We'd like to introduce you to the newest member of our household.... Gilbert - so named by Alex.
He was Alex's birthday gift from the two of us (we thought it was a fitting present considering the party's theme). He's a beta fish, also known as Siamese Fighting Fish, and doesn't like company (which takes care of any future "I want another fish" conversations).
When I was in college I had (and killed) several beta fish. But despite my previous track record, they're actually quite fun! If they see another male (or a reflection of themselves, thinking it's another male), they'll spread their fins in display - similar to a peacock. And when they're happy ... they make bubbles! It's really cute to look in the little bowl and see bubbles floating on top - it's like a mini-bubble bath!
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