Some years ago I went through my "fish" phase. I bought some guppies and tried raising them. As it turns out, I'm not really good with fish and they all died. :S When we lived in China I had bought some guppies and they thrived in the regular tap water. Kind of gives you an idea of what Beijing's tap water was like at the time. :) They even had babies. When I left China, I got some mason jars and put a male and female in each one and gave them away to the people who worked in the hotel in which we lived. They were thrilled to get them. So when I came back to the States, I thought it would be easy to raise some more. But I couldn't seem to get the water balanced correctly for them.
During this "fish phase", I also bought some fish refrigerator magnets. I also had some fish window clings that I put on my kitchen window. I had fish everywhere! Then one day I happened to read something about how fish represented babies, and it made me realize that what I really wanted was another baby. I did have another baby, and lo and behold, my fish phase disappeared. :D Now I'm not saying that everyone who has fish wants a baby, but in my case it held true. But now that I'm 50, if I start wanting fish again, I'll just wait for the grandchildren to start coming.
Now go and see what the other consortium members were able to do with this fishy topic:
Rummuser, Anu, Ashkok, Gaelikka, Grannymar, , Padmum, Magpie11, andAkanksha,Will Knot, Maria the Silver Fox, Anki, Nema Noor Paul Plain Joe, and Rohit
and The Old Fossil