JUST CALL ME FINLEY

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JUST CALL ME FINLEY



Did you know that is you googled great names for a fish you can get a website with 100 boy names for a fish and 100 girl names for a fish. (When they say you can everything on the ‘net, they are right!)

I had never thought of this before (You have to blame FANDANG0), but if a person is mostly home-bound, then life for that person is very much like living in an aquarium.

So, after deciding if I lived in a fish bowl, my name would be Finley …

I decided I would google to see if I was being cared for in the proper way. (I will have to careful and not become too judgmental, since the person caring for me is me.)

For the proper care I went straight to CARE FOR A GOLDFISH- wikiHOW.

1. IS MY TANK LARGE ENOUGH? 

Wow! Was I surprised. A 30-gallon tank is recommended for four goldfish. Even so, I guess I small ranch-sized home is large enough for me and a pup.

(Did you know that if I were a one-inch goldfish, and I was treated with care and given the optimal conditions to live, I could grow to be 36 inched long!)

2. SET THE TANK UP BEFORE YOUR BUY THE FISH AND BE SURE TO USE GRAVEL THAT WILL NOT GET STUCK IN YOUR FISH’S THROAT.

Sorry, this didn’t happen…

The reason the tank is set up before hand… Fish are sensitive creatures and do not like thier environments changed. THAT’S ME!!

The larger the gravel-pebbles the better for a fish. It’s the small stuff that gets stuck in thier throats.

Well, I don’t think I want gravel on my floor- large or small- but it would be great for a fairy-godmother to come in a clean my house every time I am away so that my environment is nice a spiffy and shiny upon entry. Anyone have a fairy-godmother I can borrow?

3. BE SURE YOUR TANK HAS SOME SCENERY AND LIGHT. 

I’m like this goldfish. A pretty place … a flower here or there … some quiet music in the background …

4. RIG UP A WATER FILTER AND FILL THE TANK WITH WATER. 

Filtered water from my fridge is nice, but PLEASE DO NOT FILL MY TANK!

5. CLEAN THE AQUARIUM ONCE A WEEK EVEN IF IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE IT NEEDS IT. 

See, if I were a fish, someone would be doing this for me!

6. FEED YOUR FISH 1-2 TIMES A DAY. 

MORE THAN once or twice a day, if you don’t mind! I enjoy afternoon snacks and evening ice cream.

And this ‘finish my meal in a minute’ … NO THANKS!

7. TURN THE LIGHT OFF TO LET YOUR FISH SLEEP. 

That’s a given.

8. ALLOW THE WATER TEMPERATURE TO CHANGE WITH THE SEASONS.  

No… NO... NO! I like it cold. Sixty-five degrees is nice, but a-degree-or-two warmer is survivable.

9. WATCH FOR ILLNESSES LIKE ICH, FLUKES, OR SWIMBLADDER. 

I don’t think I will catch ich or the flukes, but swimmbladder is a definite possibility. If I happen to have swimbladder (overeating and I walk funny after a great meal) I would prefer if I NOT be a goldfish. For the gold fish, you allow the poor thing to fast for three days. I would prefer a three hour nap!

10. IF YOUR FISH HAS DIED …

Uoo.. Let’s not go there.



Written for FANDANGO’S ONE-WORD-CHALLENGE: AQUARIUM. 

 

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