MARAQUA - Have you ever seen this strange creature in the sea depths and started
running for your life in fear? There is no reason to be afraid since it’s only
the Ghoti – a joyful, kind and friendly Petpet, often mistaken for the underwater
monster who lives in the ruins of Maraqua. Be sure – Ghotis are harmless, but
unfortunately they are very lonely and often homeless because many pets fear them
(oh, this is not due to some true information but mere rumours stating that Ghotis
are scary and dangerous – no such thing, believe me!). After reading this article
you are sure to browse in the local Petpet shops, looking for this mysterious,
delicate creature. Or maybe you will find one while searching the depths of the
ocean (if you do not fear the monster, that is)?
Perhaps the first thing you should do is to look at the Petpet’s name, as I'm
absolutely sure that you do not know how to pronounce it. Just concentrate and
- 'gh' from 'enough'
- 'o' from 'women'
- 'ti' from 'information' and...
Yes! 'Ghoti' has the same pronunciation as 'fish', because as a matter of fact
Ghoti is a kind of fish. It lives in the depths of Maraqua and flies in the
water almost like a bird in the air - with its body imitating the wings, it
moves quickly and with grace. The most interesting fact about its appearance
is perhaps the beautiful navy-blue eyes that shine during the night. Many times
young inhabitants of Maraqua have mistaken the Petpet's eyes for falling stars
and indeed, when a shoal of Ghoti appears above your head in the night, you
will sure think you have a sky of stars above you.
How to take care of this amazing Petpet? Well, there are certainly a few things
you need to know. The most important one is that Ghotis are like Kadoaties -
they need a lot of freedom and like to disappear for a few days to wander through
the unknown depths of the ocean. Nevertheless, you should not worry as you can
be sure that your Ghoti will be back – they are one of the most loving, caring
and sensitive Petpets in whole Neopia! If your Pet is lonely and needs a real
friend, Ghoti is the best answer to the problem.
What do Ghotis eat? Well, they feed on underwater plants that your Pet is most
likely to find during fishing at the Underwater Tavern. The most desired ‘snacks’
are: the Giant Brown Kelp, Magic Crystalline Kelp, Darigan Seaweed, Prismatic
Sea Fern, Shimmery Seagrass and Void Plant which contains Vitamin C and may
also help with weight loss and controlling cholesterol, as it does not have
any cholesterol at all. Also quite popular are Spongy Algaes which are consumed
fresh, canned, as juice, and occasionally dried. The juice can also be used
in jellies and jams, usually in combination with some underwater fruit or berries.
Have you ever seen the inhabitants of Maraqua looking for Spongy Algaes and
underwater berries, you can be sure that they were going to prepare a delicious
jam for their Ghoti.
Ghoti is a very playful creature; therefore it is thoroughly sad that there
are no Ghoti-themed Petpet supplies to meet its needs. However, if you happen
to find a sandcastle set (currently the most popular are the Green Sandcastle
Set, Purple JubJub Sandcastle Set and Yellow Sandcastle Set), your Ghoti will
be overjoyed! It is also rumoured that Ghotis like Mystery Island themed toys
such as the Island Slorg Usuki Set or Squeezy Tombola Guy Toy, the latter being
quite expensive, though. If you’re looking for something cheaper the Hula Girl
Usuki, Fun in the Sun Usuki or Tombola Keyring will be sufficient as well. You
should know however that Ghotis are very good at games (and are often the winners
of Petpet gaming competitions!). They can easily teach you how to play Bilge
Dice if only you get them a Bilge Dice Game Table. Monty, Grimtooth and Deadeye
will never beat you again in their game if you play it with your little fishy
When buying a Ghoti, don’t forget about a Petpet food bowl. The most fashionable
one is currently the Disco Petpet Bowl available for you at the Petpet Supplies
for only 1158 NP- you can really brighten up feeding time with this fun little
bowl. If you do not like it, however, or find it too eccentric, try the Green
Starry Food Bowl. It looks very nice in a Neohome with green or yellow wallpaper
and a blue carpet.
As for grooming, Ghotis are not very demanding. You don’t even have to buy
them a hair brush as they have no hair at all. They will be very grateful, however,
if you buy them a soap and one thing you should know is that the Bubbly Goldy
Soap is their favourite. If you cannot afford this one, try the Pea Soap – after
using it, your Ghoti will be super clean and a little green and pea scented
– or the Peophin Fragrant Soap made from the finest fragrances Neopia has to
Ghotis are very tolerant, easy-going and sociable so if you have other Petpets
at home, a Ghoti will make a perfect company for them, so do not worry. They
especially demonstrate friendly behaviour towards Leebles, Primellas and Bowlas
(yes, you are correct: all of them are Maraquan Petpets) with whom they swim
in the sea, playing with the Yellow Kiko Flying Disc. It is rumoured that Ghotis
like to sing, so if you're lucky enough you may sometimes see a choir of Leeble,
Primella, Bowla and Ghoti singing together the famous songs of Neopia (which
you may of course find in ‘Basic Spelling Songs’ or ‘Shoyru Songs’ – you will
get them in the Magical Bookshop in Neopia Central).
So what are you waiting for? Take your Pets to the nearest Petpet shop and
get them a Ghoti – this friendly and outgoing creature will make them see the
world in brighter colours!