Ember came home from school today with a Razorback Sucker fish named Harry. Poor thing was tagged. I think it might belong to a fish relocation program. Apparently Mrs. Jung, kindergarten teacher extraordinaire, also free lances as a relocation specialist. She found homes for 20 fish today. I am sure they too were all tagged and ready to be sent on their merry way. Ember freed him from his tag a few minutes ago, he can now swim unabated. Okay, maybe not...I guess he could swim in circles easier...the tank is too small for him to get any real swimming action.
After much convincing that Harry would indeed be safer in the kitchen, than say, the living room table or her bedroom, he has adjusted quite well to his new home on the counter. He has a hardy appetite and requires feeding frequently. I am glad he eats recycled paper pieces, or else the poor guy would starve. I don't normally keep fish food on hand.
Right now he is in watching a movie in my room. Apparently fish like a good action flick every now and then. I am sure he requested FINDING NEMO, but he can't always get what he wants.
P.S. Just don't tell her Harry is made out of heavy duty plastic...
1 year ago