Monday, 9 June 2014

A Fishy Tail

So, the weekend rolled around, and we decided to was time that Lonesome George, the fish in our pond, was not so lonesome any more.

We headed into town and found a shop in a back street that sold fish.  There was a fair selection, so we had a good look and chose the ones we wanted before heading off for a bit of shopping and stuff.  The new fish would be a bit smaller than George, but the woman in the shop thought they would not be so small in comparison that he would see them as a snack.

Later in the day, I returned to the shop and bought the two fish we had chosen, along with another plant for extra oxygen in the water.

We put the bag holding the fish into the water for a while to let the water temperature equalise.

We opened the back.

The fish entered the pond.

They dived into the deep part.

A bit later, Mrs RC thought she was first one, and then the other being chased by George.

And that is all we have seen of them.

We are hoping that they are still in the deep part of the pond.

Surely George could not have completely eaten both of them in a single day! 

Surely there would have been a few bits floating on the surface if he had?

Either way, we think this might be the end of our attempts to get George a friend or two.  He is either ignoring them or eating them, and both of those defeat the object of the exercise!

Hm....

8 comments:

Abby said...

Hmm... I suspect George wants to keep his Alpha Fishness. Or he's hungry (was?). Or he wants to be a daddy.
But since I'm keeper of the apocalarium, I'm not much of an authority. Keep us posted!

Rock Chef said...

Abby - he must have been VERY hungry, but we had been feeding him well and he has been eating lots of bugs and things too. At least he seems to have eaten all of his meal and not left anything floating about...

Shammickite said...

Next time, get a fish that is BIGGER than George.

ShadowRun300 said...

First fish food wasn't enough, and now bugs aren't enough? Ol' George has quite a palate.
I think Shammickite may have it right.

terri said...

Yep, I think George is a loner. He doesn't need friends. He's just happy to be fed!

Rock Chef said...

Shammickite - that might just lead to George becoming lunch...

ShadowRun300 - No!

Terri - Yep, he is staying lonesome...

agg79 said...

Ah, the plot thickens. Perhaps ol' George is looking for love in all the wrong places...

Riot Kitty said...

Well, I'm glad he hasn't eaten them, based on the fact that I'm reading your posts backwards.