Today, it’s gonna be my journey to find for Blood Parrot Fish (somehow I keep remembering the film, Anaconda 2, where those guys were hunting for the blood orchids… hahah!!). I hafta change the outlook of my aquarium by this weekend, or I won’t be able to do that as the fasting month is approaching.
First stop: Pets Wonderland of MidValley
I can’t take pictures in the amenities. Somehow I managed to sneak around taking pictures of the fishes in the store. Quite fun to do the forbidden thing! Haha!
Some of the fishes found here:
Only bought the air curtain (that’s what they call it) at RM5. Just a small one since my aquarium isn’t that big. The parrot fish is ridiculously expensive here. So I will look around at other shops.
This is just a small aquarium shop within the housing lots in Jalan Klang Lama. Nevertheless, the shop offers choices of fishes and the equipments.
I bought a piece of wood junk to put in the aquarium. It costs me about RM5. The Parrot fish here is quite expensive. I’ll look around.
This is where my friend told me that there is a heaven of aquarium lovers, at Jalan Pudu. So I decided to go there with my friend who recommends this place. As I reach the place, it is about 2.30pm, it is so hot today and so many people around. But once I reach the place, WOWWWWW!! It’s true. So many aquarium shops that sell fishes and the complete equipment. So many fishes to choose!!!
Fishes in the basins,
Fishes in the plastic bags
Fishes in the aquariums
This is like the night market, only it is open from 10am – 4pm daily. So many varieties of cheap things are sold here. This is really making me crazy. I went from one place to another bargaining for the fishes, and surprisingly, the Parrot Fish here is damn bloody cheap.
For those who are good in bargaining, this is a place for you to test how powerful your negotiation skill. I’m thankful to bring my friend who’s a good negotiator. Now, let’s see how good he is bargaining for these Parrot Fish.
- Blood Parrot Fish, costs RM10 per fish, but bargained at only RM6. Bought a pair. - Orange Parrot Fish, costs RM 8 per fish, but bargained at only RM4. Bought a pair too. Now, aren’t this a good bargain?? - Bought the water pump too for my balcony garden project. Costs RM28, bargained at RM19.
The tips to get cheap price for buying fishes here:
1. Buy the fishes in the plastic sold at the pedestrian walk. It’s cheaper than buying inside the aquarium shop.
2. Wait until last minutes where they are about to go back, those are the time where you will get a really cheap price. They won’t want to bring back all the packed fishes in the plastic.
Finished my shopping and go back for my new aquarium transformation. Taaadaaaaaaa!!
My new aquarium looks.
I’m tired, but happy for the day spent wisely. It was all worth it.