Sammy in his old, small aquarium
Sammy eating bubbles and brine shrimp
having a snack
zipping around like crazy
Sammy and Jackie during their first
days together (late Oct 2001):
Sammy and Jackie dancing
view of Jackie and part of Sammy
profiles of both
nice pic of them swimming side-by-side
and Sammy showing off their acrobatic skills
around the rock
blurry pic of Jackie chasing Sammy
chasing alongside Jackie. Now it's usually the other way around, but at first he
was so happy to see another fish, he just wouldn't leave her alone!
watches Jackie checking out her reflection
Sammy and Jackie on 17 Dec 2001:
Isn't this just the cutest thing ever? I came home from
class to find Jackie and Sammy fast sleep in the corner of their tank. Jackie had her chin
resting in a plant. Aww...
Finally starting to wake up.
More from December 2001:
Closeup of Jackie
trying in vain to dislodge a flake from above the waterline.
doesn't have any better luck.
Looking down on both fish
up at Jackie from below
in profile, showing how big he's getting!
Sammy is not a pillow!
does her best vaccuum cleaner impression! LOL
Jackie swimming around
Pics from January 18th, 2002
Sammy and Jackie, sleeping side-by-side!
slightly different angle
peeking through a plant
Sammy wonders why Jackie's lurking in the plant
that evening, Sammy was sleeping underneath a plant. The way the leaf is over his
head, it looks like he's wearing a hat! LOL!
another angle of Sammy's "hat."
Pics from January 27th, 2002
I got more fishies! Meet my baby fantails, Tony and Mellie!
and Mellie explore their new tank
creates an optical illusion with the reflection on the side of the tank. There
really are only two fish in there, honestly!
Sammy and Jackie stare at me as if to say, "You got
MORE fish?! What's wrong with us?" Don't worry, guys, I still love you
bunches and heaps. That's why I bought them a new, bigger rock. :-) Jackie
scraped off a couple scales trying to squeeze through the old, smaller one.
A view of
Sammy and Jackie's tank with the new rock and the quasi-new "No Fishing" sign.
Pictures from 20 Feb 2002:
Mellie and Addy, the latest addition
Pictures from 24 Feb 2002:
and Jackie are now in a new 25-gallon tank!
hamming it up for the camera
"Yeah, yeah, bigger tank, new plants, blah blah...FEED US!"
and Addy wonder what all the excitement is next door
Pictures from 16 March 2002:
Sammy with the cute "No Fishing" sign
Sammy does a lil' dance
somewhat blurry pic of Jackie twisting to look right at me
Jackie peeks through the rock
showing off her back markings
Jackie showing off her side markings
Pictures from 27 March 2002:
three babies got scared when I had to put medicine in the tank, and they all hid under
their favorite plant. Sorry, guys! I had to treat Addy's fin rot!
and Mellie discuss the situation
was the most frightened, but Mellie's a big scaredy-fish, too!
Pictures from 15 April 2002:
Tony, Mellie and Addy have an afternoon frolic.
The three babies doing their ferris wheel
impression. (Hard to tell in a still picture, but trust me it's funny!)
Addy watches me while Tony and Mellie bonk heads!
Pictures from 4 July 2002:
"babies" are now in a 37-gallon tank!
near the tree
Addy and Mellie hide in a dip in the gravel, looking
scared. They still weren't used to the huge tank! ;)
gone off exploring, but Addy's still cowering!
Mellie and Tony warily regard the nut with the camera
Pictures from 16 July 2002:
Smooch! Sammy and Jackie kissing!
hard to play hide-and-seek in an aquarium. There are so few hiding spots!
nice shot of Sammy
and Jackie putting on a show, hoping I'll feed them
looking for food
looking especially rotund
part of "feed us" don't you understand?
Pictures from August 2002:
Sammy shows off his latest move: the sideways
Sammy and Jackie say "Hello!"
looking gorgeous and round. This is the pic that earned him the nickname
"The Orange Gentleman." ;)
Addy vaccuuming up pellets from the gravel
bottomfeeds with her tail fanned out
Pictures from 17 Sept 2002:
Sammy and Jackie sound asleep! (What is it that's so
cute about sleeping fishies?) Notice how much of Jackie's orange has turned into
Pictures from the rest of 2002:
Jackie's losing most of her orange now.
Sammy cruising through the bubble curtain.
head-on view of Addy pouting.
Addy and Mellie.
Mellie showing me that her mouth is empty, implying it
should have food in it...
Jackie, also with open mouth. Note the reduced amount
caught by the camera in mid-barrel-roll!
Sammy using Jackie as a pillow during their afternoon nap.
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