Rainy Day Distractions

As I mentioned before, a cold front moved in, bringing with it gusting winds, brisk (to us) temperatures in the 60s, and lots of rain. Lucky for us, just around the corner is a two story, 24-hour pet store! All the free rainy day entertainment you might want, close to home and under one roof!

Does your local Petco have a moray eel and a zebra shark in the front window? I didn't think so.

Does your local Petco have a moray eel and a zebra shark in the front window? I didn’t think so.

It turns out this place is pretty amazing for fish lovers.

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Row after row of aquariums

There were fancy goldfish with their brains on the outside:

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And regular goldfish with their brains on the inside:

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There were even more exotic things that I’ve never seen for sale in a regular fish store before (I feel like I’ve been in a lot of fish stores.  More than the average person at least. I’m a sucker for easy kid entertainment.), like stingrays and jellyfish.

When Hugo is older and can take care of a tank himself, maybe we'll get one of these gorgeous discus fish

When Hugo is older and can take care of a tank himself, maybe we’ll get one of these gorgeous discus fish

Hopefully it clears up soon and we can head back outside.

In the meantime, we’ll make do with tapping on the shark tank.

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The weirdest thing about these black tip reef sharks is they didn’t have any teeth. How do you go about removing a shark’s teeth? Is that normal practice for shark-keepers? What do you feed a toothless shark? So many unanswered questions…

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2 thoughts on “Rainy Day Distractions

  1. We’re here in Taichung for a few days, and it’s raining for us, too! Where is this pet store? Our kids would so appreciate it! Thank you!

    • Here’s the address: 408, Taiwan, Taichung City, Nantun District, Section 1, Wenxin Rd, 372號

      It’s a couple of blocks north of Wenxin Forest Park.

      The Natural Science Museum and the children’s section of the Museum of Fine Arts are great on rainy days, too. Thanks for reading!

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