15 July 2005
I lost my friend Charles last night. He was my Siamese Fighting Fish (Betta Splendens). This photo wasn't him because my photo wouldn't load, but this one looks a lot like him. I have had him for nearly 3 years! When I tried to buy one the pet shop lady wouldn't let me because she said they don't survive without a tank with a heater. I went to another pet shop and bought Charles and he has been living happily in a small glass tank on my mantlepiece ever since. They are very interesting fish. You can't put them in a tank together because the males fight to the death. Males also blow tiny sticky bubbles at the top of the tank which they make into a nest to look after the female's eggs once she lays them. Unfortunately Charles never saw a female, but he happily made nests quite often. The males then look after the eggs until they hatch. Sounds like a great idea to me!
Anyway I am very sad about his passing. I still have William. He lives on the other end of the mantlepiece and is a year or so younger than Charles. He is red and green. Hopefully he will be OK.
My steps were 10,239 by tea time. I made Chow Mein with rice for tea. I love sultanas in it but I have to add them to mine after it is cooked, cause dear husband doesn't like them.
I am having my bathroom renovated soon so will spend the weekend looking at vanity basins and tiles or lamipanel. It will be great to get rid of the old. Trouble is every time you improve part of an older house something else looks like it needs updating.
Have a lovely weekend everyone.