Saturday, June 16, 2012

"No, Sweetie, Fish Can NOT Breathe Air OMG We Have MORE BABY FISH!"

I was engaged in making a seafood pasta salad for the memorial service/BBQ tomorrow for a dear neighbor. All of a sudden, the little guy said "Look Mommy! I caught a fish!" Luckily, I looked over at him because he was standing in the middle of the floor with the fish STILL IN HIS HANDS. I yelled at him to put the fish back in the aquarium and scared him - but he complied quickly. As I raced over to see if the fish was still alive, I explained that fish can't breathe unless they're under water. I told him that fish who aren't under water will drown because they can't breathe air. He was kneeling on his shoe bench and had his face buried in the cushion. As I was looking in the aquarium to watch the fish to make sure she would survive I noticed them ...

BRAND NEW BABY FISH. SomeGuppy SPAWNED since last night. Now I'll have to dump the filter housing to check for live babies in there just to make sure we don't commit fishicide. *sigh* Luckily, not all of the fry from the last couple of spawning "made it" since they are not swimming around the tank. SomeFishie ate them ... which is what big fish do. I can't say that I'm terribly upset at the reduction in spawn swimming around our aquarium - in fact, I'm rather relieved that I don't have to make a trek out to Winchester any time soon. But all we needed was MORE fish.

Is it possible to SPAY fancy guppies?

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