My FIRST TIME UNBOXING a FISH !!! (feat. Xena, my puppy German Shepherd)

  • Published: 24 March 2019
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    ~ Beyond the Lair


    My FIRST TIME unboxing a fish!!! How exciting xD

    The fish I got is a Flower Horn cichlid. I used to keep Flower Horns back in the days, but stopped for a bit. Now I’ve decided to get another, but a higher-end type, and have it rule the tank in the Exotics’ Lair. The tank that this fish is kept in was Zeus’ (my Leopard Gecko) previous enclosure. Now Zeus is in a longer enclosure, which will be better for him.

    “Why did I unbox a fish, rather than buying one from the pet store”, you may ask?
    Pet stores here sell normal-common types and hike up prices really high. This particular one is from a reputable breeder/reseller that offers “quality” specimens that are not usually found in pet stores. Plus, it’s always better to support breeders instead of many pet store chains, considering a lot of them don’t properly care for their animals.

    ** This video was made purely for educational and entertainment purposes only.

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    Aakash Ghandi - Borderless

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    Mia Rollinson, Shoshannah Scheidegger, Guillaume Rouyer.
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Comments • 4 918

  • Exotics Lair
    Exotics Lair   8 months back

    Decorations/substrate will do more harm to a Flowerhorn than good.
    They are also a predatory fish, so if I get him a "friend", he'll eat his friend :D

    • Wolf Hazel
      Wolf Hazel  1 weeks back

      Maybe a floating hard ball for the fish to push around for entertainment and train him to do certain things?

    • Joeboiyoi
      Joeboiyoi  2 weeks back

      You say that like it’s a good thing

    • damboy
      damboy  2 weeks back

      Buy a arowana fish it is beautiful

    • Eli Ommen
      Eli Ommen  4 weeks back

      OwenWilson is awsome

    • Punka3 Gaming
      Punka3 Gaming  4 weeks back

      why not get him a female Flowerhorn

  • Tanny G
    Tanny G  12 hours back

    7:15 just looks like he keeps say wow

    • opalescent jelly
      opalescent jelly  14 hours back

      I feel so bad for the fish being tossed in the mail🥺😭imagine how scared in that dark box

      • cristl c
        cristl c  23 hours back

        I have that exact same tiger
        Thats actually why i clicked on
        This video💜💙❤🐯🐅

        • MONKEY TV
          MONKEY TV  2 days back

          My birth day is on 21 February

          • Demon Wolvepack
            Demon Wolvepack  3 days back

            You have a German Shepherd puppy too?!?! 🐕🐕

            • Audrey Woods
              Audrey Woods  3 days back

              I feel bad for the fish being send in a package :')

              • Vivienne Tiffany
                Vivienne Tiffany  3 days back

                they put black it helps the fish from stress

                • Scarlet De Vries
                  Scarlet De Vries  4 days back

                  Not very eco freindly

                  • brxndm Khun
                    brxndm Khun  4 days back

                    I hate ur friends and they hate me too

                    • Xena Daux
                      Xena Daux  4 days back


                      • Whats Up
                        Whats Up  4 days back

                        dont feed the industrie who send aniumals by post man, you have a bbig channel and someone with this "love" of animals should know that sending animals by post is cruel.....

                        • Microwaved Cheetos
                          Microwaved Cheetos  5 days back

                          you could have just poured the bag water in ,hes the only fish in there so there was really no problem

                          • Microwaved Cheetos
                            Microwaved Cheetos  3 days back

                            @Nikaya LittleTiger I meant he didn't had to dangerously pour the bag water in the toilet with the fish ,there was no threat of desease contamination

                          • Nikaya LittleTiger
                            Nikaya LittleTiger  3 days back

                            It was to let the fish get used to the enviroment

                        • scar gamer
                          scar gamer  5 days back

                          Your fish is beautiful

                          • Jeanette Mcghee
                            Jeanette Mcghee  6 days back

                            It's sensitive to light that's why

                            • Dreadbear
                              Dreadbear  6 days back

                              Wow German shepherds are neat but expensive

                              • TurkeyBoy55
                                TurkeyBoy55  6 days back

                                I love it when people say chichlid lol 😂😂😂

                                • X UnL3asHed
                                  X UnL3asHed  1 weeks back

                                  My favourite breed of dog is a German shepered they are sooo cute

                                  • Lps Clover
                                    Lps Clover  1 weeks back

                                    Why isn’t there any sand or rocks or plants? I mean won’t it like some colour and it can hideee? I mean.... what????

                                    • Lps Clover
                                      Lps Clover  4 days back

                                      O sorry I didn’t know that 😅 Bec I have fish of my own and it’s like a jungle in there tank

                                    • Lps_waterfall Flow like the wind
                                      Lps_waterfall Flow like the wind  4 days back

                                      Flower horn tend to eat the pebbles and fake plants so better not to add any!

                                  • Chad Stoltenberg
                                    Chad Stoltenberg  1 weeks back

                                    I think that is the fish

                                    • William Lai
                                      William Lai  1 weeks back

                                      Are you Malaysian??

                                      • K4ktus
                                        K4ktus  1 weeks back

                                        can u pls decorate the tank

                                        • Thin Locker
                                          Thin Locker  1 weeks back

                                          WHAT AN AWFUL KIND OF SHITHOLE TOILET

                                          • Elinbjork Elinbjork
                                            Elinbjork Elinbjork  1 weeks back

                                            You need to give that fish some decorations and friends, how would you feel if you only lived in a white room.. 🙅‍♀️🙅‍♀️🐠

                                            • Egregious Feline
                                              Egregious Feline  2 days back

                                              @Arthi Singh Flowerhorns need substrate- no excuses. Yes, they are messy, yes they'd move things around, but that offers mental stimulation for the flowerhorn so that, suprise suprise, they don't die or get ill from stress. If you are worried about the tank being dirty, then get a bigger tank. Even out a thin layer of subtrate should do the trick. They will not hurt themselves with it. A driftwood, a huge hide, and some aquatic plants would make great additions. Would they ruin the plants? Most probably. But if you cannot give the animal a naturalistic home then why bother getting one anyways? Just because flowerhorns are man-made doesn't mean they have lost their instincts as a fish. They get stressed when they have nowhere to hide, and for a fish, flowerhorns are rather intelligent.

                                            • Arthi Singh
                                              Arthi Singh  6 days back

                                              Lol why do people comment as if they know everything. Do some reading on flowerhorns

                                            • Heinrich Himmler
                                              Heinrich Himmler  1 weeks back

                                              Oh honey, do your research please

                                          • Herk Ñ
                                            Herk Ñ  1 weeks back

                                            The black tape is to keep the fish from seeing its reflection. A flowerhorn can get sick and die from seeing its reflection.

                                            • savage wolf
                                              savage wolf  2 weeks back

                                              I have two fish Bluemoon and Red dragon :3

                                              • Jenni Martin
                                                Jenni Martin  2 weeks back

                                                You got a good job Lol😸😸😸😸😸😺😺😺😺😺

                                                • Aaron Bailey
                                                  Aaron Bailey  2 weeks back

                                                  Do a video of your puppy plsssssssss

                                                  • CpLMT LSD
                                                    CpLMT LSD  2 weeks back

                                                    Do face reavel

                                                    • Phil Jake Queza
                                                      Phil Jake Queza  2 weeks back

                                                      Everyone in the comments exept for me is
                                                      TAKE THE

                                                      • Sooren Zadoreian
                                                        Sooren Zadoreian  2 weeks back

                                                        Omg the bathrooms r u Persian

                                                        • Handsome One
                                                          Handsome One  2 weeks back

                                                          That's 5 inches+ from head to tale!

                                                          • 【608】
                                                            【608】  2 weeks back

                                                            The black wrapping is to keep the fish calm.

                                                            • Midnight Austin
                                                              Midnight Austin  2 weeks back

                                                              i can tell either this guy is from singapore or malaysia, his accent so doggy shite

                                                            • ToxicGreenBix
                                                              ToxicGreenBix  2 weeks back

                                                              I have that fish!

                                                              • Arianna WHITE
                                                                Arianna WHITE  2 weeks back

                                                                Hi I just got an account and I watch u all the time so now I can comment and subscribe!

                                                                • kenakari
                                                                  kenakari  2 weeks back

                                                                  qwq wait you can’t just say “ oh just put him in the tank “

                                                                  me: sees the tank empty

                                                                  other me: WTFFFFFF, ATLEAST PUT SOME SAND OR ATLEAST SEA PLANTS IN IT!

                                                                  • Yoona Lee
                                                                    Yoona Lee  2 weeks back

                                                                    That's a lot of plastic.. 😓😓😓

                                                                    • Niteesh Tapre
                                                                      Niteesh Tapre  2 weeks back

                                                                      u live in india?

                                                                      • Mae Borowski
                                                                        Mae Borowski  2 weeks back

                                                                        *Fish in a Bag*

                                                                        • CRJ Godly
                                                                          CRJ Godly  2 weeks back

                                                                          I have a German Sheppard puppy named Xena too

                                                                          • Manito Bolacha
                                                                            Manito Bolacha  2 weeks back

                                                                            How to get a zoo in house :)))))) (but the Channel is good anyway)

                                                                            • 101Avocado
                                                                              101Avocado  2 weeks back


                                                                              • stevanie angella
                                                                                stevanie angella  2 weeks back

                                                                                Iwak louhan to iki?

                                                                                • damboy
                                                                                  damboy  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Buy a arowana fish it is very nice

                                                                                  • Venus Regala
                                                                                    Venus Regala  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Is that a tabo tabo?

                                                                                    • Karina Gomez
                                                                                      Karina Gomez  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Lol he will eat his friend

                                                                                      • Amazook
                                                                                        Amazook  2 weeks back

                                                                                        That fish is lucky its in a big tank, most fish have such small bowls or tanks which causes them to die quickly