I saw the most adooorable fish. At petsmart no less. There was a young ryu or a very nice fantail baby about two inches..
gleaming white and nearly a pearlscale, draping veils of fin
a red saddle and one red spot at tail base..
and.. the upper eye LIDs only and the LIPs were red...
one in a million!! And that tanks occupants were on sale.
I was helping my son look through tanks and answering some of his questions
..someone bought her (prolly him)! And goldy keepers grab on to something.
The buyer had bagged this specimin, two oranda and another large fantail, 2 med coments and a 8 inch koi.
They were to go in the pond "to replace the wuns thet didn't make the winter throo" (here is south of seattle). If I didn't have to retrieve my son who was walking off with his boxed 5 gallon I'd have askeedd her right then..how much to hand me her and choose any other you wish on my treat? I lost track of the person by the time we returned the cretin was gone! I was watching a 3 inch feeder fish literally eat a 5 lionhead alive as I searched the tanks for another... one in a million..2 inches..in a Koi pond....