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Charlie

Meet Charlie.

 

Charlie has been a valued member of our family for at least 6-8 years.

 

Charlie joined the family with 5 other goldfish one day when a very young Mawin asked his Mum for  some fish we saw at a Bangkok footpath stall. We bought a tiny plastic bowl with a small electric filter and a couple of plastic waterplants, and the stallholder gave us the fish for free, saying "These fish are very common and worth only about 5 baht [US$0.12] each"...indeed, they were very unimpressive looking fish.

 

After about 24 hours, Mawin lost interest in the fish, and so I looked after them.  Within 2 weeks, Charlie was the only fish still with us!

 

Charlie keeps growing, and this is his 4th bowl. He has survived a 6 hour trip, in a plastic bag with about 1 litre of water, from Bangkok to our new house. He has transformed into a gorgeous fish, with lovely flowing veils of fin and tail. I feed him 3 times each day, and often let him suck one of my fingers. I have put a couple of marbles in the bowl with the pebbles, and Charlie makes quite a lot of noise moving the marbles about and re-arranging the pebbles.

 

About 18 months ago we gave him to the Village school, as they had an enormous tank with just a few small fish in it. After about 6 hours I went to the school and rescued Charlie, as the concerned teachers reported that the local fish had attacked Charlie and eaten off all his lovely fins and tail...they quickly grew back...

 

Our cats have little interest in Charlie, except for Mek and Little Mum who often play near his bowl and are perhaps thinking of a fish feast.

Mek and Charlie

Charlie

Meet Charlie.

 

Charlie has been a valued member of our family for at least 6-8 years.

 

Charlie joined the family with 5 other goldfish one day when a very young Mawin asked his Mum for  some fish we saw at a Bangkok footpath stall. We bought a tiny plastic bowl with a small electric filter and a couple of plastic waterplants, and the stallholder gave us the fish for free, saying "These fish are very common and worth only about 5 baht [US$0.12] each"...indeed, they were very unimpressive looking fish.

 

After about 24 hours, Mawin lost interest in the fish, and so I looked after them.  Within 2 weeks, Charlie was the only fish still with us!

 

Charlie keeps growing, and this is his 4th bowl. He has survived a 6 hour trip, in a plastic bag with about 1 litre of water, from Bangkok to our new house. He has transformed into a gorgeous fish, with lovely flowing veils of fin and tail. I feed him 3 times each day, and often let him suck one of my fingers. I have put a couple of marbles in the bowl with the pebbles, and Charlie makes quite a lot of noise moving the marbles about and re-arranging the pebbles.

 

About 18 months ago we gave him to the Village school, as they had an enormous tank with just a few small fish in it. After about 6 hours I went to the school and rescued Charlie, as the concerned teachers reported that the local fish had attacked Charlie and eaten off all his lovely fins and tail...they quickly grew back...

 

Our cats have little interest in Charlie, except for Mek and Little Mum who often play near his bowl and are perhaps thinking of a fish feast.

Mek and Charlie

comments (8)

Il est beau avec ses nageoires qui ressemblent à  des voiles. Les chats semblent très intéressés.
Ray: J'imagine que Charlie fait une danse voile quand il se déplace, Martine. Je pense que les deux chats pensent plus que Charlie semble gracieux et succulent. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Oct 2017, 07:15
What a fine story! Your love for the animals is really amazing and wonderful. What does Mawin say now about Charlie? Why do you say "fish" and not "fishes"?
Ray: It has been a great surprise to me to find that goldfish communicate with their humans, Philine.

Mawin pays zero attention to Charlie! sad

The plural of "fish" is "fish"..."Fishes" is more a Biblical usage than everyday English.
Bonjour Ray
Une bien jolie histoire ..Charlie est vraiment superbe ..souhaitons lui encore de belles années de vie
bonne journée
Ray: Charlie semble très sincère, Claudine ... Je pense qu'il pourrait avoir une longue vie!
The fish is a survivor!
Ray: He has certainly earned my admiration, Bill.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Oct 2017, 09:59
Let's hope he doesn't become lunch!
Ray: I have been watching closely, Chris, and get the impression Charlie has everything under control.
It is a fine looking fish Ray, I hope your cats never manage to get him.
Ray: My observations tell me Charlie has things under control, Brian.
I am expecting Charlie is soon going to be a fish dinner. Purr-C, a next door cat got a fish every year the first week of fishing season. We could never understand how he knew.
Ray: Ha Ha

I think Charlie is getting the new cats under his spell.
Lucky Charlie - he could have been eaten by those other fish!
Ray: Charlie looked like he had been in a major fight when I rescued him, Tom, but was 100% again within a few weeks.

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