西營盤歷史文化徑/ 熱帶魚水族
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第三站/ 熱帶魚水族

Third Station/ Tropical Fish Aquarium

開業歷史:1960年代

業務:水族用品

地址:第二街107號地下

熱帶魚水族曾是西邊街「學生街」的金魚牌檔,二十多年前搬進轉角的第二街舖位,在2003年因老闆退休而轉手予熟客陳先生,老字號驟眼走過了五十多個年頭。色彩斑斕的金魚缸,盛載著不同品種、大小不一的觀賞魚,還售有魚缸、造景山橋與各式魚藥水。店內更提供「烏龜酒店服務」,方便街坊出埠時用;陳先生有時亦會受託到上環的南北行,打理象徵風水和催財的特大金魚缸。

昔日生活貧乏,養魚是平民大眾的廉價娛樂,由西營盤到堅尼地城一帶就曾有十多間水族檔。隨著娛樂模式和寵物潮流改變,現在西營盤區內就只剩下熱帶魚水族唯一一間水族店。

 

Opened: 1960s

Business: Aquarium Fish

Address: Ground Floor, 107 Second Street

The Tropical Fish Aquarium was once a goldfish stall on Western Street (“Students’ Street”) before it moved to Second Street.  In 2003,  current owner Mr. Chan, a regular customer, took over the shop from the previous owner upon his retirement. It has been more than fifty years since the shop was first opened.  The shop sells fish of different species and sizes, aquariums, aquascape products and various kinds of medication for fish.  The shop also provides a “hotel for turtles service” for the convenience of pet owners when travelling abroad.  Sometimes, Mr. Chan is entrusted by Nam Pak Hong in Sheung Wan to take care of extra large aquariums that are symbols of Fung Shui and good fortune in Chinese culture.

Living conditions were poor in the past, and keeping fish provided cheap entertainment for ordinary people.  There used to be more than ten aquatic shops in the area from Sai Ying Pun to Kennedy Town.  Nowadays, as forms of entertainment and trends of pet-keeping change, Tropical Fish Aquarium is the only aquatic shop left in Sai Ying Pun.   

 

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