Fishies in Da Hood
I've mentioned this, yes?
Back in the middle of July Upstairs Neighbor Lady had her nephew visiting. He's about Chunky's age and they freaking hit it off.
Upstairs Neighbor Lady had plans to take her nephew to her church's little annual street carnival and asked if Chunky could go with. I didn't mind and gave Chunky a couple of bucks to get swindled out of playing the carnival games.
He came back with not a stuffed animal or some plastic crap toy--he came back with the coveted carnival goldfish.
That week the boys went out and bought the goldfish, whom Chunky decided to name "Leo," some chlorine remover, a big canister of fish flakes and some gravel for the bowl he came in.
I kept prepping Chunky for the inevitable. I kept telling him not to get attached to Leo because these fair fish always die young.
But here it is October--a good few months from July, and Leo's still kickin' it!
Moochie LOVES Leo!!!!
Now I've mentioned our cool Basement Neighbor right? He's friends with everyone in the neighborhood.
So when Guy Next Door was moving this weekend to North Carolina and packing up his stuff, he asked Basement Neighbor if he knew anyone that would be interested in taking his fish tank off his hands.
Basement Neighbor immediately thought of Chunky. Chunky ran the idea by me and next thing you know, he's got a sweet ass self-contained little 25 gallon aquatic ecosystem in his bedroom.
There's a buttload of real plants in there, a shrimp, tons of snails and lots of Danios. And baby Danios!!!!
Talk about sweet! What a set up! There's a heater, filters, lights and even a timer on the lights. At night the lights turn to this psychedelic black-moon light.
Chunky was a little nervous about the responsibility of taking care of these fish, but I told him it's not going to be that hard. The plants, snails and shrimp keep the water clean and all he's really going to have to do is feed them and every now and then top off the tank when the water evaporates.
Such cool neighbors! Such cool fish!