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 (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/18/garden/18aqua.html). She was also in one of my videos about building an indoor aquaponic system (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NAiTEq9w5o). Most recently she was in a video produced by film maker Kirsten Dirksen (http://youtu.be/VBspR2p0YYM).