Monday, July 19, 2004


So about a month ago Giselle, Paul and I were shopping at Walmart (I know I'm supposed to be boycotting it but they have items that I can't get anywhere else, no matter what the price).  Giselle wanted to go see the fish so we did and on a whim we bought a Betta (otherwise known as a Chinese Fighting Fish), she picked him out and named him Charlie.  He lives in a fish bowl and eats pellet fish food and live mosquito larvae (we call them squiggles for short).  Every morning we go outside and check my potted plant saucers for the larvae.  When we find some we suck them up with a large eyedropper and squirt them into a cup.  When we have about 10 - 20 we take them inside and feed them to Charlie.  He loves them and has gotten a little fat.  He looks fabulous!  They live about 2 or 3 years but there is no way of knowing how old he was when we got him so who knows how long he will last.  For once it's a good thing to find mosquito larvae in our pans of standing water!

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