Originally Posted by Cattrah
I think the lesson in patience is a good one for her. She likes watching me test the water and asks what the colors mean and if it is good or bad for her future fish. Besides we're headed off to vacation for 10 days so I knew we wouldn't be around to do frequent water changes/testing that with fish cycling takes. Better safe than sorry. It's much easier to deal with impatience than a broken heart.
Speaking of broken hearts, I hope your daughter will understand not to get too attached to the individual fish. Fish are not the most bulletproof pet, and often illness and death occur without warning.