Roy and Ronald
|Roy - Photography by Joluise|
As I mentioned in my last post, we are now proud owners of fish . . . . not really by choose, inherited when our son moved out of home. We never planned to keep them, then my DH had the bright idea "why don't we keep them, they are very nice fish, very friendly" . . . and as the saying goes "the rest in history"
However when our son left, he left us with 5 fish (all large fish, not those little tiny things).
And now we are down to 2 fish.
The first 2 died from unknown causes . . . we don't think it was our fault. That is what we tell ourselves. It makes us feel much better and we can sleep at night.
But the last death is all very tragic. On Friday night DH fed his 3 fish and all seemed well in the fish tank, quite harmonise. However when I went and opened the blinds on Saturday morning (no, the tank doesn't have blinds, the room does!!) I noticed only 2 fish in the tank (Roy - a Green Heros Severus) and Ronald (Salmon-tailed catfish).
Where was the 3rd fish?
I looked everywhere, but there is only so many places a fish can hide in a tank filled with water. And the one thing he couldn't do was climb out and go for a walk.
I looked, my husband looked and our almost 21 year old looked.
The fish had gone.
The only conclusion we could all reach was that Ronald the catfish had eaten it during the night.
Roy did looked worried and he had every reason to.
The question on Roy's mind was "When was he going to be eaten".
Since that tragic moment, Roy has been keeping a very close eye on Ronald. He is most certainly watching his back.
Ronald on the other hand, looks very content . . . FAT.
I don't think we are very good parents at all . . . perhaps we should stick with cats and dogs. At least they are much cheaper to keep and far less likely to "just die" or eat each other.
I will keep you posted.
|Tank full of water and all the white sand along with the heater and pump. We still need to add some more greenery (silk, not real as the fish eat the real stuff!) and in a few days the fish can be added.|