He sleeps on its side like a human and enjoys swimming up-side-down.
We got him from a pet shop the day after my daughter won his ex-bowl mate, Ash, in the famed LA-based 626 night market. Ash died soon after, like all carnival terrorized/caught fish. But Obsidian was born in a pet shop and did not have the crazy life style that Ash did. So he lived. He’s been with us for over 4 months now.
I seem the be the only one who is attached to him. Plum asked if she could dissect him. So I moved Obsidian out of Plum’s bedroom. Once I made Monkey King watch Obsidian falling asleep. I wanted to show MK how Obsidian would just float up to the surface and turn either to his side or up-side-down, depending on his mood I suppose, as he fell asleep. “But you have to be really quiet and don’t move! So that you can see how our fish fall asleep!”
“Oh how fun. Just how I want to spend my Friday evening!” MK lamented.
And so this is how our fish became my fish.