Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Survival of the Fattest

I bought a few goldfishes for our turtle tank to add some color and variety to the otherwise drab school of guppies. The turtles had been peacefully coexisting with the other fishes for over 5 surprise with all the pro-vegetarian messages sent out by movies like Finding Nemo and Shark Tale.

No sooner did I introduce the new goldfishes that the turtles showed a sudden fascination for them and in an few minutes were snapping on the fishes and chasing them around. By the end of the week, not only did 3 of my 4 goldfishes get eaten up by the turtles but so did the entire school of guppies. Speaking with the petshop owner, I learnt that these goldfishes are considered breeder fishes in turtle tanks and seeing them the turtles took a renewed interest in fishes and turned pesco-vegetarian.

One particular goldfish however showed strong urge to voraciously consumed the turtle food and in time grew to 10 times its original size! It now became too large for the turtles to pursue and eat.

This is an amazing story about the survival of the fittest fattest!

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