While Ryan was going through his radiotherapy treatment he asked about having some fish again. When I say again we used to have a fish tank back in 2010, but when House met Van the fish unfortunately did not survive the ordeal.
Ry sold the idea to me as therapy to help him relax while recovering at home and the tank light would act as a night light for him also.
His birthday is in November, so the timing of his suggestion made perfect sense and solved the annual ‘what to get’ dilema.
Once his radio therapy finished the week after his 15th birthday we took Ryan shopping to purchase a new tank to set up and cycle before adding any fish as we chose to go for a basic tropical fish set up with the plan to house some tetra and corydora catfish.
Ryan’s tank is now three months old and we are doing really well. The fish seem happy enough and more importantly, we haven’t lost any yet, so we must be doing something right. Ry feeds them every day, but I do all the cleaning and maintenance so as not to put him at any risk while he is neutropenic.