Who knew that a fish tank could spur on so many posts, but alas, this is another fish tank post. Yep, that's how exciting our lives are right now, that I can write multiple posts about a silly fish tank. But, one of these days, I hope Carter reads these posts and remembers how much "fun" this adventure gave us! Ha! Last week, I meandered into the boys room, you know, nonchalantly, so that not to cause a scene, to check on Scooter. I was peering through the aquarium when my eyes caught a glimpse of some nasty bright green foam at the top. I mean, green that is not a natural color, but obviously based on what I am about to tell you, it was a natural color. Upon further observation, I discovered that our two male guppies, were not male guppies, if you catch my drift.
Our guppies had babies, about 40 of them. Teeny, tiny little guppies filled our teeny tine aquarium. I yelled for the boys to come in and when I showed Carter the babies, he started crying with joy. He does have such a gentle spirit. He proclaimed, "I'm a dad, now! Oh aren't they so cute!"
After a few moments of discussion, Jeremy and I were trying to figure out what to do with the babies, I mentioned we could probably take them to the "pet store" (which translated to the toilet, because I really don't think the pet store wants more guppies, but maybe".
Carter, upon hearing this, began to cry again. But this time it was not out of joy, it was out of anger that I would even suggest such a thing. In between breaths, he cried, "but those are my babies".
We explained to him that the aquarium was just not big enough to house the babies (we neglected to tell him that guppy adults will eat the babies...). He pondered on that for a moment, and then got super excited and exclaimed, "we can just get ANOTHER aquarium!"
Oh boy! What are we going to do with this kid? He did have a valid point and all, but we just don't have the room for another aquarium. Besides, I really don't like big aquariums sitting around a house. So right now, we are just playing the waiting game and see how many babies actually survive and when they get big enough, we will decide our next steps.
Oh and by the way, I think Scooter (the III) is gonna make it! He is the first to actually suck on the sides of the aquarium. Keeping my fingers crossed!