Our Organic Fish, Couple 3: Zusammen and Entgegen

Entgegen (the small, dark fish) and Zusammen (the big, white and orange fish) . photo taken by my roommate, Danielle

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y.—The weekend Danielle and I returned to St. Bonaventure from winter recess, we headed over to the same Wal-Mart to buy some more scaly unpettable pets—for the third time. (more…)

Our Organic Fish, Couple 2: Fischer and Newman

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y.–I turned the light of the fish tank on and off continuously for about 5 seconds. After practically giving both Fischer and Newman seizures, I dropped a pinch of goldfish flakes into the tank for mealtime.

My roommate looked up from her organic chemistry book and gives me a confused look.

“I’m Pavlov training our fish!” I excitedly explained.


Our Organic Fish, Couple 1: Cis and Trans

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y.—Danielle, my roommate, and I have been adopting couples of fish from the Wal-Mart in Olean, N.Y. since September 2009. Pay around $5 per fish, fill the tank, introduce the scaly creatures to their new home and pray that they live.

Cis (orange goldfish), Trans (gray catfish) and Petri (purple dinosaur) . photo taken by me