I know many people here loved Rembrandt just as much as I did and even if they didn't know his name, they knew his picture.
Rembrandt died last night after a long 1.6 years with me, I got him at a local store back in December, 3rd 2012. He was a tiny young fish full of spunk and he's what got me into this whole charade with fish and this forum. If it weren't for him, I don't think I'd be where I am today.
He went through a lot with me and I always felt bad that he was more or less my "test" fishy, he saw me through the bad times when I had no idea what a Cycle was and my good times when I finally learned how to properly plant tanks. I've learned so much through keeping him and I will never ever forget him, my buddy through all this time and my teacher.
Swim in Peace my friend, I hope one day to see you again.
Through a broken heart, I wanted to share pictures of him to honor him and take you through his life with me.
My tiny little pet store fish, just about a month after I bought him and he finally started to eat!
I didn't even know what HM was at this point but I knew he was something special and beautiful.
With some kinks in his fins I grew to love him so very much.
I learned about fin biting and how after two weeks of seeing his neighbor, he finally settled down and started to regrow his fins.
I learned to not push those PetSmart cup lid tabs down to the water or otherwise a fish is liable to bump his head on it...
I also learned just how fast a fish can heal given the proper care.
And how silly he could be sometimes.
But most importantly, how quickly one little fish can swim his way into your heart and stay there forever.
My huge tailed...
Perfect Mustard Gas...
Mr. Blue Lips
I know it's not real but I'd like to think that these last few pictures he gave me just a couple day's ago was his way of trying to cheer me up for Aero's death just this past Saturday.
Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen
-Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce (M*A*S*H)
Also an honorable mention to my PK Aero, a true Rainbow of a Fish.
April 24, 2013-August 9th, 2014
And Hawkeye (Named for Marvel's Hawkeye) a PetCo baby VT, named for his purple toned color. A vicious but lovable fish.
August 18th, 2013-August 14th, 2014