On Monday, the 4th of April, the marine biologist Loraine came to install the aquarium. We all helped to put in 68 litres of water and a few ornaments and plastic plants to decorate the tank. She showed us how the filter worked and how to set the water heater higher or lower. The temperature of the water is 26 degrees, so that it is nice and warm for our tropical fish friends, who are normally found in South America.

The different breeds are:

  • Cory (Corydoras) Catfish
  • Plecostomus or Plecos
  • Tetra Neon
  • Marble Hacket

The next day, Loraine arrived to the classroom, much to our delight with our treasure in the form of fish. We invited 3rd and 4th class to come over and watch the fish enter their new homes. We were all very excited. Before, she added the fish she informed us how to feed them daily with flakes and pellets. Loraine also left a treat for the fish. Blood worms (baby mosquito’s). We all thought they were a bit disgusting but Loraine didn’t mind.

Now that the fish have settled in, we all have daily jobs to care for the fish. We all think the fish are happy in their new home.

Bye for now, see you next week 🙂

5th and 6th class Holmpatrick National School


The new additions to 5th and 6th class:

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Loraine the marine biologist



Blood worms!!! Yummy!!!


Our new arrivals:


The Aquatic classroom ! 🙂


Some art work we have completed on the Aquatic classroom:

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Research we completed on fish health and fish diseases:

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Poems we have written about the aquarium:

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Our Aquarium fact file:

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