Tuesday, June 9, 2009
What to do about Fish
We're not talking gefilte fish here.
maybe I should just leave them where they are, in the sea.
But it is a dilemma, the risk of losing fish, and having lost a really nice one because I put him in too small a tank tells us everything about small spaces. Not good for some living things.
The obvious solution is to buy a bigger tank and set that up. With a bigger tank the nitrogen levels don't rise so fast that salt water fish are vulnerable and die. Not if you take good care of it. So I did that, set up a 20 gallon tank.
But you still wait a month before you buy new fish to make sure the water is just right. Can you imagine if we waited a month to take a bath?
So now I sit across from people and listen to them talk, squeak out a few words here an there, and my eyes wander over to a large tank full of clear running water and a couple of pretty rocks and that alone looks so pretty, and I'm wondering,
Do I really even need the fish? Maybe a couple of fake fish?