Not only have I not had a green thumb over the years, but my track record with pet longevity has been just so-so-- especially with goldfish.
When Paul was about 8, he wantedtwo gold fish. So off we went and bought a couple of very cute fish, which Paul named Junior and Goldie. We wanted to do things up right to give Junior and Goldiethe best advantage of a long life.
After paying the cashier for Junior and Goldie, a proper size bowl, food, and a water filtration system, we got home and set everything up. Junior and Goldie were as happy as two fishes could be… for a couple of days.
The fish either didn’t like their existing accommodations, or we were lacking something in the care and feeding department.Paul thought a toy in the bowl would give the fish something to swim in and out of. A diver and a piece of coral later, Junior and Goldie sort of perked up… for a couple of days.
The glint in Junior's and Goldie's eyes had dimmed. What was wrong? Had we failed as fish caregivers? Paul tried his best to get his fish back in the swim of things… But they were out of one bowl and into another…