So my mother took the girls to the fair, at which time my youngest daughter won a goldfish by throwing a ping pong ball into a little fish bowl. She named it PingPong. LOL She’s been SO proud of this fish, and she’s done such a good job of taking care of it. She turns it’s tank light on everyday and feeds it without being told.
Well, I inadvertently nearly killed it when she brought it home. I set up a tank and all was good. Tested all the levels. At some point the pH skyrocketed. So when she got the fish home and put it in the tank it immediately started acting strangely and got a fungal infection of some sort. I spent a small fortune on healing this $1 gold fish. Like a sickening amount of money. Stupid fish.
Well, today the water level was a little low so she turned on the light, fed the fish and dumped in some bottled water. (As it turns out it was our tap water that was the pH culprit, it spikes after it has been aerated.) She put the lid back on and went to school. So a little while ago I come to the computer to write a blog post and I was looking at the fish tank while my computer booted. “Where is that fish?” Well, I moved the plants, checked the filter intake. No fish. Looked around real good. Still, no fish. Moved the fish tank up a few inches and there lay PingPong, God rest her soul. Somehow this fish managed to jump out a VERY small opening in the lid where the filter fits on the tank.
So let me tell you I nearly performed CPR on this thing. Like do you know how much I spent healing your orange ass? And you go and commit suicide. Stupid fish.
I would replace it, but of course she chose the one very distinguishable goldfish, with a big flowy tail with a white stripe. STUPID FISH!
So now, I’m going to have to break it to her easy. With promises of more pets to fill her new tank. It’s not going to go over well at all, but I’m hoping she’ll not be too heartbroken.
My hope is that she’ll choose better fish in the future. Goldfish are so dirty. Please leave your suggestions for new fishies for a 3 gallon tank in the comments!