Living with any creature brings Nature into your home. Living with fish gives you a window into their world. You become an observer, lacking true understanding, perhaps, but learning to recognise the behaviours and the silent language expressed by movement, interaction, and even colour.
There are the ones who will come to the glass to remind you they would like to be fed. They watch you as much as you watch them and recognise your movements, knowing when the net the vacuum or the fish food is about to be deployed.
There are others who die and tumble through the plants and wood, playing tag, chase and some type of aquatic football with whatever debris they can find. There is the bully… the most splendid fish in the tank… who spends all his time in hiding, until he comes out to prevent any other fish from eating first. His colours…
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