That’s a no-no!

Hamburglar is still pooping.  A long string of feces trails after him as he sucks rocks. He also seems to be teaching Graves how to swim (while pooping).

unashamed!

Hamburglar pooping.  Unashamed!

that trail is poop!

That trail is poop!

Boyfriend is still chasing Girlfriend!  Girlfriend went to Hamburglar with a job offer as a bodyguard (or possibly a love triangle is developing?), but he was too busy pooping/sucking rocks.  Boyfriend, briefly tired of chasing Girlfriend, tried tasting the foliage, but it wasn’t very good.

Today is really about PUFA though.  He slowly became more courageous.  Sometimes he tried to fit in with the tetras.  We noticed that he was the only fish who recognized our presences.  We think he might be a sociopath and/or psychopath and/or have Asperger’s and autism.

Then, all of a sudden, we saw him take a bite out of Sucka (now named Jack/Jacques)!  Then, we saw him try to do the same to Graves, but Graves held his ground.  PUFA kept harassing and biting the other fish, particularly the tetras, who are all now missing half their tails, so we had to intervene.  We arrested him and placed him in isolation.

PUFA's cell

PUFA’s cell

We read up on dwarf puffers, and it turns out they can be quite aggressive!  (And J thought they were cute!)  They also seem to not like pellets or flakes, which is all we have to eat.  I think he might’ve gotten hungry and cranky and taken it out on the other fish.  J is trying to teach him how to eat the food we have (using the “eat or die” method).

Parting thought: I wonder if fish think, “Food is falling from the sky!”

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Even more friends!

I think we have FAS – Fish Acquisition Syndrome!  At my urging, and news that the store had a new shipment, we paid them a visit and brought home two new friends:

  • Sushi, another red zebra, so Sashimi has a buddy.
  • Graves, a black moor with not-yet-bulgy eyes.  We went through several name ideas, from Venice to Katchzsper to Big Baby Booty (BBB) to Niggababy.  We finally decided on “Graves” in reference to Graves’ hyperthyroidism, which causes exophthalmos (proptosis).

Graves is still learning how to swim, so he’s very clumsy, but he likes to move.

Sashimi is smaller than Sushi, and the two haven’t quite gotten along yet.

And Boyfriend is still chasing Girlfriend.

New neighbors!

We bought some new fish today!

Current tank residents:

  • NEW!  Hamburglar, the non-fancy goldfish.  He likes to suck on rocks.  He also poops a lot.
  • NEW!  A, B, C, D (names pending), neon tetras.
  • NEW!  PUFA, a dwarf puffer.  Named after polyunsaturated fatty acids, and because he poofs (supposedly).  PUFA is not the brightest crayon.  He likes hiding in the bushes with his tail bent.
  • NEW!  Boyfriend and Girlfriend, male and female guppies.  Boyfriend chases Girlfriend all day.
  • Sucka, a Cory who likes to suck on things at the bottom.  J came up with the name when I asked her, and we’ll change it soon!
  • Sashimi, a red zebra.  She is very calm.