Field trip to the pet store

To close out our science unit on water, we took Samuel to the pet store. This one only sells fish and other aquarium-related pets. We went after Stephen was done with work, so our whole family was able to go.

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These giant fish were called pacu. There was a sign up that said that the oldest one was discovered in 1974. Samuel wasn’t sure he liked them at first, but later loosened up around them. They were huge.

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He did like looking in the goldfish pond.

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We discovered that the giant catfish had a cut on its lip.

They also had a couple of sand sharks there. They were pretty feisty. I wish I would’ve thought to take a picture of them, but I didn’t. We also saw some poisonous Lion Fish and some eels, a ton of frogs, some coral and sea sponges, and other interesting fish. Samuel also enjoyed asking the staff questions (like, “How do fish sleep?”).

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We bought some guppies to bring home to our own tank. Stephen and I have talked about getting fish again, and figured that this was the time to do it. I’d like to go back and get a small frog too, but that can wait. Maybe we’ll go buy it when we reach our frog unit.

It was a lot of fun and I’m looking forward to planning our next field trip.