|Goldeen's old home.|
Well, the time finally came for Goldeen to move out of her bowl and into a much roomier living space. I felt bad seeing her swim around in such a tiny little bowl and got to thinking of how I could make her more comfy.
Some of you know that my family owns a plant nursery here in Texas. I live on the same property as the nursery. They sell Lily Pads, although their stock is a bit diminished right now. They keep the Lily's in these big plastic tubs. I went searching for an extra tub and found one. I cleaned it up, put some pea gravel rocks in the bottom and added some lily pads. My daughter and I added some water and the necessary water purifier for the new "tank". I put it in her garden that she planted earlier this spring.
|Goldeen right before entering the new pond.|
|Lily pad flower in bloom.|
When I put the new fish in, Goldeen seemed more eager to swim around with her new friends. My next goal was to find a fountain or something to aerate the water with. My dad said he had at least 6 extra pumps laying around and fixed me up something with this extra fountain he had.
I was rather upset later on to find that the pump had caught one of the fish in it and of course they died. :( And out of all the fish, it had to be Goldeen. Very sad and frustrating that the little fish that I did all this for died because of a little mistake. I just assumed my dad knew what he was doing and it never crossed my mind that the pump might suck one of the fish up.
The other fish - Zack, Magikarp, and Lucy - are doing well. I've fixed the pump so that there can be no more incidents... Here's a video of the remaining fish enjoying their dinner in the new fish pond.
And yes, I am able to tell them all apart! Goldeen was small and all gold, Lucy is gold and white, Zack is all gold and big, and Magikarp is gold, black, and white.