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Angels

I had two in the tank, and one died.
I replaced it. The replacement died.
Instantly I returned to the fish shop. They looked in the tank from which they fished me the new angel, there was a dead fish floating on top, so they knocked the money off my next purchase.  Now I have a lone angel, who chases the other fish around. It displeases me to think of animals that naturally shoal being alone. BUT:

Angels are aggressive and territorial. The possibility exists that second dead angel, despite having been in a dodgy shop tank, was not a victim of ill health but of murder; that  existing angel killed both the others, or stressed them out chasing them til they died.  Angels either pair or decidedly don't,  becoming best buddies, or worst enemies, carving out swathes of territory and fighting each other at every opportunity. The former is more likely, though not guaranteed, if they are male and female but angel genders are extremely hard to determine, even by experts.  And I do not trust those idiots in the shop, who told me that gouramis and angels could live together in a tank;  a cursory google advises the contrary, that such a plan would be the  piscine equivalent of Hannibal Lecter and Norman Bates sharing an end-of-terrace.

Getting another angel means that if it is smaller, it could be bullied, if it is bigger the angel already here could be bullied. There is always a hierarchy,enforced by, I don't know, however a fish that is basically a profile enforces its opinions.

Christ these are mean difficult buggers. No wonder God threw them out of Heaven.

I am going to call this one  Samael.

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