Sunday, February 25, 2007

The Magnificent Seven



Thanks to a kind neighbor who is giving away fish, water, and expertise, we got a "quick start" on phase 2 of minibean's Christmas present. Phase One was purchasing the tank and some basic aquarium equipment. Phase 2 was going to be buying fish at a pet store owned by my old boss, but circumstances changed that. Our neighbor, Elon, has a whopping 110 gallon fish tank, but he is getting out of the fish scene for a while. So he brought us a good batch of water and seven fish from his tank. Minibean took it upon herself to name the little fish as follows:

1 algae eating sucker fish named Sharkey
2 scarlet headed tetra-like fished named Hikaru and Karu
3 tiger stripey fish named Lion, Tiger, and Bear
1 big ole Angel fish named Genghis Khan

Welcome to our house, little fishies. Watch out for a cat named Jeebus (who likes hunting squirrels and birds much more anyway).

13 comments:

Seymour said...

Ahhhh, fish. The pets you can eat, without feeling too guilty or getting arrested.

If you really want to expand Summer's world, I have a certain 10ft Python who'd love a vaction at Casa de Limbaugh.

The first rabbit is free.

The Moody Minstrel said...

So...you decided to get some fish, and a neighbor just happened to decide to give some of hers away, eh? Convenient. In fact, it's a little too convenient.

Hmm...

Maybe someone needs to take a closer look at that electronic equipment Don has been installing...

But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy your new fish tank. It does add a bit more life to one's house (literally as well as figuratively).

Dean Wormer said...

What, no treasure chest? No sunken pirate ship? No spongebob pineapple house?

What kind of fish tank owner are you?

It looks so damn natural.

ladybug said...

Maybe we can get a fish cam goin' on. So folks can have a calming view at any time of the day or night.

Kinda like the "Burning Log" video which is famous back East to play during Thanksgiving/Xmas.

Set your TV to RELAX!

Pa've said...

Fishy Fishy Fishy...

Now how did the rest of that Montey Python sketch go?

Seymour, you still have the python? He must be huge by now. Does he still turn lights on and off and open doors?

Swinebread said...

Great news and great names! My SO will like the Japanese names. I bet they're from Manga right?

Pandabonium said...

Congrats to minibean on scoring those fish. Great names.

The fish and cat remind of this old joke -

Little Tim was in the garden filling in a hole when his
neighbor peered over the fence. Interested in what the
cheeky-faced youngster was up to, he politely asked, "Whatcha
doing, Tim?"

"My goldfish died," replied the boy tearfully, without looking
up. "And I've just buried him."

The neighbor was concerned. "That's an awfully big hole for a
goldfish, isn't it?"

Tim patted down the last heap of earth then replied, "That's
because he's inside your cat."

Don Snabulus said...

The next day the neighbor was digging a 5 foot by 3 foot hole about three feet deep.

A policeman pulled up near the neighbor and asked, "Why are you digging such a big hole?"

The neighbor replied, "Burying some pipe."

The policeman drove away.

Rest in Peace, Timmy.

Seymour said...

Yes Pa've, the Snake is still alive. I'm not sure if its a 'he' or not. Duncan was convinced she's a 'she'.

She's gotten pretty large. And with the help of a very intelligent bunny, she's managed to escape a couple of times. But never got very far. In fact, she's very content just to trash her pen.

I'm going to have to put in another light source since she just destroyed shop light #3.

Bad snake!

DewKid said...

Watch out for that angel fish. The last time I had an angel fish (aptly named Ninja), it slaughtered all the rest of the fish in the tank, and took over. It killed the smaller fish by grabbing their tail fin in his mouth, and shaking them until their heads popped off (I'm serious). The bigger fish, he killed by ramming their gills until they suffocated and died. Ninja grew to a size where his lower fins dragged across the gravel, and his upper fin skimmed the surface of the water. This was a 15 gallon tank, so that made him about 12 inches tall.

When I would walk around the room, Ninja would "follow" me in his tank. I always felt that he was thinking that he should kill me too, if only he could find a way. Creepy.

Pandabonium said...

That angel fish wasn't on Mountain Dew, was it?

Seymour said...

DK, did you buy that angelfish from that pet store built on the Old Indian Burial Ground?

Don Snabulus said...

Genghis Khan follows us around too. So far the other little dudes are doing okay.