Fathers & Daughters & Fishtanks - Barry Gibb
Since starting the blog, Ive been running a features on members tanks. One of the questions I've been asking is why did you get into fishkeeping? Almost all of you have said the reason you like fish is because you grew up with either your mum or dad having fishtanks.
Being a parent now myself, I try to get the kids involved when ever I can but our Facebook member Barry Gibb is the perfect example of a Father & Daughter partnership. Ive been chatting to Barry about how He shares his fishtanks with his daughter Chloe who turns 5 in March.
First of all Barry, how long have you been in the hobby and what got you into fishkeeping?
- German blue rams
- W/C Corydoras Sterbai
- W/C Silver and marble hatchets
- Clown Plecos
- Large cardanals
- Xray tetras
- Mixed Corydoras
I know your daughter is a keen fishkeeper now too, can you tell us a little about how that came about?
Will your Daughter be having a go at breeding fish anytime soon?
|Chloe attaching new plants with glue
- "everything you do must be fun, wether its flicking water at her or deliberately make the overflow soak you. Java moss eyebrows went down a treat"
- "Selecting the fish she wants is also fun. paying out her own money as well. They need some morals everything cost money that's important"
- "Letting them lead the way. I've said this before but its important she's allowed to do what she wants. She started with princess tank with pink gravel and bright fake plants. She now has a planted tank which she set up filtration, painted the tank herself. she even glued the plants on to the wood. Even though she did glue her fingers together what was still a lot of fun. Once she was finished setting it up, she then played with the tall box and pretended to be a fish herself"