Friday, May 1, 2015

Catching up

I'm spending the weekend at home as the MIL is accommodating house guests from out of town. Not much has changed in TTDI, except the glass in the fish tank has turned a vivid disgusting green due to algae growth.

It can't be good for the fish, you say, and you're right. The corydoras, one of the hardier fish species around, are dead. They're lying bleached and still on the bottom of the tank, and even the scavenging ravenous shrimp are done with the remains.

The 4 glass catfish appear to be present, but I feel it's only a matter of time before they're found motionless. They usually huddle under a plant near the bottom of the tank, but right now, they're circling under the surface of the water, apparently hopefully. I don't know where the tetras are.

Elsewhere, the wee skinny white kitten my 2 neighbours co-adopted (one feeds her, the other houses her) has waxed incredibly plump and sleek. She spends her days lounging in my overgrown garden, eyeing the neighbour's other cat warily.

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