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Well, we got us a new fridge - ex-display big larder job - nothing flashy and no ice-dispenser, much to James' disgust....but a bit of a bargain.

And.....we came home with berludy goldfish too.....four little itty bitty things with flappy tails and a smart blue topped tank... My friend Linda had given us her old fish tank and we only popped into the pet shop to get some gravel but were persuaded that we would be better off with this all-in-one package with filter and wot-not. Not convinced we haven't been had but hey ho, it's an interesting addition. Now James just has to name the little puggers. And it was a firm NO to the chameleon, the boa constrictor and the hairy tarantula....hmm. So suspect I'll be on the pet forum begging advice on keeping the little darlings alive long enough to be able finally to liberate them into the pond (which, Grouse be thanked, is now clear as a bell).

Posted at 28th Dec 2007 - 04:53PM   Posted by Exmoorjane   New additions Comments: 11

Westerwitch's Avatar I am a fish keeper Jane - so can offer all sorts of advice . . . . Ideally the tank needs to be set up at least a week before the goldfish are introduced - naughty pet shop owner should have known that. But you won't be the first person to have to set it all up in one go - give me a ring if you need any help.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 28th Dec 2007 at 06:19PM

Faith's Avatar Bet he calls one of them Jaws!Laughing Fish are much better than spiders, yuck! So calming.... I used to have a tank, years ago. They do tend to die though..... after a while. I'm sure you will be a better fish keeper than me!

PS Nothing to do with fish, but saw your article in the new mag, Spirit and Soul.

Posted by: Faith on 28th Dec 2007 at 07:03PM

Grouse's Avatar Good news about the pond! See whether it stays clear in the spring whe it gets warm......

Posted by: Grouse on 28th Dec 2007 at 07:09PM

Exmoorjane's Avatar Thanks assured we will ask for help!
So far we have Curious Jack and, er, Goldie......two down, two to go....

Oooh, haven't seen that mag yet Faith.....did it look OK?

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 28th Dec 2007 at 08:07PM

Ivy's Avatar I would call one Boa Constrictor, one Tarantula, one Chameleon and one Avicularia. Thus he could go back to School and tell all his friends what interesting animals he got for Christmas. Shocked
On the next parents meeting you would certainly be the center of attention.

Posted by: Ivy on 28th Dec 2007 at 08:31PM

Camilla's Avatar Hi Jane,

Know nothing about fish, my HL did use to keep tropical fish many years ago, so different set-up to the little goldies.

What about JONAH.!!

Posted by: Camilla on 29th Dec 2007 at 12:38AM

Pondside's Avatar We have enormous Koi in our two ponds. Every spring we're sure that they have been eaten by heron, but lo and behold - we find them in a flash of sunlight and rejoice at their survival. Hours of lovely koi watching!

Posted by: Pondside on 29th Dec 2007 at 02:11AM

Frances's Avatar Hello to you Jane, and best wishes with the fishes.
I am holding back all the crazy fish names that have "surfaced." Think that James should rule the naming room.

You've got lots of good techy advice around here.


Posted by: Frances on 29th Dec 2007 at 02:37AM

Pipany's Avatar Hi Jane and hope you had a good Christmas. Fish are fairly easy though I managed to kill off a fair few when I was younger!!! probably not what you needed to hear! xx

Posted by: Pipany on 29th Dec 2007 at 11:21AM

Our fish always die !! unless of course we leave them in a muddy puddle outside then they liveConfused

Posted by: Bodran on 29th Dec 2007 at 08:14PM

Been fishing around for names! groannnnnn frances started it.
I think BOB AND FLOAT cos thats what ours always did sorryyyyLaughingLaughing xx

Posted by: Bodran on 29th Dec 2007 at 08:18PM

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