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.

6 thoughts on “Sophie

  1. Hi Maria,

    cute fish! However, your seashells might be making Sophie sick – they retain salt no matter how long you’ve had them, and those aren’t salt water fish, right? I’d try that. Interesting story about the iron and the minister – I love synchronicities like that! The ties are on the way soon, didn’t forget. Happy Fourth of July!

  2. Poor Sophie. Of course you can get attached to a fish. Maybe you’ll figure out a way to help her again. We`love all of God’s creatures,big or small. That’s ok.
    Will you post a pic of that blue shoulder bag that’s available?(the one the customer couldn’t purchase at the last minute)
    Best to you, Cindy Chambers

  3. Actually aquarium salt would be beneficial in Sophie’s case. I believe the dose may be something like a tsp per 10 gallons… adding in a 1/2 tsp at a time. Directions on the container would be what to follow obviously. Poor little Sophie. Wasn’t it Dr. Suess who said “a persons a person, no matter how small”…. every life matters.

  4. There is a ton of information in regard to “cycling” a fish tank. Goldfish are not has hardy as they seem and the tank needs beneficial bacteria, etc. Also, even though it looks terrific next to a window, it will grow algae very quickly there, once the tank is “cycled”. It’s a bit overwelming and not always necessary to do the “cycling”. People have kept goldfish with less knowledge for years.

    Good luck with the fish, I love keeping them too!

    Please feel free to email me if you would like the link to the fish forum people I’m in touch with. They’re great!

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