Philippine Arowana and Louhan Society ( PHALS ) in partnership with Dymax and other fish association conducted a successful fish exhibit, lectures, talks , competition from April 25 to 28, 2019 at Robinson’s Magnolia.
The event was dubbed Aquafiesta 2019 which celebrates friendly competition, exhibition, fish keeping, small pets, pet food and live carnivorous plants were sold.
Big crowd had attended the show indicating the huge success of the fish show. This also includes on the spot aquascaping competition which was sponsored by Dymax.
There were 36 different aquascape exhibits which is the craft of wisely arranging rocks, stones, cavework, driftwood, water plants in an aesthetically pleasing manner within aquarium together with small fishes, snails and small shrimps in natural setting.
This aquascape also features some aerial plants like Tillandsia ionantha and Tillandsia usneoides ( Spanish moss ).
Dymax Aquascaping Results
Dymax posted at their FB page the list of the winners and the corresponding points.
Tank # 11- First Place : Mr. Edrian Corpuz Espiritu ( Root of Emotions) 176 points
Tank # 23- Second Place: Mr. Kristopher Gagarin ( Tranquility) 173 points
Tank # -13 Third Place : Mr. Lenard Bareng ( Viñas Familiares) 171 points
first place winner ( aquascaping competition )
aquascaping second place
aquascaping third place
The participants were given a couple of hours to finished their aquascaping and the winners were proclaimed on April 27, 2019.
black chicken for sale ( Php 8,000 a pair)
One can enjoy the hobby by interacting with fellow fish keepers plus the exchange of ideas and knowledge. There were some booth which sold some interesting merchandise like key chain, refrigerator magnets and t-shirts.
An on the spot was also held during the duration of the show in which lucky visitor or hobbyist have a chance to win a fish or a pet. There is no entrance fees at the annual show.
gold fishes, koi and red ear slider turtles
hamsters for sale
hamster and guinea pig cages
Ms. Marge Hermoso together with Mr. John Laterna from Cebu
rabbits for sale
Terrarium and Vivarium
Aside from aquascaping, there is growing community of terrarium and vivarium lovers.
Vivarium was derive from the Latin word “vivere,” to live. In a broad sense, a vivarium is a habitat for a pet.
Terrariums was first used in the late 19th century. The term came from the word aquarium substituting ” terre” (meaning “land”), because the empty aquariums were used to house terrestrial animals or reptiles.
One does not need a large growing area for space to have a vivarium or terrarium.
PAHLS has grown to be one of the biggest fish club in the Philippines, and is now a non-stock, non-profit organization whose aim is to promote the hobby of responsible fish keeping and to educate the public regarding proper and responsible pet owners thru their seminars, public talks, forum sites and FB page.
The event is well- attended with thousands of visitors, hobbyists, mall goers, students and children admiring the exhibit.
Unlike other fish shows, there is no entrance fees.