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Still snail-less on shopping trip 3.

February 11th, 2011 at 10:41 am

So I took the youngest to the fancy pet store today, intending to leave with a snail. They had only one selection of snails. It was a tank filled with goldfish and snails. At first, I thought Eureka! Then, I noticed that the tank was instead littered with the corpses of snails. Only a handful were still living.

The girl working there was "like yeah. Some goldfish like the at the snails. Some don't." The carnage. But, there was potential. I bought a $1.74 plant out of the live plant tank, hoping I might get a hitch-hiker.

And, in the goldfish tank filled with snail corpses, I spotted a lonely clown pleco. I was not wanting to go this route, but it will stay small (mx 4 inches, vs 12), AND supposedly, it won't attack my goldfish. The girl assured me it would eat my algae and be peaceful. I paid through the nose for that little guy. $9.99.

And, now that I am home on the Internet I find out that clown plecos can't live on algae, need warmer water than I have in my tank AND need wood to eat. Seriously? I quit.

They are now all in the tank. The pleco looks stunned, like someon hit him over the head. He's probably mad that his new place isn't as swank as his tank at the pet store.

Anyway, let's hope this works. I have snail fatigue.

In other news, I deposited a $500 freelance check in the mail today. On Monday, when it clears, I will send

$250 to IRA
$175 to college
$75 to car

I'm also waiting on a $600 check for another project. It should be here any day! Can't wait to put SOMETHING toward the goals.

2 Responses to “Still snail-less on shopping trip 3.”

  1. Jerry Says:

    I tried to buy a new goldfish for my daughter for New Year's, and they refused unless I would buy a small aquarium. Um, I am a student... it ain't happening. They were totally rude, and it leads to a lost sale and no future business from me. Our last goldfish lived almost two years in a bowl, (seemingly quite happily, I might add) and would still be here if not for my mother-in-law getting creative with the feeding regimen. People don't know what they are doing in business, obviously, because there is no longer any insurance of customer service.
    Jerry

  2. Jerry Says:

    I tried to buy a new goldfish for my daughter for New Year's, and they refused unless I would buy a small aquarium. Um, I am a student... it ain't happening. They were totally rude, and it leads to a lost

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