Back to school today, it’s been a fun week and I’ll miss having Girl Lacer around. I’ll also miss the fishy house guest we had last week, the class goldfish, who was a cute little thing. We’ll miss him so much in fact that we’re going to get a fish(es, haven’t decided yet, it’ll be one or two). I want a black and orange fantail, just like the class fish. So we’ve ordered a tank today and because the class goldfish was such a wonderful house guest, we’re also getting a new tank for the class fish at the same time, as we’re worried about it. He currently lives in a traditional style goldfish bowl, no filtration, which (after some research, because up to this week I knew nothing about fish) is a big no no, so I just couldn’t send him back to school knowing that he’d be staying in that tank, swimming in his own waste. So the tanks will be delivered tomorrow (please delivery gods, not when I’m doing the school /playgroup runs), they’re a bit bigger and they have filtration. We’ll be getting our fish at the weekend (if I understand correctly we need to run the tank empty of fish for a while right? What about the class fish, is it still important to run it’s new tank empty for a while or is it more important that he gets out of his cess-bowl as soon as possible?).
I know we don’t particularly have the money to go donating new fish tanks, although luckily Tesco direct have some very reasonably priced tanks at the moment, I just couldn’t know what damage the bowl was doing to that fish and not do anything.