I totally didn't know that! I mean, I've never really seen anything come out of a fish. I guess I just thought that those food flakes were so highly nutritious that they absorbed every last little bit.
But now I know that fish poop. And so does Gabi. Oh, and Gilberto and my mom, because I believe in spreading knowledge. And probably the neighbors, because when I saw what I saw, I yelled very loudly in my astonishment, right next to the open patio door.
Me: Gabi! Hurry, get over here! Look! Goldy's pooping!
Gabi: How do you know?
Me: Look at her bottom. See the poop getting pushed out?
Gabi: Yeah! Wow! She's really pooping!
Me: Oh, more is coming out! It's just hanging there! I wonder when it will fall off. Isn't this fun?
Gabi: Yeah. Watching Goldy's poop fall off is fun!
Hey, at least I was able to share my excitement with someone who understands.
I can't exactly go to the office and say I discovered that fish poop by watching it in action. I don't think I'd get a lot of high fives with that little bit of information about how my weekend went.
We watched as Tiara also pooped, and then thought it'd be fun to go around the tank and try to identify more droppings. And based on what we found, those little buggers poop a lot.
Am I going to have to clean that up? Or will the feeder fish do that for me? If not, are there poop eating fish? Or little poop cleaning sea worms? Or something? Because I am just not going to be able to deal with that water when cleaning time comes knowing that there is fish poop fermenting in it.
One thing's for sure, those fish are NOT starving. Based on all the poop, they are probably getting overfed. Leave it to me to pick the fish with the eating disorders. I've fallen for their frantic begging for the last time.