I lost him today.
So, I suppose he wasn’t immortal.
The film of course is, but Frank wasn’t.
I should probably clarify what I mean by this. One of my goldfish was named after Christopher Walken’s character in the movie, Frank White.
I know that a lot of people, when a fish dies, just flush it or bury it or something, but I’m having a very difficult time deciding how best to deal with his death. A few people may think this is a rather strange thing, but for me, my fish are a huge part of me, and I am very attached to them. So having one of them die is a devastating moment for me.
I tried, I really tried to do all I could to make him better, but whatever it was that took him struck fast and there was pretty much no time in which I could actually do anything to help him.
Of course, this doesn’t make it any less painful for me.
All I can truly hope for now is that the others aren’t too saddened by the loss of their brother, I mean I expect them to be saddened, but I am hoping not so much that they fall ill themselves.
To give you guys an idea though, I’ll give you a run down.
– Lemon ‘The Whale’ Monsterfish – Lemon Goldfish
– Golled II – Regular Goldfish
– Lips ‘Tick’ – Regular Goldfish
– Comet – Black Comet
– Forehead – Redcap Oranda
– Marsellus Wallace – Shubunkin
– Al Capone – Ryukin
– Whiskers – Spotted Weather Loach
– Pomegranate – Siamese Fighter
– Snap, Crackle, Pop – Clown Loaches
– Tom Hanks – Flying Fox
Some of these may seem like rather strange names, but I acquired each fish at a separate time, so wasn’t thinking of a particular pattern, and for some the names match the colour, or the type of fish.
For example, my Flying Fox is named Tom Hanks, because he played the character Joe Fox in You’ve got mail. The Fox matches.
Pomegranate is named as he is because of his colouring.
And when I saw Al Capone in the shop I named him so because he was being territorial in a tactical way, something I had not seen a fish do before.
Anyway I guess that’s it for now.