Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
March It, 1973 THE IFTHRRIDCE HERAVD 21 Tropical fish don't scratch furniture By JEAN SHARP CP Women's Editor TORONTO (CP) The thing about tropical fish is that you don't have to walk them, they don't make any noise, and they don't scratch the furniture. And, says Bill Baird, you don't have to board them out if you go on holiday. Mr. Baird owns Kingdom of the Sea, a store that sells only fish and the supplies for look- Ing after them. He said the fish business lias grow- ing because a lot of people who enjoy pets live in apart- ments or in neighborhoods where keeping a dog or cat isn't feasible. ft you're sure you would like fish, Mr. Baird said you should start wilh a 15-gallon aquarium, at about 550. Then you need an imder-grcvel til- ler, gravel, a pump, air-line tubing, valve, canopy and bulbs. "Then the possibilities start. 11 you live in building, the temperature may always be 75. .H you live in a home where it's 68 to 70. that's too cold tor fish. They need 75 to 00 degrees. The cheapest CSA-approved healer is SG.9S." Mr. Baiid said if you are just starting, you also need a book .to tell you how to care for the fish and the aquarium. "A lot of people spend lo buy equipment lo set a tank up, but they won't spend 50 cents for a paperback book to protect their investment." He recommended buying fisli and equipment from a specialty store where the salesmen should be more knowledgeable than in general stores. "When people are starting, we recommend the easicr-to- look-after fish, mollies, cory- doras, catfish, angel fish, s w o r d t a i 1 s. Most of the smaller ones arc peaceful, in a community tank that contains several spec- ies." A 10-gallon tank will corn- tor t a b 1 y accommodate 3t small fish or 15 a little bit larger than average. "We tell peoole lo.aim at 12 fish about an inch and a half in length per five gallons of water. Lcok at the tank, and if it looks as if there are loo many fish in it, there proba- bly are." He said plants may be Iricky lo grow, but they help a tank. "Live plants beautify fl lank and use up fish waste prod- ucts and reduce algae. They also provide food for some fish. "Plants are not an easy thing to grow, the light lias to bs just right, and species can vary greatly. What we sug- gest is a combination of artifi- cial and live." The tanks and fish do need some care, of course. Mr. Baird said you should change 10 per cent of Ihe water every week in (he whiter and 25 per cent in tlie summer. That re- duces Ihe hardness and the amount of waste in the waler. When you take fish home in I Wee Whimsy I SEE THE AMAZING 4-WAY VORWERK The cleaner that will rcvolulionhe house cleaning FAIRFIELD APPLIANCE SERVICES ITD. 1244 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 327-6070 their plastic bag of water, in- troduce them gradually inlo new water in the tank. "They should be allowed to reach the temperature of the aquarium. Float them in it in the plastic bag for 15 or 20 minutes. "If a marked change of water is involved, introduce it gradually to the water they're in." Fish should only be fed the amount ot food they can eat in five minutes. Golden Mile s'ext week: Monday: Keep fit a.m Bingo 2 p.m. Cash prizes. Tuesday: Singing 10 a.m. 01 lime dancing 2 Coming events: The Golden Mile Singers wi perform in the Kiwanis Mus' Festival in April. A dance will be sponsored f the centre April 14. For lurtlw information contact 327-5333 327-5294. Noteworthy: The buses for the trip lo E monton will leave the centre at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 9. The Golden Age Camp will be held in Canyon Church Camp, August 4 through 11. The regis- tration fee of includes re- turn bus fare. 'Value'Village LOCATED AT THE CORNER Of 13th .STREET ond tth'AVENUE S. TEMPORARY LOCATION 1315 9th AVENUE SOUTH STORE HOURS: MONDAY to SATURDAY 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. SUNDAY 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. NABOB ROBIN HOOD COFFEE FLOUR COFFEE ADD MUSHROOMS 1 Ib. 95' 1 16 01. (powdered cream) t ,69 t HONEY ALBERTA GOID CREAMED 2 99 SHRIMP ASTRA GRAPEFRUIT JUICE SUN HYPE UNSWEETENED oz. ORANGE JUICE SUN RYPE SWEETENED or UN SWEETENED................48 oz. 2 for CHEESE SLICES AlBERTA WESTERN FAMILY STEMS and PIECES........10 or. tins RAISIN TEA BUNS McGAVIN'S 1 dozen 43 BATHROOM TISSUE CASHMERE 6 790 olne'Village PRODUCE Phone 328-1751 Bagging it in the big city Faced wilh rising food prices, Manhattan office girls are starting to cut corners on luncheon costs, bagging and bringing their own midday meal and shunning the corner restaurants. Slenographer at left has opted for fruit and cheese instead of a high-priced hamburger at a drive-in. Girl at centre munches an orange as she finishes off a let- ler, while another secrelary, right, spoons oul some .low- priced (and low calorie) yogurt against Ihe Mew York sky- line. CHOICE NAVALS 4..' CELERY HEARTS _ 35' I UlllA I VC3 GROWN 14 01.