July 28, 2005


Gnat got fish. When I was her age, I had two fish named Bert and Ernie, and I helped out by feeding them one day. Unfortunately, I fed them an entire can of fishfood on the day my father had just cleaned the aquarium. Whoops.

I've always been interested in pet fish; the husband and I registered for an aquarium when we got married and bought three fish (well, five if you count Milhouse I and Milhouse II, may they rest in peace). Then we bought a plecostomus to help keep things clean, and we noticed that when the shopkeeper scooped him up, we ended up with a snail too. Into the tank he went. A few days later, I did a doubletake when I realized there were two snails. Upon closer inspection, I found we had been visited by the snail stork thirteen times. Note to self: snails reproduce asexually.

The fish are still living with my mom, and we may inherit them back if they live another year. I'm anxious to move back to the US so we can get our aquarium back out of the box and get some more fish. The pet department is where I really find myself homesick lately. Here we have but one shelf in the PX for pet supplies; I'd give anything to go to PetSmart these days.

Posted by Sarah at July 28, 2005 07:26 AM | TrackBack

It wasn't a can of fish food; it was a huge box!!! It's a good thing you were daddy's little girl because he was not too crazy about cleaning the tank again. You were about two years old, and you came downstairs carrying the box and said, "I feed the fish." Boy, you sure did!

I can assure you I'll be a better grandmother when you have children than I have been to your fish. They kinda' thrive on neglect!


Posted by: Nancy at July 28, 2005 09:00 AM

PetSmart is great for supplies, but I'm not too sure about the quality of their fish. I'm about to lose a Dwarf Gourami I got from there no more than a couple of months ago.

Posted by: Pericles at July 30, 2005 06:55 PM