Meet my pet fish
RECENTLY, Starchild asked readers to send in letters and drawings on the topic, My Pet Fish. Let’s hear what our readers have to say.
Ali Zulfiqar Ainuddin Wahid,
seven, writes: “I love goldfish because I love the colour gold. I also like their shiny scales.”
11, rears many types of fish in her aquarium. They include tigerfish, clownfish, angelfish and fighting fish. “My pets are named Ginger, Nemo, Angelina and Lucky. Everyday, I feed them with fish food. I clean the tank weekly. I hope they can be healthy and happy.”
“I like clown fish because their patterns are nice. I like Nemo from the movie, Finding Nemo. He is very brave and I want to be courageous like him,” says six.
12, says: “I have a big aquarium at home. There are angelfish, tigerfish and goldfish. There are also beautiful weeds and colourful pebbles. My pet fish are very active. I hope I can keep my pet fish for a long time.”
Chan Wei Yan,
Shingo Ikuta, Koo Siau Theng,
Ngiam Li Chin,
12, says: “I have many types of fish such as fighting fish, swordfish, stringray and bighead carp. Every day, I feed them and I change water in the aquarium on a weekly basis.”
“My pet fish, Kiki, is kept in a fish bowl. It likes to eat fish flakes. I clean the fish bowl and change the water once a week. I love my goldfish very much,” writes 11.
seven, writes: “I choose the stingray as my pet fish because I like its shape.”
“I already have two pet fish. If I were allowed to keep another one, I would choose a goldfish. Goldfish are beautiful and colourful. The tail and fins are big and long. When it swims, its tail sways from side to side. It is fascinating to watch a goldfish swim. It’s a really graceful fish,” writes six.
12, says: “Recently, my best friend gave me a goldfish. I decorated the fish bowl with marbles and pebbles. I also installed an air pump to increase oxygen supply in the fish bowl. My pet looks lazy and swims slowly. I love it very much.”
nine, has a golden pet fish named Mermaid. “It was given to me by my grandfather for my birthday. I keep Mermaid in a big tank with some smaller fish. There are
Chong Zhi Jian, Vanessa Yap Zi Xuan,
Danielle Ling Xi Yuan, Chan Kai Er,
Lauryn Tan Zi Yi,
also colourful corals and seaweeds in the tank. I feed Mermaid in the morning and evening with small worms. Whenever I go near the tank, it will come near, waving its fins as if to greet me. I feel happy watching my pet fish swimming in the tank.”
Eight-year-old says: “I love watching fish swim in the aquarium. I am not so particular about the type of fish but they must be very colourful. It is like watching a colourful parade in the aquarium!”
“My father bought a goldfish for my birthday. My goldfish likes to swim around stones and pebbles in the aquarium. I am happy to rear a goldfish,” says 12. – CompiledbySheelaChandran
Ng Kai Onn,
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