So, the other day Bob calls me and says the words that strike fear in the hearts of women everywhere:
Craigslist + $25.00 + surprise
The back story on this is Kyra is learning about fish at school. At some point, Kyra convinced Bob that she needed fish. This also coincided nicely with the Imagination Fair coming up at school. And so, the great fish project was born. Oh, and that $25.00 and surprise? A very nice ten gallon hexagonal fish tank.
True, at first, Kyra thought she might like to do a project on bears (I think she had visions of me and her tramping through the woods and snapping pictures of them), but this is the only year Andrew and Kyra can do a project together. Next year, we’ll photograph bears in the wild. In February. Yeah. That’ll work.
We set up the tank last week and introduced our tester fish, a zebra-striped danios, to it. His name is Marty, either after Marty the Zebra in Madagascar or Marty McFly (you pick).
And because our system is so new, we can only introduce a fish a week (and even then, hope for the best). Today, Kyra picked out a day-glo star fire danios named Cookie. Let’s hope Cookie still swims (rather than sleeps) with the fishes tomorrow. In the meantime, pictures below the cut.
Andrew consults the fish compatibility chart
Kyra and the hermit crab
Our new star fire danios (that guy skulking in the background is Bob)