Monday, December 7, 2009

"Crunch"


... that is the sound I'm guessing is echoing off the inside of our fish tank right now. For the past year I've had a variety of interesting fish, all living harmoniously in the corner of our apartment. Two weeks ago I made a pet store run and saw these fun little fish called jellybean parrot cichlids. I usually research every fish we put in our tank, but I bought two of these on a whim. At the time I thought "how could they hurt anything, they look like little round gold fish.

I was sadly mistaken. Infact, I think these were genetically engineered as fish assassins, disguised as goldfish. As soon as I introduced them to our tank the larger of the two went to work, and since then he's taken out his partner (or perhaps his competition), and quite possibly four out of seven shrimp. Today, as I write this, I'm certain the battle continues.
If I'm wrong and these species are generally happy fish ... then we must have the Jason Bourne of parrot fish. I'm not sure if I should take it back to the store, or sell it to the CIA.

6 comments:

David Hohn said...

Really excellent sketches! Had a great time looking through your blog.

Alex said...

'genetically engineered fish assassins' - genius

Love the sketch mate

mamazilla said...

LOL! "the jason bourne of parrot fish"... the illustration is stunning... and the accompanying blog post is hysterical. :)

Dave said...

I like the sketchbook appearance. great values.

Coreopsis said...

What a funny story! My fishtank is stocked only with "feeder fish"--but they live a surprisingly long time. This was great--and I love the drawing!

Art Fan Ako said...

Nice sketch! Morbid but awesome!