Most people keep plants and fish at home , however one of the problems faced is that when they take a vacation or are away from home due to some reason, many of the plants will dry if not watered daily and the fish may starve to death, especially during summer.
However compared to most plants which are withered and dried because they were not watered for 7 days, the fish are in a better condition
Almost all the fish have survived for 7 days without being fed daily
The fish which survived include
– betta siamese fighter fish
– gold fish
There are some holiday foods for fish available, which some fish appear to be eating when not fed daily
Compared to the monsoon, less people are fishing in the lake in campal, panaji, during summer and winter.
However some people continue to fish in the lake, usually with fishing rods
In January 2018, some people were spotted fishing in the lake with a big fishing net. One person was holding a net at one side, and the other person was holding the net at the other side of the lake.
When last checked they had caught one black colour catfish from the lake. Due to paucity of time, other fish caught could not be checked.
Most of the fish available in the market like guppies, platys, mollies, widow fish are not very hardy and will die in a few weeks or months. This can be frustrating for the fish owner, as the money they are spending on the fish is getting wasted, and they have to dispose off the dead fish
So one of the most hardy fish available in the market is the betta or siamese fighter fish
Not only has it survived for more than one year, it has managed to survive in very difficult conditions
In January 2018, the domain investor found that a dead cockroach was floating in the fish bowl with the betta fish
However after the dead cockroach was removed, the fish managed to remain unaffacted, and survived.
Guppies are some of the most popular aquarium fish in most metro cities, however it is observed that most aquariums in Panaji are not keeping any guppies in stock .
The reason why they are unable to do is not known, it could be because of the most fish are imported to goa from other states
An aquarium in panaji was keeping a few black guppies in stock a few months ago,however all the fish have disappeared
Guppies are usually fairly cheap fish, costing approximately Rs 50 a pair, however though the domain investor is visiting the fish stores regularly trying to find a supplier, she is finding that no one is keeping the guppies in stock
Of all the live bearer fish , swordtail fish are least suitable for keeping in a fish bowl. Most fish sellers are pricing the fish fairly cheap at Rs 50 a pair, however they do not survive for long in a fish bowl.
It is observed that most swordtail fish are living for less than a week in a fish bowl, while guppies and other fish will survive for 3-4 months without any major problems
The male swordtail fish have a long sword like structure and this could be hitting the surface of the glass bowl, reducing their life.
Anyone having success in breeding swordtail in a fish bowl , please contact