Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Fare thee well, Porthos


Originally, there were four, just like Alexandre Dumas' Musketeers: d'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. They lived together in that 50-gallon tank for nearly a decade, surviving numerous tank cleanings and at least one major move, from Eagle Creek to Meridian Hills. Then d'Artagnan died. Then Athos and Aramis went belly-up in quick succession. Porthos, the largest of the four, survived a couple more years before passing on this week.

It's a general rule of thumb that, the larger the aquarium fish, the longer the life span -- so I suppose it's only fitting that Porthos lived longer than his compatriots. At any rate, a decade is an admirable lifespan for any aquarium fish, even a severum.

Farewell, Porthos du Vallon de Bracieux de Pierrefonds. You were a good fish, and we'll miss you.

4 comments:

SallyP said...

Awwww...sorry about your fish! Aquaman looks sorry too.

TF said...

I'm very sorry for your loss.

But hey. COOLEST.
NAMES.
EVER.

It certainly beats my old 'Peter' and 'Simon' the goldfish. :-)

FoldedSoup said...

Awww... sorry.

Arynne said...

So this time, Porthos is the last to die instead of the first?

Irony, thy name is Fish.