Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Y-Factor and A Call-Up.

Disclaimer: Not being of the medical fraternity, and not good in knowledge about biology, except, birds and bees, I asked a Doctor friend to refresh my knowledge on the XY Chromosomes. Having been refreshed, I now can write with confidence on a matter relating to, unless she's pulling a fast one on me. Hmm...

Earlier this morning when I wanted to feed the fishes, I noticed several lifeless fish in the water. On a closer inspection which I was forced to use a small net, I found, much to my sadness, all 6 male Swordtails I recently bought are dead! I had at first thought this is due to territorial fighting, but then again, previously there were no such incidents. Further, the female Swordtails are not killed! Then it occurred to me that it must be the Y Factor or Male Dominance...but in a fish tank? Hmm...I am yet able to identify the culprit in this matter, but several suspects have already been lined up, one of which is a fast growing guppy-molly crossbreed. And he must be hiding something as of late he's been very elusive. But I can't spent much time to dwell on the matter as earlier this evening, I received a Call-up.

Ok, granted I am not in the military or para-military. The call-up I received is from webtv8. Wak Kasiran, my usual cameraman-partner, is planning a street interview tomorrow and needs my assistance in doing so. Heck, I don't mind and in fact do love street interviews! Anyway, since 10-11, I have been on a long medical leave from them. Its time to see if I can be certified fit for duty, especially with the upcoming GMI Protest scheduled for January 5. If I can leg (literally) this one out, then I might be able to make the GMI Protest later. Wish me luck guys.


tokasid said...

Salam Shah:

6 swordtails dead?
Adus...I saw one of mine dead this morning while peeping into the pasu teratai(I kept the swordtails in that pasu-cum-teratai pond.). There are 4 more plus 2 baby swordtails( born and breed in that pasu)

I was told by a vet, guppies are the same type like ikan sembilai. And they are aggresive(brutal too). I used to have 20 guppies which I kept in a small aquarium in my office. With them I kept 2 other blue sepat. These guppies they attacke the sepats.

Hope your leg will be better to accompany Wak. Good luck and you take care.

cakapaje said...

Wa'alaikumusalam Doc,

Guppies attack sepats? Alamak! And I thought they were harmless. Hmm...

Masih ada bengkak lagi, but as they say, duty calls :) Thanks Doc.

Mior Azhar said...

Salam Shah;
Maybe the swordtails ni went on a street demonstrations and was sprayed with water cannon by their own polis lori merah. Maybe. Who knows... they also want a Bersih environment.

And your kaki still bengkak? That must be real bad to begin with , right?
Anyway, Happy New Year, bro! Loceng Perkahwinan perhaps in 2008?

Kata Tak Nak said...

Hey, you should get the leg looked up by a doc la. Its been quite sometime and its still not okay? No, not from an ENT or Gynae but a true specialist like an ophthalmologist or paediatrician best a chemist.

cakapaje said...

Salam Pak Mior,

Salam Tahun 2008! Tapi, takdak loceng le...cuma harapkan ada inai je le lol! Maaf, saya gurau ye :) Thanks for the do'a.

cakapaje said...

Salam Cikgu,

Ada. Nanti ceritkan kat blog ye :)

Bangkai said...


Your fishes keep dying, don't they?

Have you considered another hobby?

cakapaje said...

Salam MB,

Yo bro! I was thinking taxidermy; can I practice on you? :)