Sunday, November 7, 2010

R.I.P.

We got back from Utah last week and Brandon surprised the girls by buying them four goldfish the day we were coming home. Unfortunately two of the fish died within a few hours. The remaining two fish died sometime during the drive to Des Moines and back when he went to pick us up. When we walked in the door the two little fishies were belly up. So, Monday for family night we went back to the pet store and bought four more fish. The girls were so excited. Three of them made it through the night and then each day we lost one more. I was getting sick of seeing dead fish floating around in a bowl and I was even more sick of seeing what the other fish do to the dead fish. I don't know what this one fish was doing, but he looked like he was trying to eat the dead fish. He would just lurk around it and run into it over and over again with it's face. It really gave me the creeps. Finally with three fish dead and only one living I told Brandon to flush it down the toilet because I knew it was only a matter of time before that one went belly up as well. He took care of it and flushed in down the toilet. We did this without Kayla and Tessa's knowledge. Later Kayla came into the bathroom and started laughing hysterically because the fish somehow survived the flush and was swimming around in the toilet bowl. The girls got a big kick out of that. We put some food in the toilet and since we have two toilets we decided to leave it in the toilet and see how long it would last. It lasted until the next day so I flushed it down. I don't know what the deal is. They were only $.28 each, but we couldn't seem to keep them alive. Rest in peace little fishies. We are going to take a break from purchasing more fish for awhile. I can't take any more deaths.

7 comments:

Maddy said...

haha that's awesome the fish survived in the toilet... and the other fish died because you probably didn't get the purebreds.... gotta splurge and get the $.50 ones!! :)

Joseph and Angela Dougherty said...

That is so funny!! I'm surprised you lasted as long as you did with the fish, I would have been totally grossed out after the first 4 died!!

Kim White said...

That is hilarious! Sorry all the fish died though!

Meggin said...

They can't survive in chlorinated water. You have to let the water sit for something like 24 hours before you put them into it. Sorry if that's a no-brainer and you already did that. If so, then I am at a loss, too!

Jared & Tristan said...

We bought a betta fish about a month ago and it died within a few hours. We went back to the store and got a new one and a little bottle of water conditioner and our new fish is doing great. I'd suggest that next time you get one betta fish, they cost more but they're usually more durable and can last a lot longer -I used to have one years ago that was alive for 2 1/2 yrs!

Megan said...

That's so funny! Too bad it didn't survive in the toilet for very long. It's like an ocean in there compared to a tiny fish tank!

Mitch and Robyn said...

hahaha that is so funny! We never had good luck with fish either. I loved this post and got a good laugh thanks britt!