John F and I went out and got a pet fish today during lunch. We’d wanted to get one for a while, but with the holidays approaching, the end of 2007 was not the time. Our knowledge about domesticated fish was increased exponentially after just two minutes with the pet store’s kindly fish-man (an actual man, not some creepy half-man, half-fish hybrid). Did you know that a fish can live in a bag for two hours? Did you know that beta fish and goldfish are the only fishes that can live in a simple (unfiltered, unheated) fishbowl? Did you know that a fish costs $1.99?