Sunday, June 26, 2011

a fish named phantom

/ te manawa native fish tank in manawatu standard /
the pic above was from the native fish tank opening at the beginning of the month (the little boys are looking at a shortjaw kokopu) and this week we've added another dozen fish. the most noticeable are some banded kokopu which are about the same size as the shortjaw above. apparently they've been sparring a bit since their addition as angela and i noticed a few fish wish some battle injuries. one with chunks out of his fins we named rocky and another who obviously suffered an attack to its right eye and lip we named phantom. phantom might look a bit munted at the moment, but we're pretty sure he's going to be alright. we'll work on getting him a little mask so he can start wooing a christine fish.

/ banded kokopu photo from niwa /

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