Fish Love IV

Mum and I went to the pet store this morning with the sole purpose of getting some treats for Bert and Ernie. Except… oh, I just had to. I couldn’t resist you see. Steve and I have been thinking about expanding our family ever since we got them a bigger home… and there they were, with their big eyes and cute little faces… seducing me with their little fins… see how adorable they are and tell me you could have resisted.

This is Seagate. He’s a black and gold goldfish, and was living in the shubunkin tank by accident:

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This is Maxtor. He’s a very sexy gold colour and has spent the entire afternoon chasing Bert and Ernie around (as you can see):

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I also got them some treats – daphnia in jelly (yum yum), which they all ate loads of and have been hyperactive ever since.

On a more serious note, I’m a little worried about Seagate. As the only goldfish, he seems a bit more delicate than the others, and when we first bought Bert and Ernie, we also got two tiny goldfish who promptly died on us. We’ll just have to see how he fares over the next few days.

Bert is still expanding at a frightening rate. He’s been in the new tank 2 weeks and I think he’s already grown by another third. At this rate we’ll need a 50 gallon aquarium inside of 18 months.

4 thoughts on “Fish Love IV”

  1. Oh – I should have explained that in the post! Bert and Ernie are after the muppet show characters, as you probably know. Seagate and Maxtor however, are named after disk drive manufacturers (Steve and I both work in the storage industry – virtual, not physical). The other one we quite liked was Western Digital, but calling a fish Western Digital seemed a little excessive – we’ll probably save that for if we ever buy a greyhound 😉

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