-353 S270045 Tel: 67752778
       Opening hours: 10am to 9.30pm
    3. Clementi Florist and Aquarium at  Blk 328, Clementi Ave 2, #01-210, S120328  Tel:67778468
       Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 10++ (Normally they are still open after 11pm), Sun Closed
    4. All Breeds
       44 Jalan Merah Saga #01-44/46, Chip Bee Garden, S278116. Tel: 64743039
       Opening hours: Wed-Mon till 6pm (closed on Tues). Thurs till 8pm.
    

    Toy Pets

      Putsy               rabbit                      Cliff               dog
      Hippity             rabbit                      Pluto               dog
      Miffy               baby rabbit                 Scooby-doo          dog
      Basket              baby rabbit                 Mashi Maro          dog-mouse
      Dirty               baby rabbit                 Sausalito           snoopy dog
      Amway               bear                        Snikers             snoopy dog
      Hope                bear                        Manson              dolphin
      Bear                bear                        Merlin              dolphin
      Traddit             big bolster                 Panama              frog
      Mr Strong           bolster                     Toto                giraffe
      Valerie alias Utu   bolster                     Gruff               small giraffe
      Skinny-scared       bolster                     Squinter            squirrel
      Patches             pillow                      Bengal              tiger
      Renault             pillow                      Rinnie-Ronnie       tiger
      Flower              flower                      Sumatran            tiger
      Heni                cockerel                    Tikes               tortoise
      Ahdala              dinosaur                    Asterik             cartoon character
      Ivysaur             dinosaur                    Pikachu             cartoon character
      Bruno               dog