Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Meet Captain Nemo

Meet Captain Nemo.  A $0.27 Comet Goldfish from PetsMart.  Despite my predisposition against buying pets from big box stores, this fish was a Christmas present for my two girls.  He is the first pet they have been responsible for naming and taking care of.  I added the prefix "Captain" since it is only right for a guy who has his own boat.  I treated Nemo with a hot salts bath to rid the surface of his body and gills of parasites common to store bought fish.  You'll be glad to know he has been more vibrant and seems to be more healthy since this treatment.  I think Nemo may actually survive beyond his average life expectancy of 6.5 days.

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