Some people don't understand the attraction of keeping fish. "They're boring," they say. "They don't do anything." But fish are incredibly relaxing to watch. Sometimes, my mum would put on a CD and I swear my fish were moving in time to the music! I'm planning to bring my aquarium up here and convince Duncan I need to get more fishes.
Monday, December 14, 2009
The End of the Fish Dynasty
Last night, my dad told me over the phone that my much loved and sole surviving goldfish, Aquarius, had passed away. I'm not quite sure if he considered this happy or sad news since he has been caring for my fishes ever since I moved to Perth in February 2001. To some, it may only be a fish but, for me, it is quite sad. I first got Aquarius and George (who died two years ago) in January 2000, just before I started Year 12. Yes, Aquarius was almost 10 years old when she departed this life. Coupled with George who was seven, and Maud, who I had from 1998-2006, I really did have an outstanding dynasty of fishes. All of the fishes I had before them passed away after relatively short lifespans but my three fantail goldfish proved to be very hardy.