11 November 2009

Fishy



(You have been warned, Lindy. But these fishies are of the cute variety…)

The weather has been lovely –cool, but sunny, around 24oC. I thought that I’d brave the weekend crowd and take Josh and Zoë to Ocean Park last Saturday.

In a bid to retain and fight for market share against Disneyland, Ocean Park has undergone major redevelopment ever since Disneyland came to Hong Kong. Certain facilities have been upgraded, new ‘attractions’ have been added. One of the newer attractions is Amazing Asian Animals,


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where you see pandas, red pandas, giant dragon salamanders… and koi and goldfish! Lots of them!



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The goldfish came in different varieties and had fancy names like ryukin, black moor, lionhead, dragon-eye, fantail, bubble-eye, pearlscale, …


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Bubble-eye. You can tell how it got its name. Zoë absolutely loved this one and didn’t want to move along from its tank.DSC03819


I can’t remember what this one is.DSC03827


The following are either ranchus or lionheads. I can’t remember. They all started to look the same after a while!DSC03823

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A couple of pearlscales that were really shy… These were my favorite. They had this round, egg-shaped body that looked like they’d swallowed a ping-pong ball! Really cute.DSC03832

The End.


For more WW fun, check out 7 Clown Circus and 5 Minutes for Mom.


31 COMMENTS:

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I like the peal scales too. So very cute!!!

Nezzy said...

Your too good....'the end'. It was a great fish tale.

Have a terrific day!!!

ModernMom said...

Such great pictures!!

Heather said...

Beautiful pictures of those fish! Sounds like a fun day!

☼¨`*•.♥Rocío♥.•*¨`☼ said...

Wow!!!!
Awesome shots!!
Happy☺WEd!!!
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smiles4u said...

Beautiful! A great fish tale! I will have to show these to my little people tomorrow.

Genny said...

Very, very cool. My kids would love these!

Annie said...

What a beautiful pictures. My girls would be crazy looking at it.

Stopping from 7 clowns.

Muthering Heights said...

They are so beautiful...you captured them well!!

blueviolet said...

Oh my heavens, those fish are something else!

angie said...

Those fish are STUNNING!

Alicia said...

Wow! I've never seen fish like that!!! So awesome!

Shop with Me Mama said...

LOVE those fish! My grandma use to have a Koi pond! Happy WW :)

Run DMT said...

Wow! It looks pretty fishy to me. LOL ;-) Thanks for commenting on my Happy Camper post. My WW post is up. Come back and visit again. http://deniseisrundmt.com/2009/11/11/i-put-a-spell-on-you/

4 Lettre Words said...

Beautiful captures! We are big fans of fish in this house.

Happy WW!

Life with Kaishon said...

I could watch fish swim for hours : ) It is tranquil I think! I love your pictures. I always love your posts! Oh yes I do!

sheila said...

COOL pics! The one with the big cheeks reminds me of when I got my wisdoms out many yrs ago, lol

Lindy said...

HA! Yes, live fish are of the acceptable variety.

I'm surprised you didn't get a glare of the glass of the tank with your camera - you were really able to get great shots!

golonghorns said...

What fun, my kiddos would have loved seeing them. Nice pictures!

Twincerely,Olga said...

beautiful! I felt like I was there! Thanks!! stop by

Aunt LoLo said...

Oooh...I love Ocean Park!!! Do they still have the sky trolley to take you from the rides over to the "zoo" area?

Tiaras said...

lovely photos - we tried to visit there while we were in HK in 2005, but our trip coincided with a monsoon!

CallanNMasonsMama said...

Great pics!

Laura said...

beautiful photos!

Dandy said...

Those are my favorite too! In fact, I sort of feel like one of those today.

Susie said...

Those are gorgeous shots!!

Michelle said...

That was a great fishy tail! :) Beautiful shots too.

Happy WW!

Confessions Of A Working Mom said...

What great pictures! That's amazing you were able to get everything so clearly and without glare, considering the glass *and* the water!

~Elizabeth
http://confessionsfromaworkingmom.blogspot.com

Annie said...

Great pics! My inlaws have a pond with Koi - my daughter just LOVES to feed them :)
Happy WW

Buckeroomama said...

@Lindy and Elizabeth: I didn't use flash, so that helped. :)

The OmniCouple said...

Oh I love this! Scott and I used to raise and rescue fish, and a lot of goldfish. They get sick so easily, so we'd nurse sick goldfish back to good health. I so love them!

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