Saturday, January 15, 2005

Small Fish ... Big Pond

This is Mel ...

He works with me, (we have orchids in common).


  Mel lost his power for several days during the hurricanes and ended up loosing some of his fish in his aquariums at home. I guess this was motivation for him to get rid of his aquariums this week even though he's been taking such good care of them for years.

This is Dan ... incognito.

He works with us too.

     Mel gave both aquariums along with the surviving fish to Dan. Dan kept the tropical fish but did not want the big fat fan tail goldfish (that happens to be more white than gold) so ... I brought him home and put him outside in my pond with my goldfish. Oh, there was also a cory that Dan was not crazy about, I put him inside with my Angel's. 


      Look how small he looks in the pond with the big boys. Oh well, I hope he's happy ... what more could a goldfish ask for? He's got a few months to get smart before the fishing bird comes back this summer. With his long fanned tail and his short squatty body this fish may not be quite as quick as the rest and may be at a greater risk of becoming bird food ... I guess that's why they call it survival of the fittest :-(

     I'm posting the picture so Mel can see how happy his fish looks. I wouldn't want him going through that "I took him out to a farm where he can be happy" syndrome. You know ... that imaginary farm where so many unwanted pets end up. Any body ever have a pet that ended up on that farm?

                                *** Coy ***


candace636 said...

I know a couple who are constantly getting new puppies and when the puppies grow up to where they're not cute anymore and "hard to train"...they end up at the farm.
How do you keep your fish safe from wandering neighborhood cats?

coy1234787 said...

    Candace, birds that fish and raccoons are much more a threat than neighborhood cats. Lucky the pond is pretty big and it's deep and there are also plenty of hiding places down there. Hope he gets smart before summertime.

                                     *** Coy ***

slowmotionlife said...

Mel should be relieved that his precious fish has found such a loving home.  He looks awfully happy to ME.  LOL  :D

cneinhorn said...

I'm glad in this case, "the farm" turned out to be  a great place for Mel's fish!  

geminiwilder said...

cool!! wish we could have fish outdoors!  well, i guess we could, but when it's zero degrees, what would i do with them?  huh.  well, big fat whitey there should grow bigger, now that he has more room.  and yes, had pets that went to that farm.  

krobbie67 said...

I think we all have had that pet, except ours were the "they must have run off and found a new family" kind.

I heard that goldfish will grow as big as their surroundings allow them to. So, maybe by the time the bird fish comes around, he'll be a much heartier bugger and do just fine. :-) ---Robbie

jibaro6543 said...

Our fishes died too during the electric for 8 days and that was just during one hurricane....broke my heart......but your pond looks great with the pond has no fishes yet.....working on it!!!!!LOL

brimasta1 said...

Hey Coy, thanks for stopping by my journal. I was checking out your free puppy entry. I think the picture is actually a capture from a the "Word UP" video by Korn. lol. I'll be back here to visit!


sunnyside46 said...

that's funny... My husband & I were talking about an old next door neighbor that had a dog that they took to a farm. My daughter said, "Did they really take her to a farm or did they just tell you that?"

babyshark28 said...

yes "the imaginary farm" for my dog when I was young. :(
the fish look wonderful, it's nice for you to take some in.  and good luck to the little guy!
This would make a great disney movie, LOL! kinda like a Nemo thing. :)

ann7inflorida said...

Hopefully, Mels fish will adjust.
.....I'm sorry, but this entry & the pic of Mels fish is cracking me up. Thanks for the smile! : )

lamove04 said...

Dan looks like my kind of guy, LOL!  --Albert