My wife gave it up, sort of, she told them I had a fish surprise waiting at home for them however they didn't think it was actually fish. They first looked at the cichlid tank then sat next to me and mentioned something about some sort of surprise i had for them ( I played stupid, OK more than usual). I waited ten minutes and turned to my 5 year and said boy doesn't the tank look nice and clear, she looked over at the tank, then stood up, then ran at it at full speed and gave the tank a great big bear hug and kissed the tank for 5 minutes while screaming WE HAVE NEMO IN OUR HOUSE I CANT BELIEVE IT.
It quieted down a bit and I thought it was over when she ran at me like a charging bull, head down a little too low and nailed me you know where (The wife found it quite amusing) then gave me all kinds Hugs and kisses meanwhile the 3 year old was and at this point still dancing and screaming 2 NEMO's at the top of her lungs. I must say even as i write this and still in pain it was quite an amazing experience and as they say PRICELESS
to see how happy and excited the kids were and still are. Now she want's 1 of every fish from her favorite website Liveaquaria. Oh Boy.
I'm so happy my plan worked.