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I am missing a fish

May 22nd, 2013 at 02:21 pm

Poor Dreamsicle, my fancy guppy. He has disappeared. What puzzles me is there is no body floating on top. Now I can't remember if I saw him when I came home from my awful weekend trip. I did a quick check for bodies at the top, but I don't think I did a roll call.

So what could have happened? I have only two theories: he died and the other fish ate his body, or, he jumped out and the cats ate his body. The day before I left, I scared the pleco while adding water and he made a huge leap which could have knocked Dreamsicle out of the tank.

Oh well, he had a good life. He was always first to the dinner table. RIP, Dreamsicle.

Today the rep from the furniture store is coming to look at the couch. I don't expect to get any satisfaction, but I do want to at least express my concerns. I AM finding it easier to clean the couch now that it is humid and now that I have a powerful hand vac. But I have to clean it often.

It is HOT in my condo. I'm looking forward to the cooler weather coming. I have a nice ceiling fan in the bedroom, which helps at night. I have two untried air conditioners in the storage unit which came with the condo -- I will need my son's help to get them installed. I have no idea if they are functional. May is pretty early to start air conditioning, so I am trying to tough out this little hot spell.

No financial news, other than the noontime pizza yesterday cost me $4 for my share. Oh, and I got a $34 reimbursement check from the insurance company. Ironic.

Oh yes! I finally got a call from the rug company! They will deliver the rugs on May 31.

7 Responses to “I am missing a fish”

  1. My English Castle Says:

    Sounds like a murder mystery!

  2. starfishy Says:

    if it was possible for the fish to jump out, was it possible for one of the cats to reach in and catch it? RIP to your poor fish! Frown

  3. MonkeyMama Says:

    Poor fishy!

  4. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I agree, sounds like a murder mystery...I say Mr. Heathcliff in the living room with a fishing pole.

    Seriously, I am sorry for your little fish...Frown Poor little guy.

  5. Looking Forward Says:

    A mystery... And nobody's talkin'.
    RIP little fish.

  6. PatientSaver Says:


    I have a funny fish story for you. I had an ailing goldfish and the guy at the fish store said it would probably die and there was really nothing i could do for it except "euthanize" it humanely. I asked him how this was done and he said you put the fish in water in a small container and put it in the freezer. So I uh, did that, but didn't realize that in the process of freezing, expansion of the cold water would actually push the fish up, so when I checked in on little Goldie a few hours later, she was standing ramrod straight up out of the frozen water. It was kind of ghastly. She was frozen though.

  7. CB in the City Says:

    LOL, poor Goldie! I wonder if that's how I could euthanize my snails humanely. I understand that I should not release them to the wild as they endanger wildlife populations. But I really have way too many snails and they keep multiplying.

    The cats wouldn't have done it -- the tank has a lid, and it stands on a small chest with no room for a cat. They could only have disposed of the body if he flipped out on the floor. At any rate, they seem to be completely uninterested.

    I thought of a third theory. My son may have popped in over the weekend to feed them (I suggested it, but didn't press it) and if Dreamsicle was floating, he may have taken care of it.

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