Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Zippy The Fish
Approximately the length of a pencil eraser and about as thin as a pin, (he's barely visible to the naked eye) Zippy hides out under the Roman Column tank decoration. When he's hungry, he zips from one hiding place to the next looking for food, then he zips back to his favorite hide-out.
My husband and I just got a fish in the tank about a week ago, and got all new fish -- initially we chose just 9 fish -- 3 Zebras, 3 Neon Tetras and 3 Black Molly's. The intent was to make sure the tank was safe for a few inexpensive fish, then get bigger more expensive ones as we've established that it's safe to do so.
One of the Black Molly girl fish we picked out looked quite pregnant to me even at PetsMart, and within a day or two of her being in our tank, Zippy showed up.
We've had one fatality -- one of the Tetras didn't make it, the smallest one, and I have to be honest that I don't hold out much hope for Zippy because of it. But it sure is fun to try and find the Littlest Fish of All in there and see that he's made it another day!