Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wordless/Wordful Wednesday: Here Fishy, Fishy

I always thought watching fish swim would be relaxing as they meander around the tank.  It isn't.  The sound of the water in the tank can be relaxing but the fish move energetically, propelling themselves from one end of the tank to the other. At times they look to be playing their own game of fish tag. It is entertaining.

My husband has a 125 gallon tank. This is what it looked like before we moved to our current house.


It was filled with beautiful colored cichlids, a delight for any child since they were so colorful.  His tank truly did remind me of Dr. Seuss's One Fish,Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish since these freshwater fish come in a dazzling array of bright colors (at least the males do).

My husband is restarting the tank with fish-not cichlids this time since the tank requires a lot of attention but with little fishies that Emmy got to pick out at the pet store.  When she woke up from her nap she was screaming, "fishies, time pick out fishies".  She was so excited.


Emmy loves fish.  Friends of ours have a koi pond in their backyard.  If we would have let her, she would have jumped right in to play with the fish.


We had gone with my husband and some friends on their annual pilgrimage to Canada to go fishing.  Emmy had a blast catching her first fish.  Okay, so she may have had more fun throwing her princess fishing pole in the lake and watching my husband fish it out with the net.


We are now the proud owners of some red-tailed sharks, corys, Buenos Aires tetras, and some marigold wag swordtails.  Emmy even picked out a little house for the fishies to live in.  She now likes to stand on a small chair in front of the tank calling, "Here fishy, fishies. Where are you?"

They are right there Emmy, swimming right past your little nose.  Her squeals of delight are priceless.

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16 comments:

Brimful Curiosities said...

Has she seen that sesame street skit with Ernie and Bert...the "Heeeeeere Fishy Fishy Fishy" one? It is hilarious.

Chantel said...

That's cute that she likes fish. It's great to teach kids about responsibility for a pet, even at that age. :) We had fish for awhile when my kids were younger but it was so much work.

Sarah said...

Awee. Those are adorable pictures. And fish are really, really interesting! My little one loves them, too!

blueviolet said...

This is going to be so much fun for her!! I love it!!!

Newlyweds Guide Francesca said...

What a sweet story! I hope the fishies realize how loved they are.

parenting ad absurdum said...

My kids adore fish! I find them a little spooky, myself, but I'm trying to get over it for their sake...

Bridgette said...

Very cool! I enjoyed your post! Happy Wordless Wednesday. :)

Marlynn said...

adorable! we're thinking about getting fish for our 5-year-old. not sure our tank will be as large - that's some fish tank! :)

RobMonroe said...

That's a whole lot of fishiness! Fun shots!

Happy WW!

J. L. W. said...

Before marrying my husband, the only fish I had had as an adult was a Beta fish. While I am not overly fond of fish, I find my daughter's love for them endearing. I couldn't help getting caught up in the excitement of shopping for our new pets.

J. L. W. said...

Thanks for all the wonderful comments!

Lourie said...

So stinkin' cute! Haha. I love the picture of her by the pond. That one is priceless. We just acquired fish...again. Sigh. Maybe these guys will last longer.

Ms Bibi said...

That's so sweet. My kids love fish as well. We used to have a fish tank, but when we moved we gave the fish to the pet store and I am not very excited about starting it again.

J. L. W. said...

*Sigh*...I am afraid that some of our fish may not make it the week since we just started up the tank again and are waiting for it to cycle. It pains me to say that since I am a girly girl and cringe at the thought of scooping out and flushing dead fish.

I have already warned my husband about calling them the "sacrificial fish" in front of our daughter.

samsstuff said...

So sweet!

We had fish, when I was young. It was fun watching them swim around.

Stopping by from SITS to say hi!

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

I love fish. It's been so long since we've had a large fish tank. I hope you'll be posting photos in the future. I'd love to see them!
Thanks so much for stopping by my place yesterday. Have a great day.

Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud
@TweetingMama

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