Fish Soup: Day 20

Can I start by saying, I don’t know if my pleco is cleaning the new dragon fish our trying

oscar

Not my ACTUAL fish

to consume its soul.

I have had fish for a very long time, my oscar, aptly named Oscar is probably around 6ish now. He is my baby and is about eight inches now. He is the patriarch of the tank and no one really messes with him. He will eat them! He has eaten many of pet fish over the years so I resigned myself to only having him in the tank. I scored a deal on a pleco (plecostomus),  named Dempsey, maybe 2 or so years ago and

pleco

Also Not Mine

since he lives close to the bottom of the tank I thought he would be alright. The deal was pretty huge! They costs around 10-15 bucks as babies in the pet store but the one I found was large. I don’t think he was actually for sale. I think he was actually a “working” fishy and was tasked with cleaning the tank at the pet store but some nube sold him to me at the baby price. He is now about 6.5 inches and thriving with Oscar. They have been together ever since. Today, while I was waiting for my laundry to wash, I ran over to the pet store to “just look”. I ran into Cat who chats me up about fish whenever I come in. We talked about rope fish and an arowana that had recently sold. Out of nowhere, she yells; “Oh I have something that you’re gonna love!”. Of course I am like… .Lets go! She walks me over to a tank and said “look at this dragon goby”. I was instantly sold. I immediately told her to bag’em up. He was so cute and a freaking dragon! Freshwater-Dragon-Fish-Aquarium

He is now named, Eli and will get to be about 3ft in the right conditions. He has really sharp teeth and can eat live. I hope he survives the cleaning that Dempsey is putting him through. No one dares put their hand in my tank and I like it like that!

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