Ghillie – Then, Now, and Always

It’s always sad when we lose a pet, particularly one we’ve had for a while. But death isn’t always a sad event–especially when the creature in question has lived a long, productive, and happy life. And that’s the case today. Ghillie joined my reef in early 2011, when he was just under six months old. He adored my adult seahorse, Cygnus–then the dominant male in the tank–and followed him everywhere. Ghillie even got along with Emperor Maximus Angryfish I, our watchman goby. Which led to Ghillie becoming a father: When I returned from dinner, she had died–but Ghillie stayed with her to the

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