Tuesday, March 29, 2005

A fishy tale

Easter highlight? We’re grandparents! Yes, our goldfish have had babies! We had two gold goldfish and one black goldfish in our garden pond. They’ve been swimming merrily around for at least three years, just the three of them. I wonder what got in to them to go off and reproduce like that! There are, at least, 12 little fishes … all black. So we know who’s been doing what, wink, wink, nod, nod. The only problem is we can’t tell whether the black goldfish is a mummy or a daddy .. whatever it is we are definitely talking dominant gene here.

Thinking back, we did have a bit of a clean of the pond at the beginning of summer. We got rid of some of the weeds … to give a bit more space. Being warmer weather too we bought some fish food. We had kind of left them to fend for themselves for a while. Or maybe it is the stone head of the Buddha that we bought and placed on a rock close to the pond. I wonder if he's been casting some kind of spell. Whatever the impetus it’s been quite a success! df tells me that black goldfish are relatively hard to breed. Nobody told our little guy (if guy he be) that now did they?

3 Comments:

Blogger granny p said...

(Loaves and) fishes multiplied? I thought it was bunnies/chicks over Easter? Nice though.

8:05 PM  
Blogger Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Well, congratulations!

2:42 AM  
Blogger Omykiss said...

Chocolate eggs too. Don't foget the chocolate eggs granny.

Thanks zinnia. Nice comment!

3:39 PM  

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