Micah quickly found a really cool ghost catfish - you can see right through him. He looks kind of like a fish skeleton.
And then we saw some fiddler crabs. Conner was in love. The crabs were in an aquarium, just like the fish. All the facts and care instructions looked very similar to those for the fish. The price was about the same. I figured, "Hey, why not"?"
So we took Ghost and Snappy home and dumped them in with the other fish. And everything was fine. For a couple of days, anyway...
Then one day I went in to check on the fish as usual, and I couldn't find Snappy. I figured he was just hiding, so I checked back again several times throughout the day. I still couldn't find him. By this point I figured he was dead, I just couldn't imagine where his body might be.
Later in the day, Josiah was looking for a very specific ball. I suggested that we look where it was supposed to be - the ball bucket. Now, the ball bucket sits in Josiah's room, right next to the dresser that the aquarium sits on. We dumped out all of the balls and began sorting through them, looking for Josiah's ball...and found Snappy! Not only was he in the ball bucket, but he was alive! Apparently he found a way to crawl out of the aquarium. And apparently he can live on both land and water!
We ended up sticking Snappy back into the water, closing up the place we thought he got out of, and ran to Walmart. Now Snappy has a separate aquarium (the original smaller one), shallower water, a little tiki guy that he can crawl on...and a friend named Crabby. :)