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Bier de Stone

Fishes are exhausting creatures

The aquarium had a leak in it so I had to empty it out. This is a picture of a goldfish I got about five years ago. As a result of a turtle outgrowing his plastic container, I went out and purchased this black tub for it, but he wasn't happy. He ran away, or got eaten by an opossum. I dug around the house for some sticks that are used as stakes for wilting plants. I also used as stakes palm branches to build a sorta fence around it to keep snoopers

I know for a fact that my little goldfish, which is now about four or five inches, will love the fresh night air this spring. They love cold water. As far as the sun goes, I covered the top with a piece of metal once belonging to a stove. Now my only concern is how to supply oxygen into the water. I have a filter that I'll set up tomorrow, but I really have dreams of sneaking fishie into the koi pond at Farmer's Market the grove. What an adventure that would be, right?

Aw, you can barely make out the fish from this angle. I took these quick photos for the scrapbook in case something happens to it. The dog house is right next to it, so marsupials & felines will nary come `round wandering. I encircled his little habitat with chicken wire too. Here's a better picture of the little guy.

Fish lovers, and I don't mean favorite food fish lovers, lend me your ears. Do you have a home for this lil' fish? He's a sturdy fella, survived the harsh summer heat of 2003 as a young, half-inch comet tail. He's got plenty of years ahead of him and I'm sure he'll breed for you too. My only concern is that I find a good home where he doesn't end up being carnivore`s snack. I live in Echo Park, very close to Sunset Blvd. I can't guarantee how long he's got under such cramped conditions. This is a fish who lived most of it's life in a roomy 40 gallon tank with an over sized algae eater, a bleeding heart tetra and a bunch of singapore guppies. This will be it's first night outdoors since he was just an inch in size. I'm sure he's overjoyed about getting out of the daily harangue of 40 gallon aquarium living. This is an adventure for him!

I might be willing to let go of the giant algae eater too, but he looks pretty happy in the 10 gallon tank I transferred it to and I wouldn't part with it if a decent price wasn't offered. If anybody's interested, for now, and for the time being, goldie is up for grabs.


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