08 November 2005


On his last birthday we thought it would be a good idea to give LightBoy an aquarium. He thought it was a good idea too. We've had great fun stocking this tank. It is what is known as a community tank. That is, there is no one fish ... we have lots of different kinds of fish. And snails. LOTS of snails. When we started we only had two snails. For some reason it never occurred to us that the snails might reproduce. But they have. Cheerfully (I guess). Plentifully. Often. Now we have many little snail-lets cruising around the tank. Little Garys for those of you Sponge-Bob fans.

So we called our local aquarium supplier to ask them to take our overflow. We thought maybe they could sell our snail-lets. We didn't want them to buy the snails; we are willing to give them back. But here is how the conversation went:

LightHusband: "We bought two snails from you several months ago. Now we have about 50 snails. Can you take some of them back?"

Aquarium Supplier: "Well, we have too many snails too. We recommend a product called 'Had-A-Snail. One half cup in your tank and all your snails will die."

LightHusband: "oh ... well ... thank you then."

Anybody want a snail? We have a few ...


Blogger Rebecca said...

So what's involved in snail care? No bloodworms I presume? Can you use a fish bowl as opposed to a tank? Is it complicated?

11/08/2005 09:23:00 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

Perhaps you should ask LightBoy if he'd like to try escargot?

11/12/2005 10:15:00 PM  

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