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?
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