I shall call him Nemo, and he shall be mine, and he shall be my Nemo.*

I came home to find only one of my newest additions swimming in the tank, where before there had been two. And, again, there was a lack of a body, even after a thorough cleaning of the tank, leading me to suspect that I might indeed have a carnivorous fish on the loose.

And to think, if I hadn’t cleaned my filter (I was lazy and didn’t want to but thought I really should) I never would have found him swimming happily in the filter.

First kittens that like to go in fridges, now fish that like to go in filters …

*For those who haven’t seen Finding Nemo, the “Nemo” reference is to when Nemo gets into the filter in a bid to escape. The rest of the line was a reference to one of my favourite lines from the movie where Dory finds a “squishy” to call her own.