Friday, February 4, 2005

BOTTLE CAP... and Serial aquarium killer strikes again!

We finally sent the bottle cap off to claim Gabe's Play Station.  We stopped at 7-11 to get gas and Dickidoo decided to clean out the truck.  Go ahead, guess what he almost threw into the trash!  But its safely in the mail now, certified, padded, boxed and postage paid equal to the cost of 12 bottles of Coke.  I wrote to Gabe and told him to inspect the system when his dad delivers it to make sure that his dad didn't slip the old system in by accident.

 

There was another murder last night.  I came home and the two Kribs were in solitary confinement, but in the larger tank.  The body of the newest guppy had already been taken to the Flush-atorium.  Horrified at the sight of the poor fish sequestered in baggies at the top of the tank I made the children free them.  All I wanted was a friend for poor little Henry, the gold fish, who is now the prime suspect de jour being as he was present at every one of the deaths... to include poor little Bob!  I don't think I can take another death, followed by a heart-broken child.  Becca, who has lost 2 guppies, has been so tramatized that she has vowed not to eat fish for an entire year.  From now on the only pets these kids will have will be pet rocks!  You don't have to feed or water them, you don't have to clean up after them, and best of all, they don't die!

11 comments:

schnozbeary said...

Somehow, i suspected the goldfish all along. It's the quiet ones ya gotta watch out for! I'm loving this murder mystery!!! Penny http://journals.aol.com/schnozbeary/FreshCupMoveDown

cutebutpsycho028 said...

Ah ha! See, I'm not surprised seeing as how MY goldfish has violent tendencies! Must run in the species.
~Erika~

glopsblink said...

Hey, I don't know if they're being eatten by a fish in there, but you really shouldn't keep goldfish with other fish, since they are very dirty fish and will destroy a whole tank of fish. Try removing the goldy and see if that works.

Otherwise, I don't know what to tell you. :(

Blessings.

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plittle said...

Somehow I missed that you had a goldfish. They really are incompatible with the others you have in there. First off, they are freshwater carp, and are more comfortable at much lower temperatures than the other tropical fish you have in there. Secondly, as someone else alluded to, their maintenance requirements are different. You should put the goldfish in the smaller tank (as long as it is at least 10 gallons) with no heater, and make sure you do frequent water changes. Put all of the tropical fish together in the other aquarium.
-Paul

csandhollow said...

Somehow I missed that u had a goldfish. They are killers! Gold fish and tropical fish do not mix well. They are real dirty too.

swmpgrly said...

LMAO  my sympathy goes out to you and yours.

ladydriversammie said...

Dang it's like a blood bath in your tank!  I hope you pin down the killer soon.

Sammie  :)

paintsaqha said...

I am sorry to hear that your goldfish has become a serial murderer!  It's just so sad when a good fish like that suddenly becomes a terror!!!  lol.. Hope everything gets worked out..

Take Care,

Sheryl
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g1itterkat said...

this entry made me giggle, the thought of a serial murderer fish!!
Jay xx hope you catch him soon!!
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jcole16757 said...

That is so cool on winning the PS2.  The fish situation is pretty hairy!

mzgoochi said...

I've learned not to keep anything other than goldfish, in a tank with other goldfish. They are killers and will eat the other fish. I don't care what anyone says, everyone I've had would kill another fish put in the same tank with them. Plus, I think they are the nastiest fish. Also, when buying fish, ask if the fish you are buying are aggressive towards other fish.