A fish tail

One of our fish has been acting strangely for a very long time, nearly a year. All of the other fish have been fine, so we knew it was just something with that fish, and the way it behaved at times made us think it had had a stroke. Now, after a long stretch of strange behaviour, Berns the 2nd has died.

The final resting pose of Berns the 2nd


It is not as upsetting as last time a fish died, because I’ve been expecting this for a long time. I also had a plan for when she died – I gave the school a call and donated her body for medical research. This meant that I had to get Berns’ body there, which proved to be tricky based on the size of the fish.

This cooler box will just have to do


Apparently the fish was a hit, and the biology lesson was a bit more interesting, and a bit more messy than usual.

Go well Berns, your craziness in the pond will be missed.

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