Friday, October 5, 2012

Big Fish in a Small Pond

Some years ago I received a cute little black goldfish from a friend who said he (or she) was not happy in his fish tank (or bowl). Jack as he is known was put in my fish pond along with my other goldfish. Jack was happy from the start and it was soon clear that Jack was going to make it big in his new environment. So big that Jack became, in a matter of months, the biggest fish in the pond. Because Jack showed no hostility towards the other fish, it didn't bother me that he was growing so fast. I just assumed that he was happy to be released from his previous caged up life and that he was flourishing under his new friendships. A few days ago I caught all the fish in order to clean the pool and I realised that Jack is probably not a goldfish after all.

Is there anyone out there who could maybe tell me what kind of fish Jack might be?

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