Tuesday, June 23, 2009

3 little fishies

Tom and I went to a wedding on Sunday...

The centerpieces were floating candles with orchids and one betta fish. As we were leaving we were asked if we would like to take a centerpiece home. I said YES! Tom wasn't so sure but then finally agreed. Then we saw that 2 other fishes didn't have a home so we ended up taking all 3 of them.

Meet Enriquqe, Priscilla and Huey Lewis:


Wrigs saying hello to Enrique:


Chum checking out his new friend Huey Lewis:

I went to the pet store to find out what I'm supposed to do to keep these guys healthy and happy and I asked the "animal specialist" what I needed to do to clean their cages. Yep. I said cages. She said, "Please tell me you don't have your fish in a cage!" I told her no, they are in a vase and then explained that I know NOTHING about fishies. As if she couldn't tell.

Anyway, here's a pic of Huey after his bath:

So far they're all hanging in there. I really hope I can keep them alive for more than a week.

9 comments:

Catherine said...

Yay on getting Bettas, Laura! I have had Bettas for years. They are the most interesting fish - very friendly, the recognize you, and require very little upkeep. I kept my fish in a one-gallon tank (big in Betta terms) with some gravel and a fake plant. They loved it! I don't keep them anymore because I have a very curious kitty, but their names were Thompson and Captain Bubbles.

Hope you enjoy your fishies, and I love the blog!

Catherine (long-time lurker)

Catherine said...

Meant to add...

Not all fish in the same tank at once, obviously :)

endswith8741 said...

I think you'll be able to keep them longer than a week! I have heard that bettas are super hardy fish and live for years and years.

Smileygirl said...

Hi Catherine! I'm already recognizing personality with these fish. They are pretty cool. Priscilla rushes to greet me when I walk to her bowl and the others are less thrilled but still curious. And I love the name Captain Bubbles! :)

8741: I've heard mixed things about these guys. Some say they are sturdy others say they can end belly up after their first water change. I couldn't imagine them living for years and years! Not that I wouldn't want that but WOW. We'll see what happens!

ChiTown Girl said...

Smiley, I've had bettas several times, and they are pretty hard to kill (I mean that in the best way possible!) You may remember I posted some pics, etc., last year of the fish Stud Muffin had to get for a school project (wow, I guess that was more than a year ago, since he was still in grade school...) They'll probably be fine in their individual vases. Keep us posted!

ChiTown Girl said...

OH MY HELL!!! I just clicked on the picture with Chum to enlarge it, and I'm totally freaked by his eyes!! The right one (his left) looks so weird! Has he been having any problems seeing lately?

Catherine said...

Each of my Bettas lived between 1 1/2 and 2 years. When you change the water, be sure to use the stuff that makes the water safe for fish. You can buy it at any store that has a fish department (including WalMart). I fed them the little betta pellets, and gave them freeze-dried worms and shrimp as treats (okay, every day.) You're going to have a great time with these guys! Just watch Chumley. He and my cat Emma would get along like peas and carrots. Their personalities are one and the same! :)

Smileygirl said...

abt Chum's eyes: I don't think he's had any vision problems, I just think it may have been a weird flash thing or maybe he's just possessed, which as we all know, is probably more likely the case! Also he's gaining a TON of weight. Noticed this in the last month or so which is sooo not typical for Chum. He was always very skinny. He's now got a low hanging tummy and double chins!

thepeartreeblog said...

Enrique, Priscilla and Huey Lewis.

I love those names! Precious!

:-D