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My Fish Commits Suicide!

Sensing the need to start a new hobby, I along with my self proclaimed “expert” wife ventured out to Russell Market in Shivaji Nagar area. We found a small nice shop which seemed to specialize in anything remotely connected with fishes. Since it the first time that I am venturing into this hobby, I decided to start small. I picked up a small bowl, a net, 2 gold fishes and some fish food. All of this together cost me just 150 rupees. This proved to be an eye opener, as I was under the impression that this hobby is an expensive one.

The Other Buddy Who Still Lives...

The Other Buddy Who Still Lives...

Back home, my deed of cleaning the fish bowl, transferring the fishes to their new home and feeding them was reminiscent to a kid playing with his new set of toys! I spent 2 days feeding and talking to them. Today morning, I found one of the fish dead in the bowl. “Must be the water” is what my in house expert suggested. I always knew that people had difficulty adjusting with me, but committing suicide within 2 days was the first that I have experienced

I have taken a vow to do everything possible to ensure that the other one survives. I cleaned the bowl in the morning and put some fresh feed before leaving for office. Don’t want the other bugger also dying on me!

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  1. Jose Augustin
    February 16, 2009 at 12:12 pm

    An Update: My other fish also committed suicide 😦

  2. Mambo
    February 18, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Oh! Sad to hear that. You should be punished for what you have done.
    BTW, in malayalam there is a saying ‘Konna paapam thinnal theerum’ which means if you kill something you should eat that (n/a for human beings) to get rid of the sin.
    I would suggest you to stay away from these kind of deadly hobbies.

  3. SP
    April 21, 2009 at 8:13 am

    The fish needs oxygen. You need to buy a small Oxygen pump and it will survive. Most people think a gold fish bowl is enough. It is not. Also buy your fishes from the Cubbon Park govt aquarium.

    • April 21, 2009 at 9:29 am

      @SP: Thanks for those tips. I am definitely going to try putting in an oxygen pump in the bowl and see.

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