Goldfish fire drill
April 24, 2012 4:58 AM Subscribe
Help my small apartment-dwelling friend come up with a fire evacuation plan for her goldfish.
posted by ladygypsy to pets & animals (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We live in a multi-story apartment building. Every three or four months some joker pulls the fire alarm, and after trooping down multiple flights of stairs we spend an hour socializing outside.
This happened a few days ago and one of the little kids (about 5 years old) was visibly upset because she and her mom left the goldfish (just one, but in a small filtered aquarium) upstairs. I understand her plight...I bring my dogs with me and it would upset me to leave them behind. I saw them this morning, and mom says the kid's still worried.
So, I'm looking for a way to get a goldfish out of a small tank and down five flights of indoor fire escape stairs without killing said goldfish. Back in my unregulated youth, I'd have popped it and some water into a zip top bag. Is there a better way now?
Disclaimer! Please don't think that if there was really a fire, mom and kid would spend 20 extra minutes accommodating the goldfish. What we're looking for is a realistic way to get my young buddy past this little emotional bump in the road. If she'll sleep better by seeing a brown paper bag that says "Fishy's fire kit" that only contains a solo cup and a baggie, that's a win. It has to be realistic though, because they'll probably try their own fire drill.