Monday, November 15, 2010

If I made a sweater for my fish..

Well..that’d be just silly.  I’d have to find a yarn that was non-shrinkable AND color-fast....or Sushi would look like a sick guppy..




And then the whole head-hole thing..plus those really really short sleeves.

But I do worry about the temperature in his home.

Mr. B was  shocked kind  enough to get me a thermometer when he saw be trying to find the correct water temperature by putting some of the water on my inner wrist like I used to do with the babies’ formula..

And I would swear Sushi’s mouthing the word “brrrr” when he swims up to the glass and looks at me with those big ‘ol fishy-puppy-dog-eyes..



But my fear is that the thermometer-thingy is giving us a false sense of security..it seems to never change.  It’s always on 70 degrees..





I even thought about taking it out and putting it in my morning coffee to see if it would change at all….

But thought twice on that one..{the thermometer..not Sushi..that would be just ..uh..disturbing..}

I decided to put a light over the tank..a bright light..giving off warmth..and brightness  yes..bRIgnTneS..

Maybe too much..uh..artificial sunshine..I think he wants sunglasses now.



Ever see a fish squint? Not a pretty sight..

I know that heat rises..and there are times he is hovering near the rim..but other times, he’s skimmin’ the bottom..

But I have yet do see him do the dreaded “dead-fish-float”..so I am thinking we’re OK for now.





Let’s just hope there’s not a power outage..

..I just don’t know how I’d keep the candle going what with all that water..


gotcha thinkin' huh?

-me

8 comments:

Laurie said...

Oh Colleen! You made my day as always! Would love to see Sushi in a little sweater though,

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Cute. I never ever worried about the water in my fish bowls when we had goldfish. We had one that lived for over 3 years from a carnival.

just call me jo said...

We once put a hot pad under the fan-tail Chloe's fish bowl. (She died any so I'm not sure that was a good move.) I think Sushi is probably OK. You know how heavy wet sweaters get. I don't think Sushi could swim well with that on. Please let me know how he's doing? (Or is it she?)

Pearl said...

My Beta is 4 years old now, he loves the cool water at room temperature. Just keep his bowl nice and clean and get the plant that they put inside there bowls, I cant remember the name. Once I put this plant in with the roots showing at the top "Love's" bowl kept very clean and oxygenated and I didn't have to clean as much. They love to float and hang at the top and blow bubbles. When the bubbles get to plenty I know it's time to clean. As he has grown I've gotten bigger bowls and he is getting bigger and his fan is gorgeous. Just step back and look at him and talk to Sushi. If you over worry you will kill him. Unfortunately I have learned from experience :(

Karen said...

I usually read your blog anyway, but there was no way I was going to pass up reading it with a title like that.

Lola Skw said...

Just in case Sushi might be a Goldfish or a Fantail: the goldfish's water temperature should never rise above 74° Fahrenheit , and ideally should remain between 65° and 68° F . Keeping a goldfish above 72° F for long periods of time will result in Oxygen deprivation, which can cause nerve damage, heart damage, and can seriously hamper the immune system.In an outdoor pond, they may even survive for brief periods if ice forms on the surface, as long as there is enough oxygen remaining in the water and the pond does not freeze solid. Duh. So he will love his water a lil bit cooler, and would, regrettably, not appreciate a sweater/spotlights/candles/heating. LOL! A bigger aquarium might be to his taste, some company (Goldfish son't like to live alone) and anything that can keep his water clean (like algae eaters), as Goldfish are big poopers and often die from soily water. Should your Sushi belong to a warm water species, please discard all the above information! LOL - Lola

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

I love watching fish in tanks but I have yet to be able to take care of one. Unless an animal can purr or wag a tail, I'm clueless as to if I'm providing for them or not :(

I've accidentally killed fish and birds! I had a bird that would back up and squirt poo on my wall so my stepmother suggested I wrap the bottom half of the cage with saran wrap. Since she'd had birds for years, I did as told. I came downstairs one morning to find a dead bird and chewed up plastic wrap. I felt horrible!

Jillian said...

I'd love to see what that sweater would look like :)