Once upon a time there was a Girl and her fish died.
So she got a new one.
He was a good fish.
One day, while in Wallyworld, The Girl decided that Pete7's bowl needed some jazzing up. Maybe he would appreciate some new rocks? Oh, look! Let's get these glass marble things that are red and gold! Now his bowl will match the color scheme on the table that he resides on!
Pete7 was happy for a few months. To be honest, The Girl never really looked at Pete7. She tossed him food sometimes but never really looked at him.
Until suppertime one night.
The Girl noticed that Pete7 had a giant tumor on his head. So giant that he could hardly swim straight.
Then, The Girl noticed that the pretty rocks were no longer pretty. They were plain and clear.
It appeared that the lead paint on the made in China marbles had flaked off. And now Pete7 had a hideous lump on his head. (I so wanted to take a cheese grater to it to try and "cure" him but Sweety vetoed the idea.)
Coincidence? I think not.
Pete7 fought a good fight and had a nice watery funeral a several weeks later.
I think I'm going to reflect on my pet ownership skills before adopting Pete8.