I love showing off my fourlegged kids, but sadly I don’t get too much of a chance of showing off my other babies – my 6 fish.
They’re pond fish, so it’s a little hard to get pics of them, especially with the pump running. But today, I sat down (wearing 3 sets of PJs and a woolly hat – how sexy can you get?!?) in the garden and took some snaps before the pump was added. They’ve just moved into their new pond, 3 times bigger than the last one (this one is 3000l), and were absolutely loving it. 😀
I’ve had my eldest scale baby for a decade, and although she was the tinest little goldfish (feeder fish) ever, she already had colour, so she must have been a year old at that point.
The other 5 are her babies, and they’ll turn six this winter. 2 are trying to catch up to their mum in size (she’s the size of a guinea pig), and three are still fairly small (although of good size).
They’re a little bit of an odd bunch… the biggest orange(-y) baby only deveoped one gill, the white one’s dissappeared before she/he was a year old, and one of the little orange ones is slightly deformed with a wonky downwards pointing mouth (very cute!). That said, they’re fesity, funny, and loving fish. In the summer months they come like puppies when they get fed, and like to play with ping-pong balls floating in the water. In winter they don’t do much, just move around slowly.
I don’t have the same sort of relationship with my fish as the rest of the kiddos, but love them to bits.