A couple of weeks ago I reported that having been given a fish tank by my children I acquired some fish. One has a red blob on his head, rather like a beret worn at a jaunty angle and because he looked so much like Dr Bunsen Honeydew’s assistant Beaker, that was what he was called. The other, dark and mysterious with a black or is it purple or does it have flashes of gold colouring, is Prospero.
I was advised to get snails to help keep the sides of the tank clean so Boris and Bushfoot duly arrived. Beaker and Prospero aren’t the cleanest of creatures so I decided the two B’s needed help and a pair of zebra snails arrived. It seems their names are Zebulon and Zorro. When Zebulon were carefully discharged into the tank, out of their bag swum a small fish with a forked tail… a stowaway!
We returned to the fish shop and explained about the stowaway, it was suggested that he was a swarming fish and needed some companions – two would do, so we got two small brothers for Isaac as the stowaway was called. Sadly Isaac seems to have vanished… whether he was eaten, whether he got sucked into the water filter or whether he departed as mysteriously as he came we will never know.
This now left the swarming fish as just a pair and we had been told they would be happier with more of them… so now they have three more brothers – or maybe sisters it’s impossible to tell when they are so tiny, and two loaches – they were so comical and attractive we couldn’t resist them.
I think my fish family is complete.