Saturday, June 16, 2007

News from the Aquarium

Life thrives in my fishtank. I'm not quite sure why - I admit to not being the most conscientious cleaner - but something must be right because the whole deal is getting somewhat out of hand.

First there were the babies, and they turned out to be rather fascinating. They were just specks at first, and now they have grown into actual miniature fish. I know I didn't have much to do with their success, but I have some sort of feeling of pride in their healthy growth.

Then, one day, there was a tiny little snail in the corner of the tank. I have no idea how it got there. And then there was another. And another. And soon there were 20, and now I just have no idea how many miniature snails are residing in my aquarium!

I think it is ok, because they keep the algae away - if life grows, it makes sense that it has a purpose.

In the last few days, I have made the distinction of which of my fish are the females.

They are the ones that get very fat and then have the babies.

Two more tiny little ones have appeared, and, I can only assume, more are on the way.

Oh dear.

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At June 16, 2007 at 1:56 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

i had a goldfish who lived to be ten, its name was Sweetlips.


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