He's been a good fish. We got him back in February 2008 and figured he'd live for a few months and then we'd get a new one. But he kept on living. During the summer last year we started hearing weird clicking noises coming from his bowl. After much detective work we figured out he was digging in the rocks that we had put in his bowl.
Then earlier this year he started to get this weird film on the top of his water. It wasn't dust from our house or food--just a weird white film. We thought that he wouldn't live past February, then past March. He was starting to look sick and slow, but he kept on swimming.
Unfortunately this morning when I went to tap his bowl to make sure he was still alive, he didn't move. It's a sad day in our house. I had to teach Boogers about the life cycle and how Red Fish's spirit went up to live with Heavenly Father. She was pretty sad, but felt better when I told her we could get another fish tomorrow. She wants a blue fish this time. Any guesses on what his name is going to be? :)
So today we say farewell to our first pet, our first fish. May you find endless amounts of water to swim in, Red Fish.
***Oh and for those that are wondering, I am still pregnant. Today is my due date and if I don't have the baby this weekend, they will induce me on Monday.