||[Apr. 20th, 2008|01:35 pm]
Last night, David came home with Zeno dangling from one arm, and several bags from different businesses in his other hand. He sets everything down except one bag, and proudly holds it up before me. The bag contains blue water, and 6 miscellaneous fish swimming around in it. |
This is different from the time he brought the fire belly toad home, because these were random fish from a bate and tackle shop that he paid $1 for 6 fish. And he had a tiny little fish bowl to house them in.
I was upset. I didn't even know what to say!
He filled the small bowl with water, then added the rocks and the fish, and set it on the table so I could see how nice they were.
They looked crowded.
I asked, "are they going to be happy in there? Is there enough room for them? Can they get any exercise?" So, he went to target and bought a larger bowl. By the time the water was ready for the fish, 4 of them had died.
I forgot about them until I gimped past the chest they live on, and saw two gold fish swimming around.
Early on in my relationship with Bon, he gifted me with a fish tank, complete with fish. I wasn't very good about taking care of it, but the fish muddled along. I acquired some supposedly pre-treated "driftwood" pieces for the tank, and put them in. Over the course of the next week, the water turned a lovely shade of tobacco brown, presumably some kind of color-leakage from the wood.
Soon after that, a colleague of mine from Katz's came by for a smoke one afternoon. He made much of my disgusting fish tank, told me that I was slowly killing the fish, that it was an awful way to care for them. Happily, he was able to help me - he had a bunch of tanks, lots of fish - he suggested I just let him take my fish over to his tanks, where they'd live in crystal clear water and presumably enjoy long healthy lives.
He took the fish.
They were all dead within a week.
I'm thinkin' they don't really care much for change.
Yeah, you can't usually fill up a tank and then dump the fish in. Next time ya'll get fish - fill up the tank, but the bags with the fish in it in the water. After about 12-24 hours you can open the bags and let the fish in the tank. Its oftentimes the shock in temperature changes for goldfish that kills them.
I want a self cleaning tank LOL! Thats why I don't have fish right now. My fish tank would look a lot like Content was describing of hers...