He still does have a following! Sparky will live on in the hearts and minds of those followers, forever. . . his harem of pink snails lives on - spreading The Word of Spark to the world, one tank at a time (right now, my Kindy tank) The Sparkster will not be forgotten, but he will be so missed. . .
. . . not so sure about the reincarnation as a space alien, but amused nonetheless - writing is so good for the soul. *hugs*
Meg, I'm still too sad about this, Sparky was the greatest, I loved him. . . I am SO happy that you gave him a good home, and took the best care of him that you could. He never did get the giant tank you were working so hard to give him, but he was so much happier with you than he would have been if you'd left him where you found him - temp flux and included. Plus he had his pelletses, which brought him great joy!
He was almost unable to turn around in the shop tank when you found him, I can only imagine the invisible damage those early days in that tiny tank did to him. I wish people understood how important it is to give future 'monster' fish the space they need to grow and develop properly from a young age.
I'm so happy that you brought him home to love, and shared the experience with all of us. . . I'll miss the sweet sausage and his all-knowing and wise beady little eyes. . . and that adorable tum, stuffed full of pelletssssss.
*smiles in fondest memory of Sparky*