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Proof that they exist.

I think I figured out what kind of fish this interdimensional traveler is.



The Batik Loach



Again, bad fish owner for not doing research before hand. The description on loaches.com includes "This is a rather shy and secretive loach that likes to come into full light only while feeding, and likes to live singly. It prefers small pebbles or sand to burrow in."

It forgot to mention that it comes with its own improbability drive, similar to that of the Heart of Gold. I expect tomorrow morning it will have a Bermuda shirt on from its travels today. The shirt will be underneath his ninja costume, of course.

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njlexi
Jul. 12th, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
Bad fish owner for not using "research drones". :P
deirdre
Jul. 12th, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC)
Did a bowl of petunias mysteriouly appear in your apartment?
boymeat
Jul. 12th, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)
I have honestly been worried about this. With the additional joys of Murphy's Laws, I can only expect the petunias to fall on my head while I'm sleeping.
professorbird
Jul. 12th, 2006 07:40 pm (UTC)
In our family, the petunias would be found growing out of your ears come morning.....
thauma
Jul. 12th, 2006 03:51 pm (UTC)
But what would a loach do with a towel?
willowrrain
Jul. 12th, 2006 08:50 pm (UTC)
Silly it would be just a tiny tiny towel. Geesh.

And of course, the loach would use it to survive. Didn't they teach you anything in school. :)
foolhandy
Jul. 12th, 2006 05:03 pm (UTC)
I was alerted to this saga by melopepon...

I owned a Weather Loach called Bernie for many years, and it remains to this day my favourite past pet. He was incredibly hardy, surviving in a number of different tanks at different temperatures (for various reasons) for many years. I think he was about 8 or 9 when he finally died. He got quite a bit bigger as he got older too. There were also two at a school I used to teach at. The head had them in his study and neglected them terribly. The tank was disgusting and they were hardly ever fed. They survived though, and when I moved them into my classroom and looked after them they thrived.

It's quite common for them to burrow, sometimes for ages. You should be careful though. If you have a plastic grid under the gravel to help with filtering they can get stuck by going through gaps in the joins and not being able to get back out. Happened to Bernie once...

As I recall he also took a liking to Neon Tetras for a time too. He got over it though.

Still, a fantastic fish with real character. I am genuinely jealous that you've got one - they are very difficult to get hold of in the UK due, I believe, to difficulties in obtaining import permits for their species.

Have fun with him! :)
boymeat
Jul. 12th, 2006 05:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your comment. However, as you will see from the photo in this very post, I do not own a weather loach. The closest I could come to identifying it is a batik loach.
foolhandy
Jul. 12th, 2006 06:05 pm (UTC)
Indeed it is, but a loach is a loach and although there are subtle differences they are quite alike in their behaviour... :)
foolhandy
Jul. 12th, 2006 06:14 pm (UTC)
Have just re-read my post... The two loaches at my old school weren't Weather Loaches - didn't make that clear. Not sure what they were, but had more distinct markings a little like yours. I was talking about loaches in general. :)
thornyc
Jul. 12th, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC)

This calls, of course, for another movie night at your place.

Name both movies (which feature disappearing fish) and I'll rent them.





msgarnet
Jul. 13th, 2006 04:13 am (UTC)
This was far too easy! :)

I want a discussion of how these movies portrayed BDSM! I'll rent the movies and provide...uh...wasabi edamame!
kkkkkkkkat
Jul. 13th, 2006 03:12 pm (UTC)
sounds like fun!
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