given name - nickname - Spanish translation
Rosario - Rosie - pink
Luminosa - Luma - bright
Raya - Raya - stripe
We bought 3 glowfish from a pretty sweet little aquarium store over on 90th south and 9th east. Now typically, I tend to want to get angelfish, tetras and betas. But they have a tendency to really not like our water. Let me illustrate; we have gone through about 1 fish in the last year because our water hasn't been at EXACTLY the right levels in regards to ammonia and stuff. Along with that and a bad case of ich we lost 1 beta, 1 swordtail, 3 tetras, 2 platys, 1 molly, 1 frog, 1 albino bushy-nosed pleco, and a batch of experimental goldfish (I don't remember exactly how many). Of course, we didn't add them all at once, we did things by the book... but our little fishes just would survive.
This is a last ditch effort to see if we can revive the idea of keeping an aquarium. We let the tank sit for 2 months without any fish to make sure it got through it's bio-whatever-cycles, had the water tested... AGAIN... and bought the hardiest fish known to man. Apparently they use glowfish as testers in polluted waters. These guys can survive anything.
As a side note Leah LOVES LOVES LOVES these 'shishees.' She says hi to Way (Raya), Buma (Luma), and my personal favorite Fwoshie (Rosie - wouldn't it just be easier to eliminate all the extra letters she's putting in there?). As we leave the house, Leah has taken to saying goodbye to the fishes and waves to the tank.