I’ve kept tropical fish for a number of years now. One of my favourite things to do is watch them whilst I have my first cuppa in the morning. I realised however that I’ve never posted about my pet fish until now and even then it’s because I’m upset because one of, if not, my favourite fish passed away over the weekend and I’m going to miss him swimming around the bottom of the tank. Incidentally he was also called Tank, purely because his scales looked like he was wearing armour and he was built like one. I hope he’s happy in the big toilet bowl in the sky.
I originally received the tank via Freecycle just over 4 years ago from a nice old lady in South Shields. It came with some fish already in it. She couldn’t look after the fish any more as she found the water changes too taxing (she had a bad back and buckets of water are heavy). I remember her mentioning that she was a Buddhist and that she liked having running water around. She hoped the aquarium would bring me some tranquillity and wished me luck in my new role as a fish keeper.
This was Tank (R.I.P.)
A few of the Tetra’s that live with me. The oldest fish in the aquarium is a Black Neon Tetra who because of his age and colour I named Yoda. He must be at least 5 years old and came with the aquarium.
This is Busta (named after Busta Rhymes). I was going through a rap phase at the time. I also had two fish named Missy (Elliot) and Lil Kim but they died shortly after I got them.