Well as anyone who knows how much Haylie loves fish, sadly also knows that I have flushed more than I can count. We took a really long break from fish, until the first week of August 2008. Haylie had some money of her own so she bought a small tank and filter and a pink colored Beta Fish. We did really well with this fish (and when I say we I mean she feeds it everyday and I change the water every week).
On her birthday this year she decided that she was going to use some of her Birthday money to buy a 5 gallon aquarium and some fish. So on 2-18-09 we did however we bought 3 goldfish. Goldfish water is so hard to keep clean anyway but 3 in a 5 gallon tank.....not good.
On 02-17-09 Haylie convinced her Daddy to get a big aquarium....so thanks to Stacy and Chere' we had a huge beautiful aquarium and everything we needed to take care of these goldfish (and make it a whole lot easier on mom), but Dad decided that he also wanted some pretty tropical fish because he likes the tropical fish better than goldfish.
So we went to the pet store on 02-19-09 to get filters and carbon and came back with:
1 Golden Algae Eater
All of these supposed to be hearty HARD to kill fish good for new aquariums..
On 02-21-09 we went back and got 3 striped tetras 1 more molly and a snail.
So in case you lost count we HAD 13 fish and 1 snail living in our beautiful aquarium.
We now have 6 fish living in our aquarium..is anyone surprised that the EASY to kill 2 goldfish and 3 striped tetras along with the algae eater are still swimming....and the HARD to kill Molly's and Platys and snail are no longer with us... Of course we would do it backwards.....
But they are doing well and I think JC even enjoys them now..he loves to feed them. Sadly Haylie's Beta had lived his life span and is as of last week no longer with us. We don't think we will put anything in the 5 gallon tank we will just add to the big aquarium...but Haylie hasn't made up her mind yet....