We went to get two goldfish and came back with a heater, a lamp, water conditioner, water buffer, live brine, a scoop, cleaning thingies, special dried fish food and two temperamental but very beautiful Golden Balloon Rams which are not, despite their name, of the ovine variety. They’re fish.  And thank goodness, really. It took a little bit to convince my handsome husband that we (ie, he) would love cleaning the tank every week. I think bi-annual shearing would have really been stretching the friendship.

They really are the funniest little fish. They’re territorial but they do chat to each other if they happen to meet in the tank. And when they do, the iridescent blue spots on the back half of their bodies and fins light up. It’s pretty amazing.

I love this next photo because if you look carefully on the far left, you can just see Lucy’s head in the reflection of the tank wall. She spends a lot of her time hiding behind her jar. While if you squint at the right hand jar, you can just see Lucy suspended inside hers. Hiding. Or so she thinks.

Oh yeah, did I tell you they are both named Lucy? Yep. They’re both named for our beloved Lucy who looks after the girls two days a week while I’m working. So now we have three Lucy’s in the family. And we feel very lucky indeed.

6 thoughts on “Afishionados

  1. Great picture! This entry reminds me of the monty python film ‘The Meaning of Life’ where the fish in the tank just say ‘morning’, ‘morning’ (read with John Cleese / Michael Palin voices or it just ain’t funny) as the repeatedly pass each other’. Maybe the Lucy’s are doing the same and respecting each others space – so embarrassing turning up in the same outfit! x

    • Yes, that must be why they light up when they’re together – it’s iridescent embarrassment at having bought the same dress!

    • Thanks Maree – I’d be delighted to chat to you about them but not sure how helpful that will be as the good ones are often good luck rather than good technique!

  2. You know what I love about your posts? They’re different. I laughed right out loud when I read how you game home with all the fish paraphernalia. Your first fish photo is amazing. Definitely a “framer”!
    (Luisa’s comment ~ yes, yes and yes)
    Enjoy your Lucys Two!

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