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Meet Moe – one would think that Moe is just a fish. But as with all my other animal friends, there is also a story about Moe. It is now almost 5 years ago that I went for a routine visit to a local aquarium shop to pick up needed supplies. While there, I walked around to check out what was new in the water world. I came up to a tank in which a solitary red, funny shaped fish regally floated around. I stopped, leaned closer to the glass and he immediately backed-up, swimming backwards. I thought I just strike a conversation with this funny creature so I said :”Hi there you cute little thing” – and this cute thing dove to the bottom, picked up a stone in his mouth and spat it straight at the glass I was leaning towards. It really surprised me and I knew if there ever was a love at first sight with a fish, this was it! And as it happens, this happened on Valentines day and this creature was actually a heart shaped parrot fish. I went home and told David that I found him the perfect Valentines Day gift for me and we had to go get it right away before someone else does. So we did – that was a long time ago and as much as I didn’t expect to have this fish for more than like two years – he hangs on real well and is the boss of the tank we now have.
Oh – and the name? I love “Finding Nemo” – no surprise there I guess. And I thought that my fish looks kind of like Nemo, except without the white stripes. So I gave him half of that name and called him Moe. The funny thing is that the owner of that aquarium store Moe came from – lady with a great sense of humour, started calling all their heart-shaped parrot fishes “Moe”. And when I came to the store, she would greet me with :”Hi there Moe’s mom!”
Moe now rules the tank – he “landscapes” the scenery to his liking and often has a sort of a “tug of war” with arrangements with David – he will move plants, rocks and any other items where he wants them – not where we would like them. But that’s what makes him special. Plus the fact that he always looks like he is smiling – it’s good to have a smiling face at home at all times!
Do you have a fish with a story? Or do you actually have a heart shaped parrot fish? Let me know – I would love to hear all about your special wet friend!