My interest in aquaria was rekindled a couple of years ago when First Born and his delightful English Lass built me a 720 litre fish tank for Christmas.
We collected sand from a beautiful beach on a near-by island on the river. The sand is bleached white and squeaks when you walk on it.
We don’t own a TV – only because we don’t want to, not because there is no service – and it was a novelty to have something to watch in the evenings.
A series of unfortunate events resulted in this tank breaking. We managed to salvage some of the glass and used that to build a smaller tank but we had to release many of the fish back into the Zambezi.
Knowing my passion for fish keeping, this last Christmas Piet had another tank built for me while I was away in the UK visiting family and I returned to the most wonderful surprise.
My next project will be to create a ‘planted tank’, using vegetation that grows here in the Upper Zambezi River. In the mean time Piet and I love to sit of an evening, sipping on a Mozi Lager and watching our fish live out their lives in our living room.