Friday, February 6, 2009

Cogito, Ergo Sum

As though we needed any more proof that I am a nerd, I am happy to say that I've become the proud mama of two fishies that I have named after French philosophers: a brilliant red betta I've named in honor of the "Father of Modern Philosophy," René Descartes, and a little sucker fish named Voltaire.

While Descartes seems to have settled into the biodome that is my glass bowl fairly well, I'm a little worried about Voltaire. He refuses to eat the algae chips I bought him and there isn't enough algae on the inside of the bowl to sustain a living creature. If he dies, maybe I'll get a guppy and name it Hobbes, after the man who wrote that life is "nasty, brutish, and short."


Chatty Cathy said... got two betas on the day our beloved beta Jacque died. He was a beautiful blue fish. He was spoiled though...he only like the blood worms we got at the Malibu pet store...typical snob. I think he died because he stopped eating his food we got in the Valley.

Lindsay-with-an-A said...

I'm feeding mine pellets, but I think he's anorexic because he only eats one a day. The guys at the pet store said that blood worms wouldn't provide enough nutrition, but he's thoroughly unimpressed by the current fare.

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