Sunday, August 21, 2005

In Memory


The second of the original batch of fish I got at Christmas time died today. It was the male of the silver lyretail mollies I had. He was one of my favorites but was never one of the healthiest fish in the tank. I am bummed...I will have to find someone new for the female to hang out with soon.

7 comments:

Ian said...

Poor Fishie.

Mishka said...

Yeah, I always feel horrible but I have been told that even in perfect conditions, aquarium fish don't live long...too bad really, because I tend to get attached to things like that.

P'nut said...

Oh! So sorry to hear about your fish. I love silver lyretails and once had a full tank of just them and all the babies they had. Every pregnancy was exciting (and if you know mollies, you know there are a lot of them!). It was difficult to keep them, though, because they are sorta finicky about their conditions. People often mistake them for 'easy' fish but I had to do a lot of reading to ensure they were healthy and had optimum water quality for them and their young to survive. I finally gave up on them about 2 years ago because it was too much work. But I miss coming home from work every day to see itty-bitty new babies.

Mishka said...

They are the friendliest of my fish...they just love to see me (it's not the food really) and they always wiggle near the tank wall when I put my face up near...kind of look like they are smiling.

They have been pretty easy so far, just keep the water a bit salty for them, but my fish expert says that most tank fish only live about a year, and who knows how long this guy was at the store before I got him.

Mine are in a tank with some wagtails platys, and many tetras so I have never seen any babies (figure they are getting eaten most likely).

Mind Sprite said...

I'm sorry to hear about your fish. They can be such great pets. We had a fan tailed fish named Lucy for several years. My sister watched her while we moved to another state and she missed us so much, she lost all her coloring and refused to eat. Within 20 minutes of picking her up and talking to her, her spots were back and she was swimming around so happily. Gosh, I miss that fish!

Mishka said...

Yeah, mine do that too, when they are not happy, their coloring seems to change some...weird.

P'nut said...

I had about 6 adults (two males) in my tank so I made sure I had enough vegetation along the bottom of the tank for the babies to hide in. And I made sure the adults were fed well!