Two or three years ago, we bought each of the kids a 10 cent feeder goldfish. We have certainly gotten our money's worth out of them...they seem to be hardier than the fancy varieties we've had in the past, and they are social little things who love to "talk" to anyone who walks near the aquarium. Sadly, Abigail's died a couple of weeks ago. She was predictably upset by this, but we soon took her to choose a replacement, and all is right with the world again (the price has increased to twenty cents now, but we figured we could still swing it!).
Abigail took this picture so that everyone on the blog could meet her new fish, Orange Stripe (whose nickname, as I was instructed to explain, is W. Orange, with the "W" standing for "White").