Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Mango Tree and The River Fish.

Dear Bro,

My daily routine nowadays at about 5.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. is attending to my Mango Tree and to my River Fish Aquarium.My favourite hobby since childhood.
You know,in Kelantan Mango is called 'buah Pauh', in Kedah it is called 'Mempelam' or 'Pelam' but there is also a place called 'Permatang Pauh' in Penang.Hmmm..I wonder why???

When we first bought the terrace house,the Mango tree was already there. Probably about 10 years old and our new friendly neighbour asked us to cut the tree cause it is very old and fruitless tree.
No fruit at all but full of Red Ant and Parasite tree. The Red Ant create a living city on the Parasite Tree and the Parasite tree live and flourish abundantly on the Mango tree sucking all the energy,vitamin and mineral. I am positively sure that is the main reason for not fruiting at all.
After burning all the Red Ant's nest and plenty of bite and bruises,we cut all the parasite tree.
The tree looks bald and hurt. Then with God's permission nature takes its course, new leaves coming out and flower start to blooms .At first it bear few big sweet mango fruits and we share it with our neighbours.

Few month ago I bought a fertilizer at RM 3.00 for fruiting purpose and put it all around the tree. The results!!!!??? as you can see here is remarkable.Alhamdulillah!!!The whole tree start flowering and changes to fruit very fast...

At the same time,my collection of river fish also growing bigger and healthier.As you can see here,there is few fish which I caught from the river in Tumpat and few which were bought from the Aquashop. We use to have Discus Fish which was very beautiful but they all died when we transfer to this house. So I renew my hobby with river fish with scale (sisik).
I remember caught two small Susur Batang (Terperas) about 20 cent in size
and one small Lampam last year during rainy season. Now,it is almost one ringgit in size.
Take a look in the aquarium, there is also Lampam Emas,Tengalan and Kelah Lebar .I believe they can grow bigger in a pond.
Recently here in Kota Bharu, an Aquashop sell one alive Red Kelah half kilo in weight at RM500.00 woooo...
Why not give it a try??!!
Haa ha ha.....!!!So many suggestion...!!


santoshi said...

The pictures are good. It's because of your efforts that the tree bears fruits.

Art of My Life. said...

Dear Santoshi,
Thanks for your comment.I question a lot so hopefully you can answer me in your blog.

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Cianoy said...

Hello fellow mango enthusiast! I'm glad your tree recovered and is bearing fruit again. What are those things covered in newspaper? What are those for?