[Parentsgroup-list] Enormous goldfish seeks new home + moving sale coming

Alan Wagner agwagner at fas.harvard.edu
Thu Jul 31 08:21:19 EDT 2008

Hi all,

We're leaving the country next week, and one of the many tasks we've  
left to the last minute is finding a new home for our pet goldfish,  
Harpo.  (We don't actually know if he's a he or a she, we just  

Harpo is a common goldfish species (not an ornamental kind), but is  
extraordinary in that he has grown to be about a foot long, including  
his beautiful, flowing tail.  He came as a table decoration to a  
luncheon at Lowell House a few years ago, when he was less than two  
inches in size, and he just grew bigger with each new tank we put him  
in.  I don't believe he can get much larger than his current size,  

Harpo comes with the 20-gallon tank he's currently living in, which is  
still probably too small for him (he dirties the water up, and needs a  
partial water change about once a week.  We also will include the  
filter, plus two five-gallon buckets and tubing we use for water  
changes, and his water quality test kit).  We also have what appears  
to be a 40-gallon tank plus filter that we recovered from last  
spring's move-out that we can give you -- we never had the chance to  
try it out, but it should be a better size for him.

So -- if you'd like to welcome a beautiful, inexpensive, low- 
maintenance pet into you home, please call Alan at 617-493-2911 or  
email <agwagner at fas.harvard.edu>.

Keep your eyes out also for our moving sale, to be announced in a day  
or two -- we have some very good infant / toddler items that we're not  
taking with us, including a crib, playpen, two strollers, car seat,  
and booster seat, plus also some furnishings and housewares (wooden  
bed frame, a set of 4 bamboo curtains, small appliances, a 23-inch TV,  
space heater...)  If you have a special interest in any of these,  
please call or email as well.

All the best,

Alan Wagner (Ph.D. 2008)
Resident Tutor, Lowell House

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