How do you convince your would be/want to be oceanographer 11 year old that she should go out and buy ANOTHER fish after seven of them have died in 2 months?
We have 7+ (the plus sign is because her last fish was pregnant) gravestones under the tree in our front yard.
Fish # 1: "J.J." Cause of death? Chlorinated water Length of life? 4 days.
Fish # 2: "Luigi" Cause of death? It was killed by her cousin's fish (we were fish sitting). Length of life? 1 week.
Fish # 3 and # 4: "Hermoine and Ron" Cause of death? Water. Length of life? 2 weeks.
Fish # 5 and # 6: "Fred and George" Cause of death? Water. Length of life? 1 hour.
Fish # 7+: "Moe" Cause of death? An unfortunate accidental suicide. Moe jumped out of her temporary bowl (next to the kitchen sink) and into a soaking enchilada pan in the sink. I noticed the fish was missing and found her fins up in the pan floating next to pieces of soggy tortilla. She was VERY pregnant. H had already bought the breeders net and was wishing for many many babies.
How do you encourage her? After she's invested her own money?