It seems that Sophie isn’t well. She got stuck against the filter again, and for the past 2 days has been barely moving and sitting on the bottom of the tank. There may have been something not right with her since the beginning which is why she had a hard time in the pull of the filter.
Is it possible to get attached to a fish, and so quickly? I really feel for her, and hate to see her struggling on the bottom of the tank. I’m sure it has to do with the fact that I felt I saved her from the filter the first time. It seemed as if she needed me.
Hell, as a kid I was once made a cardboard box into a horse. Not that I made it look like a horse, just by giving it a name (Whitey, it was a white box) and pretending it was a horse. I can still see what it looked like in my mind ( It’s neck was a cardboard tube , and it’s tail was shreaded red paper and had a real white horses head). I also remember what it looked like as just the box it was. I cried and pulled it out of the garbage when my mother threw it away. She apologized and said she didn’t know it was a horse, she thought it was a box.
I’m not saying that you can’t get attached to a fish, but maybe it’s only real when that fish or cardboard box, can give something back.