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Conjoined Fish!

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Roughly 6 weeks ago I purchased a fish tank on craigslist, and filled it with a few brightly colored fancy guppies. Yes, I know they are prolific breeders, but with the interest my children have in science, I knew it would be an exciting adventure. We had 7 babies about 3 weeks ago, and over the past few days the remaining preggo mamas have popped and we now have upwards of 40 newborn fish.

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Tonight the excitement over baby guppies grew to a fevered pitch when we discovered our conjoined twins!! I’m not sure how long these little ones will be able to survive, I have seperated them from all the other fish, but they can’t seem to swim, they just flip around on the bottom a whole lot. We will enjoy them until the end, and my brother Scott (who is a biologist with a special interest in fish) has asked me to preserve the fish for him if/when it dies. All I have is vodka, no rubbing alcohol at the moment…. Conjoined fish on the rocks, anyone?

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We’re very excited to be fish owners in the winstongang household tonight 🙂

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