Jan 27 2002 - Feb 24, 2003
Tony came from the same pet store as Sammy and Jackie, on the same day as Mellie. It was then I knew I had serious OGD (Obsessive Goldfish Disorder)! I saw that little white face looking up at me from behind the glass, and I knew I had to have him! Tony was always the runt. Besides being small, he had a tripod tail (not welcome with breeders) and when I got him part of his anal fin was missing. It healed up and he grew to be a very pretty fish. For thirteen wonderful months he was a part of my life, and I'll never forget him. He suddenly stopped eating, and two days later he passed away. He will be missed. :-(
Species: Carassius auratus (a.k.a. goldfish) of the Fantail variety
Size: About four inches.
Gender: Unknown but I referred to him as male.
Hobbies: Trying to act tough despite being the runt of the group. He also, um, sometimes, er...likedtoeatpoop. >_<
Dislikes: Getting buffeted by the water stream coming down from the filter, being bullied by bigger fish, when the other fish are resting and he wanted to play
Diet: TetraFin flakes and other assorted flakes and pellets. He never liked the NutraFinMax brand flakes, though. He usually zipped right to the feeding corner to get the first bite.
Habitat: A 37-gallon tank near my computer. He was previously in a 5 1/2 and a 10 gallon tank, but, well...fish grow!
Tankmates: Mellie and Addy
Nicknames: My grandma called Tony "Whitey" sometimes.
Namesakes: I was thinking of unisex names, and I thought of Tony/Toni. "Tony da Fish" sounded like a mobster, which cracked me up. ("You're gonna sleep wit' da fishes! Er...you know what I mean...") Then I started looking for a second name for the other fish coming home that day, and my mom suggested I name them after Antonio Banderas (*drool*) and Melanie Griffith. I got to use Tony after all, and Mellie worked with it!
Photo Album: Watch Tony grow and change
Tony's Memorial at a Pet Memory site