Lone survivor At our house we have a small aquarium from last few years. I T is said that watching fish give u calmness & peace...It is good as per Fangshuie they bring prosperity to the owner. I know watching them give me pleasure for few seconds or min but watching them for long seeing them swimming from here to there to here again is not relaxing for me. Yet it has given me an additional job of giving them food morning & evening, changing water every 15 days & so on. Initially few lots of fishes were poor survivor & all dies in few months span. Finding one of them dead in the morning while giving them food was a very sad moment & the sad news used reach with a yell to every member of the family that lo one has again died. But the last lot I got was 3 years back, simple golden fish & two black one. Feng- shui says it must be 8 golden & one black but one of them dies so quickly that it is not possible to maintain that for a long time. Any way my this lot survived best for almost three years they all were safely swimming & my daughter used to comment that how boring must be their life with only swimming to do & meet each other every other second . Do they have a memory, do they remember each other & have names for each other? I read some where that golden fish has a very short memory for only 3 sec? So was it possible for them to remember each other or every time they used to introduce - Hi I am Mrs. /miss golden so & so nice meeting u or they just swim without any communication. Then this lot started dying one by one in the space of one year & I commented that there life cycle is completed & so no sad feeling this time, ultimately two black ones survived & they grow also to almost 8 -9 inches & so I said that lets not bring another set as they are quite big & need this space but few months back one of them also died suddenly & the remaining one was all alone & is swimming day & night as was in the past. She? Or is it He? Is still surviving & swimming all alone. I wonder what is it like a all alone survivor ,as she was the fittest of the lot as proved by Charles Darwin "survival of the fittest" so the fittest one has to live with the loneliness which comes with the survival . People at the top of this list must also be very lonely at this point of life. I can’t do nothing for my fish but I think I or rather we shud share the loneliness of our elders & not leave them like a lone fish in the aquarium!