With the large vat system for our fish collecting business being outside, the local keiki (kids) like to come by and look at the fish, but the "RULES" they have to abide by to do so are as follows:
- If we are not at home, GO HOME!
- If we are home, ASK if you can look at the fish!
- DON'T step on any white pipes!
- DON'T tease the fish because it's fun to watch them zoom around!
- DON'T put ANYTHING in the water!
- And especially, DON'T PUT YOUR HANDS IN THE WATER!!
Well, the vat system was pretty empty at the time with the exception of four very large Hawaiian Black Triggers, and if you have ever had a Triggerfish, you know that they will bite at anything. The bottom of the vat is dark and it is hard to see them, soooo, when the little boy stuck his hand in the water to play, he got the surprise of his life when one of them nipped at his finger. He wasn't hurt at all, but it just scared him so bad he took off running.
The lesson learned from this was a good one, because after that whenever the keiki came over to look at the fish you can hear them telling the other keiki's, "DON'T PUT YOUR HANDS IN THE WATER!!"
Debbie & Stan Hauter