Sunday, April 15, 2007

Fishing for Humor - by Brad

Elliott has been a good big brother since Spencer was born, so we decided to treat him to a fun date night with just his parents. We went out for ice cream and then he wanted to go to the pet store. He typically only gets to look at the pets, as we are not pet people. However, this particular night, we were feeling generous and allowed Elliott to pick out a couple tropical fish to take home.

We already had a two-gallon aquarium, so all we needed were a couple fish, a few rocks, and some fish food, right? So Elliott picked out a silver tip shark fish (some kind of catfish) and a zebra danio. We soon found out that the catfish can grow over a foot (it probably won't make it that long under our care).

Anyway, to make a long story short, a couple days later we ended up buying a 10 gallon tank, more rocks, a filter (and the refills), a fish net, more rocks, and more rocks, some plants, some underwater bamboo, a couple black-striped tetra, some more underwater bamboo, and then a couple orange sword tail fish, and a couple sunset platy fish.

We had a total of 8 fish... until this morning. We are now down to 6 after one of the sword tail and one of the platy passed on. Just to ease your mind about our boys emotions... they had none. They weren't bothered one bit as I scooped the fish out of the tank and dropped them in the garbage.

You might think I am morbid, but I found some humor from a dying sword tail... and I thought I would share it with you.

FYI - the fish didn't last another 30 minutes after these acrobatics.

1 comment:

Brazenlilly said...

You are such good parents! Has Uncle Mike influenced the fish obsession? I'm sure he's got some other products he could loan ya!