Remember Albert, our algae eater?
It seems he has grown ornery in his old age. He killed all our other fish.
Granted, I can’t say that for sure, but when I came downstairs a couple of weeks ago, the neons were all dead, and their little fins were showing signs of a struggle.
Now we’re supporting a murderer, and we’re afraid to get any other fish to put in the tank, for fear they also will become a midnight snack while we’re sleeping.
Albert hides in his cave all day (probably out of guilt), and isn’t really offering the interaction with nature that we were looking for out of an aquarium.
It seems cruel to just flush him, doesn’t it? But I can’t say I’m not tempted to do so.