A little less then a month ago I let you in on a special product I was getting a chance to review. My BFF or My Best Fish Friend is a product that allows you to grow your very own pet. Something my daughter is very excited about. Her and her older brother have decided to split however many fish we end up with because they do not have their own pet like their brother Nick who has a turtle named Mr. Magic.
Just to give you a quick review regarding what has taken place so far. We received our My BFF and began the process of hatching the brine shrimp which is what our new BFF eat. Once they hatched we mixed the water and fish and began feeding them, within 24 hours we had fish!
Every 3-4 days we give our BFF fresh water by replacing half of their water with new bottled water. I thought this was going to be hard because the fish are so small but it really was very easy. We currently have 8 BFF that we can count some of them bigger and some of them smaller. I’ve tried to take some photos for you here but my camera is really not good for these times of pictures.
Despite the constant need to hatch new brine shrimp, as we feed them 3 droppers full both morning and night, this has been a great learning experience for children and they seem very excited at the prospect of fish they have grown themselves. My oldest son is always asking if I have fed the fish because he enjoys being part of the process.
You can’t transfer the fish into an aquarium until they are at least 2 inches long. Their size does not bode will for them in a filtered aquarium at this time. However we already have their new home waiting in the wings for when they get to a nice healthy size. They really seem to have just recently starting growing quite quickly.
Update 2012: I felt the need to update this review with the rest of our experience. I eventually ran out of food and was told I could purchase brine from the pet store, however what I purchased seemed to just muddy up the water more then anything else. Eventually the tiny fish became much to much to take care of and we lost them all before they grew to any considerable length. My honest opinion about this product is it takes a lot of time and dedication to get this fish to a large sustainable size to be considered a pet fish
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