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Nicked Some Names
Posted on June 19, 2009 by freshwater
Goldfish can be simultaneously lovely but comical in appearance. A cutie like Clem is ripe (pun-intended) for all sorts of nicknames. His formal name (Clement Tine) is citrus in origin (orangein?). (A Clementine is a variety of small orange.)


One cute name deserves another, though, so I sometimes call him Clemmie, C.T., or Spork (head like a spoon, tail like a fork).

If he can read lips, he's probably confused!

Oh My Darlin' Clement Tine
Posted on June 14, 2009 by freshwater
You know how you visit an animal shelter absolutely determined just to look, and next thing you know you've got a rowdy, yappy puppy bouncing off your walls? That happens at fish stores, too. (Except for the yapping part. And the puppy part.)

I confess! Yesterday I got a new fish from Asia, even though I swore I wouldn't. Meet Mr. Clement Tine (aka Clem N. Tine):


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