Friday, August 17, 2012

Goodbye Bette!

I’m sad to say that our favorite fish died today. “Bob” was a feeder fish that was won by my daughter at a local fair from a ping-pong ball toss game about 8 years ago. Over the years he grew quickly and we discovered that “he” was a “she” so we renamed her to “Bob-ette”, or commonly “Bette”. Keeping her water clean was a challenge and is the reason for my discovery of the aquaponics world!

Bette’s first public appearance was in a New York Times article about aquaponics ( She was also in one of my videos about building an indoor aquaponic system ( Most recently she was in a video produced by film maker Kirsten Dirksen (

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